Author Archives: Blaine Smith

How Important Is Cross-Department Compliance Training?”

Blaine Smith   June 13, 2017   Comments Off on How Important Is Cross-Department Compliance Training?”

Volkov law posted about compliance training, and it’s good enough to quote the whole thing. Original article: http://blog.volkovlaw.com/2017/06/future-now-compliance-technology/ This posting is not a “pie in the sky” outline of compliance in the future, when technology works seamlessly with compliance functions. My focus today is on what is happening now in the… Read more »

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Blaine Smith   May 10, 2017   Comments Off on Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Come learn about the changes in the Final Rule titled: “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements” that was published on April 19, 2017. The Census Bureau made changes related to the… Read more »

U.S. Census Bureau’s Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Blaine Smith   May 2, 2017   Comments Off on U.S. Census Bureau’s Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series

Regulatory Updates: Town Hall Series Date: Tuesday, May 16, 2017 Time: 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EST Come learn about the changes in the Final Rule titled: “Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR): Clarification on Filing Requirements” that was published on April 19, 2017. The Census Bureau made changes related to the… Read more »

Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

Blaine Smith   March 30, 2017   Comments Off on Complying with New U.S. Requirements for Shipping to Hong Kong

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has recently announced new requirements for shipments of certain controlled items to or through Hong Kong. Effective April 19, 2017, exporters and re-exporters of items controlled under the multilateral regimes must obtain a copy of a Hong Kong import license or a written… Read more »

Removal of AES License Code C32

Blaine Smith   March 27, 2017   Comments Off on Removal of AES License Code C32

March 27, 2017 Removal of AES License Code C32 On June 9, 2016, the U.S. Census Bureau issued a broadcast informing filers in the Automated Export System (AES) that effective October 1, 2016, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed from AES License Code C32, designated… Read more »

Corporate Compliance

Blaine Smith   February 28, 2017   Comments Off on Corporate Compliance

The DOJ Fraud Section’s “Evaluation of Corporate Compliance Programs” puts chief compliance officers on notice about how the adequacy of their companies’ compliance programs is evaluated by prosecutors. On February 8, the Fraud Section of the US Department of Justice (DOJ) published a list of “important topics and sample questions”… Read more »

Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Blaine Smith   February 8, 2017   Comments Off on Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated

Effective immediately, Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated of the Automated Export System Trade Interface Requirements (AESTIR) has been updated. Appendix U – HTS/Schedule B Classifications Requiring Used Vehicle Reporting Updated can be found at: https://www.cbp.gov/document/guidance/appendix-u-htsschedule-b-classifications-requiring-used-vehicle-reporting

CBP Posts Advice on New Document Requirements for Subheading 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned Claims

Blaine Smith   February 2, 2017   Comments Off on CBP Posts Advice on New Document Requirements for Subheading 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned Claims

In CSMS #17-000046 message, dated January 31, 2017, CBP issued guidance on documentation requirements for the new 9801.00.10 – U.S. and Foreign Goods Returned provisions mandated by section 904(b) of the Trade Facilitation and Enforcement Act of 2015. Background On April 25, 2016, a change to the Harmonized Tariff Schedule… Read more »

New Requirements for Exports and Reexports to and from Hong Kong: BIS Requires Exporters and Reexporters to Confirm Compliance with Hong Kong Import and Export Controls

Blaine Smith   January 25, 2017   Comments Off on New Requirements for Exports and Reexports to and from Hong Kong: BIS Requires Exporters and Reexporters to Confirm Compliance with Hong Kong Import and Export Controls

– Effective April 19, 2017, those planning to export or reexport to Hong Kong items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) under a license or license exception will generally need to receive from their clients or consignees before shipping a copy of the required Hong Kong import license or… Read more »

Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation

Blaine Smith   January 23, 2017   Comments Off on Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation

Amendments to the Export Administration Regulations Implementing an Additional Phase of India-U.S. Export Control Cooperation 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… Read more »