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US Government Revises Two Previous FAQs Regarding US Persons Abroad

On April 6, 2020, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced it had revised two published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The revised FAQs address US persons abroad and requests for authorization to provide defense services. The FAQs read: (1) If I request authorization for defense services that describe my current … Continue Reading

Deadline Approaches for Certain Transitioning USML Category Items to CCL

Due to the Export Control Reform (ECR) that began nearly six years ago, the Department of States’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has updated 18 of the 21 categories in the United States Munitions List (USML), and most of these categories had items transition to the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by respective … Continue Reading

Regulatory Revisions to International Traffc in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

On October 4, 2018, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced in the Federal Register revisions to the ITAR titled, “Regulatory Reform Revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.” The revisions are in response to comments that the Department of State received. The new rule has removed certain notification requirements from the ITAR, and it removed certain items … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop – “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK – July 23-25, 2018

Our Aerospace & Defense Group is pleased to partner once again with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd to host the upcoming “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” US Export Controls Workshop in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 2018 welcomes the 11th anniversary of the workshop.… Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe

Status:   Clearance   Acquirer:  MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:  DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) Value:  US$3.6 billion (C$4.7 billion) Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   UPDATE:  On September 28, 2017, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Canadian global communications and information company, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., a US based satellite imagery company, “announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: “The ITAR Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK – 12-14 June 2017

Squire Patton Boggs’ Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Industry Group will co-host the three-day ITAR and EAR workshop sessions, popularly known as “The ITAR Virus EARvolves!“, with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd. This year marks the 10th anniversary of these annual workshops, as the ITAR and the EAR continue to evolve. The 2017 conference will … Continue Reading

CFIUS Mitigation: Midea Group Co. Ltd. and KUKA AG

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Midea Group Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:  KUKA AG (Germany) Value:  Est. US$1.3 billion Industry:  Automation   UPDATE: On December 29, 2016, Midea Group received clearance from CFIUS and DDTC for its take-over of KUKA AG. (See KUKA Press Release, US Government Au thorities gront clearances for take-over of KUKA by Midea, … Continue Reading

DDTC Publishes Final Rule Revising USML Categories VIII and XIX

In the latest steps taken to implement the President’s Export Control Reform initiative, DDTC has published a final rule implementing revisions to Categories VIII (aircraft and related articles) and XIX (gas turbine engines and associated equipment) of the United States Munitions List (USML). Among other things, the rule clarifies the scope of items covered by those … Continue Reading

DDTC and BIS Harmonised Destination Control Statement Rules Go Into Effect

On 15 November 2016, companion rules issued by DDTC and BIS went into effect that adopt a harmonised destination control statement for controlled exports. Exporters must now include the new destination control statement on the commercial invoice for covered items that are exported, retransferred or reexported in tangible form. And, in the case of 9×515 … Continue Reading

BIS Amends EAR to Update Military Arms Embargo Status of Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam

US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued a final rule amending various provisions of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to account for changes to controls on exports of arms and related materiel to Côte d’Ivoire, Liberia, Sri Lanka and Vietnam. These actions follow the recent termination of the arms embargos of … Continue Reading

New Rule Harmonises the EAR and ITAR Destination Control Statements

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) each issued companion final rules (see here and here) that will amend the EAR and the ITAR, respectively, to harmonise the destination control statement language provided in both sets of regulations. These actions are the latest in a series taken pursuant … Continue Reading

Export Control Reform Continues Through Changes to Key Terms

In June, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published companion rules to harmonize the definitions of key terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the ITAR, respectively. The terms affected by the rulemaking include such fundamental concepts in export controls as “export”, “reexport”, “release”, “transfer” … Continue Reading

DDTC Implements New Versions of Export Licensing Forms and “Guidelines for Preparing Agreements”

At the end of March, US Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued new versions of export licensing forms used with its DTrade online license application system, including the DSP-5, -6, -61, -62, -73, and -74. DTrade users now are required to use only the newly issued versions of those forms, version 9.2, which are available for download on … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop: The ITAR “Virus” EARvolves! – Stratford-upon-Avon, UK – 18-20 July 2016

The hugely successful three-day ITAR Workshop sessions, jointly organized by EGADD, our Aerospace, Defense & Government Services Practice Group, and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd, will be taking place again in Stratford-upon-Avon, UK, on 18-20 July 2016. George Grammas will host several workshops. Subjects to be covered over the three-day sessions could, amongst others, include: US … Continue Reading

DDTC and BIS Issue Proposed Rules to Reform USML Category XII and Related Controls of Fire Control, Laser, Imaging, and Guidance and Control Equipment

The US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Commerce Departments’ Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) have issued companion proposed rules to reform Category XII of the US Munitions List (USML). Under the proposed rules (State Rule; BIS Rule), certain fire control, laser, imaging, and guidance and control equipment that were previously controlled as defence articles … Continue Reading

DDTC Publishes Public Comments to Proposed Revision of US Munitions List Categories XIV and XVIII

Public comments to the proposed rule that would implement revisions to Categories XIV (toxicological agents, including chemical agents, biological agents, and associated equipment) and XVIII (directed energy weapons) of the US Munitions List (USML) are now posted to the Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC) website. The proposed rule, at 80 FR 345872, is part … Continue Reading

BIS and DDTC Propose New Rules to Harmonise EAR and ITAR Definitions

On 3 June 2015, the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published companion announcements in the Federal Register of proposed revisions to key terms in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The proposed rules, if adopted, … Continue Reading
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