Latest news on import/export controls, trade compliance and federal regulatory updates from the U.S., EU, Canada, U.K, Australia, China, Japan and other countries.


Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule requires persons intending to export or reexport to Hong Kong any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile technology (MT), nuclear nonproliferation (NP column 1), or chemical and biological weapons (CB) reasons […]

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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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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – On December 27, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amended the regulations regarding the requirement to file a Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) certification when importing into the customs territory of the United States chemicals in bulk form or as part of mixtures and articles containing a […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by adding five entities to the Entity List. These five entities have been determined by the U.S. Government to be acting contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States. BIS […]

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Source: U.S. Customs and Border Protection – On December 12, 2016, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) published in the Federal Register a document announcing CBP’s plans to modify and clarify the National Customs Automation Program (NCAP) test regarding Post-Summary Correction (PSC) claims to entry summaries that are filed in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE), […]

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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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