Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule revises the policy of review for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items that are intended to ensure the safety of civil aviation or the safe operation of fixed-wing, commercial passenger aircraft. Such applications will now be reviewed under a general policy […]

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Source: U.S. Department of State – DDTC The Department of State requests comments from the public regarding recent revisions to Category XII of the United States Munitions List (USML). In light of the ongoing transition of the USML to a more ‘‘positive list’’ pursuant to the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative, the Department requests […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC Toronto-Dominion Bank (“TD Bank”),a financial institution headquartered in Toronto, Canada, has agreed to remit $516,105 to settle its potential civil liability for 167 apparent violations of § 515.201 of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515(CACR), and § 560.204 of the Iranian Transactions Sanctions Regulations, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS On October 12, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule entitled ‘‘Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Control of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance Equipment the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the United States Munitions List (USML).’’ This notice […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury (OFAC)  – On January 5, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published two Kingpin Act General Licenses:  General License 3B, “Authorizing Certain Transactions and Activities to Wind Down Operations Involving La Estrella and El Siglo Newspapers”, and General License 4E, “Authorizing Certain Transactions involving […]

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The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls expects to publish a Final Rule in the Federal Register revising USML Category XV soon. The rule is titled Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV, Public Notice 9688. Once published in the Federal Register, DDTC anticipates this Final Rule will […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – U.S. Census Bureau The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $45.2 billion in November from $42.4 billion in October (revised), as exports decreased and imports increased. GOODS AND SERVICES Exports decreased to $185.8 billion in November from $186.3 billion in October. Goods were $122.4 billion […]

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Source: U.S. Department of State The Department of State amends the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to enable U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to implement the International Trade Data System (ITDS), which will allow businesses to electronically submit the data required to import or export cargo, as provided by Executive Order 13659 and […]

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Source: U.S. Census Bureau The international trade deficit was $65.3 billion in November, up $3.4 billion from $61.9 billion in October. Exports of goods for November were $121.7 billion, $1.2 billion less than October exports. Imports of goods for November were $187.0 billion, $2.2 billion more than October imports. …

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC The President issued an Executive Order Taking Additional Steps To Address The National Emergency With Respect To Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities. This amends Executive Order 13694, “Blocking the Property of Certain Persons Engaging in Significant Malicious Cyber-Enabled Activities.” E.O. 13694 authorized the imposition of sanctions on individuals […]

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