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Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Permit Electronic Filing of Reports of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott

Blaine Smith   October 18, 2016   Comments Off on Commerce/BIS Amends EAR to Permit Electronic Filing of Reports of Requests for Restrictive Trade Practice or Boycott

https://www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2016-10-14/pdf/2016-24831.pdf In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to permit electronic submission as an additional method available to United States persons for reporting requests they receive to take certain actions in furtherance or support of an unsanctioned foreign boycott, as required… Read more »

China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

Blaine Smith   September 26, 2016   Comments Off on China lifts 13-year ban on beef imports from U.S.

American steak could soon be back on the menu in China after officials announced the lifting of a 13-year ban on imports of beef from the U.S. Restoring exports to China is a top priority for U.S. farmers because they want to take advantage of the country’s growing demand for… Read more »

$14 Billion In Cargo Stranded At Sea, On Hanjin Ships

Blaine Smith   September 8, 2016   Comments Off on $14 Billion In Cargo Stranded At Sea, On Hanjin Ships

The fallout from last week’s historic bankruptcy of one of the world’s biggest shipping lines, Hanjin Shipping, continued with little resolution with as much as $14 billion worth of cargo stranded at sea. Read More

Decrementing Export Licenses in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

Blaine Smith   August 10, 2016   Comments Off on Decrementing Export Licenses in the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE)

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), working with U.S. Customs and Border Protection, deployed a new AES function to assist filers reporting BIS-licensed exports. On July 28, 2016, AES began decrementing the BIS license value and now returns one or more Informational Messages to the filer. These messages will… Read more »

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 »

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 »

AES Transition To AES Completed in Global Wizard

Heather Noggle   April 25, 2016   Comments Off on AES Transition To AES Completed in Global Wizard

Export compliance software programs that transmit EEI data to the US government must be fully transitioned to the AES within the ACE Platform version of AES by April 30, 2016.  Global Wizard completed its transition on April 22, 2016. If you are a Global Wizard user and have questions or… Read more »