Source: Office of the United States Trade Representative. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) issued a letter to signatories of the Trans-Pacific Partnership Agreement (“TPP”) that the United States has formally withdrawn from the agreement per guidance from the President of the United States. The letter emphasizes the commitment of the United States […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the India–U.S. Joint Statement of June 7, 2016 (June Statement), which recognized the United States and India as Major Defense Partners. This rule amends the EAR by establishing a […]

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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 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 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 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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