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US Adds Five Chinese Companies to the Department of Commerce Entity List

On June 24, 2019, the US Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register a Final Rule designating five entities, all located in China, to the Entity List. The five entities are: Chengdu Haiguang Integrated Circuit – aliases include Hygon and Chengdu Haiguang Jincheng Dianlu Sheji Chengdu Haiguang Microelectronics Technology – aliases include HMC … Continue Reading

Obama Administration Lifts Sanctions on Sudan

On Tuesday, January 17, 2017, the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will publish in the Federal Register a far-reaching amendment to its Sudanese Sanctions Regulations (SSR), 31 CFR Part 538. While styled as a “general license,” the amendment will have the practical effect of terminating the embargo of Sudan that the US … 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

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Revokes Open General Export Licence (OGEL) (International Non- Proliferation Regime Decontrols: Dual-Use Items)

The OGEL (dealing with international non-proliferation regime decontrols: dual-use items) which allowed, subject to certain conditions, the export of specified dual-use (having a civilian and military application) items has been permanently revoked, as it is no longer useful to exporters. If an export can no longer meet the terms and conditions of a particular licence … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Updates and Amends Five Open General Export Licences (OGELs)

The ECO has updated and amended five OGELs following an update to the EU dual-use list, which was published in the EU Official Journal, on 15 November 2016. The updates include changes to the goods schedule of each relevant licence. Of note, Côte d’Ivoire and Liberia have been removed from the list of excluded destinations … Continue Reading

UK Export Control Organisation (ECO) Publishes Latest Version of Consolidated List of Military and Dual-Use Items

On 16 November, the ECO published a new version of its consolidated list of controlled military and dual-use items that require an export licence issued by the ECO. The list includes items such as radioactive sources and torture goods. It also includes dual-use items (that are designed for civilian purposes, which also potentially have a military … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (15-21 August 2016)

GAO Report on Antidumping.  House Ways and Means Chairman Kevin Brady (R-TX) released a statement on 15 August in response to the GAO report titled, “Antidumping and Countervailing Duties: CBP Action Needed to Reduce Duty Processing Errors and Mitigate Nonpayment Risk.”  He stated: [The] GAO report highlights that the Administration needs to do much more … Continue Reading

Trade Talk: Week in Review (1-7 August 2016)

Singapore – Official Head of State Visit.  On Tuesday, 2 August, President Obama and Prime Minister Lee met in Washington to discuss bilateral relations between their two countries.  The White House released a joint U.S.-Singapore statement detailing cooperative efforts to:  (1) support robust economic cooperation and commercial connectivity and drive innovation; (2) enhance security and … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (16-20 May 2016)

TPP – ITC Report Released.  Late Wednesday afternoon, the ITC released its report on the effects of the proposed TPP on the U.S. economy.  The nearly 800-page report examines specific industry sectors in the United States and seeks to ascertain which would benefit or suffer from the deal.  U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman immediately issued … 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

American Conference Institute (ACI) EAR Boot Camp – Chicago, Illinois – 23-24 May 2016

Chris Skinner will present on a panel focusing on CCL classification at ACI’s EAR Boot Camp. The conference is ideal for novice and advanced practitioners to gain practical understanding of changes deriving from the initial phase of the Export Control Reform and obligations for all exporting parties under the EAR. Visit the ACI website for additional information. … Continue Reading

Trade Talk – Week in Review (23-25 November 2015)

Due to a short work week last week in observance of the US Thanksgiving holiday, below is a lighter than usual version of Trade Talk.    Congressional Priorities for the Remainder of 2016. The U.S. Congress is in recess this week, in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday. Both chambers will reconvene on Monday. When Congress returns it … Continue Reading
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