Monthly Archives: June 2016

Top Markets for US Exporters – Explore!

Heather Noggle   June 24, 2016   Comments Off on Top Markets for US Exporters – Explore!

As you look to grow your exports, are you finding markets in the best countries for your product line? Find your best international markets by industry in this blog post on June 14th on Export Compliance Matters. Last week the Commerce Department’s International Trade Administration (ITA) released the second installment of… Read more »

Maritime Organization (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

Blaine Smith   June 22, 2016   Comments Off on Maritime Organization (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS)

SOLAS – are you ready? On July 1, 2016, the International Maritime Organization (IMO) Safety of Life at Sea (SOLAS) container weight verification requirements or Verified Gross Mass (VGM) will take effect, requiring all containers and their contents to be weighed prior to vessel loading to be accepted on board. Read… Read more »

US Introduces Bill to Designate India as its Special Global Partner — Would amend AECA

Blaine Smith   June 15, 2016   Comments Off on US Introduces Bill to Designate India as its Special Global Partner — Would amend AECA

Two top US lawmakers have introduced a legislation in the House of Representatives to designate India as a ‘special global partner’ of the US, and take steps to ramp up engagement and deepen bilateral collaboration on a host of issues, including defense. Read More Here

REMOVAL OF AES LICENSE TYPE CODE C32, NO LICENSE REQUIRED (NLR)

Blaine Smith   June 9, 2016   Comments Off on REMOVAL OF AES LICENSE TYPE CODE C32, NO LICENSE REQUIRED (NLR)

June 9, 2016 REMOVAL OF AES LICENSE TYPE CODE C32, NO LICENSE REQUIRED (NLR) Effective on October 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security will remove the license type C32, No License Required (NLR), from the list of License Types in the Automated Export System (AES). … Read more »

US Trade Deficit Rises

Heather Noggle   June 8, 2016   Comments Off on US Trade Deficit Rises

Imports are rising.  In early June, US News and World Report gave information from the Commerce Department: The Commerce Department said Friday that the deficit increased 5.3 percent in April to $37.4 billion, up from an imbalance of $35.5 billion in March. Exports increased 1.5 percent to $182.8 billion but… Read more »

BIS and State Issue Final Rules Aligning EAR and ITAR Definitions

Blaine Smith   June 6, 2016   Comments Off on BIS and State Issue Final Rules Aligning EAR and ITAR Definitions

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department have issued final rules updating definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), respectively, to enhance clarity and consistency of terms between both export control regulations.  The BIS rule (81 F.R. 35587) also… Read more »