The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has added one entity to the Entity List, thereby amending the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Citing that this entity poses “a significant risk of becoming involved in activities contrary to the national security or foreign policy interests of the United States,”’ Fujian Jinhua Integrated Circuit Company, Ltd., (a.k.a., JHICC) has been added to the entity list. This entity will be listed under the destination of China and
The US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has updated the Commerce Control List (CCL) based on the agreements made at the Wassenaar Arrangement on Export Controls for Conventional Arms and Dual-Use Goods and Technologies (WA) at the December 2017 WA Plenary meeting. These changes coordinate the CCL with the WA by revising Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) and making the associated changes in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). These changes are effecti
Her Majesty's Revenue and Customs (HMRC) department has begun updating its customs declaration system by gradually phasing in the new Customs Declaration Service (CDS) and replacing the existing Customs Handling of Import and Export Freight (CHIEF) system. It is expected that importers will complete the move over to CDS early in the coming year, while exporters will shift to CDS in March 2019. Therefore, it follows that CDS and CHIEF will run concurrently for a short period o
The European Commission has adopted the annual Delegated Regulation that updates the EU dual-use export control list. The majority of changes result from amendments agreed upon at the 2017 Plenary of the Wassenaar Arrangement. The Delegated Regulation is anticipated to enter into force on 14 December 2018. To read the European Commission’s notice on the '2018 Update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items' please click here. To read the 'Comprehensive Change Note Summary 201
The UK has passed the Chemical Weapons (Asset-Freezing) and Miscellaneous Amendments Regulations 2018 (SI 2018/1090). These Regulations, which come into force on 7 November 2018, allow for UK penalties, enforcement, etc in response to Council Regulation (EU) 2018/1542. The EU regulations impose sanctions against those responsible for manufacturing, using or engaging in preparations to use chemical weapons, as well as those that assist or encourage such activities To read SI 2
The Attorney General’s Chambers of Malaysia has published an amended Strategic Trade (Strategic Items) Order. This amendment affects the Munitions List and the Dual Use List. The amendment is effective beginning 31 October 2018. To read the amended Schedule please click here.
The European Council has approved a new system to ‘address the use and proliferation of chemical weapons.’ The EU will now be able to impose sanctions on persons and/or entities that are involved in developing or using chemical weapons, regardless of their nationality or location. These sanctions will include a travel ban to the EU and an asset freeze for listed persons and entities. In addition, ‘EU persons and entities are forbidden from making funds available to those list
The United Kingdom’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office published a new update on what the sanction policies will be if there is no Brexit deal in place by March 2019. This update is a part of the ‘technical notices’ series that the government has published in order to prepare businesses and citizens for the upcoming Brexit deadline. The notice once again stresses that it is unlikely that the UK leaves the EU without an agreement in place, given ‘the mutual interests of the UK a
The U.S. Department of Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has temporarily extended general licenses relating to EN+ Group plc and United Company RUSAL PLC and has issued general licenses 13E, 14B, and 16B. To read the original text from OFAC and to find links to the new general licenses please click here.
The German 'Bundesamt für Wirtschaft und Ausfuhrkontrolle' (BAFA) has renewed General Approvals No. 18, No. 19, No. 23 and No. 25, without any changes, until 31 March 2019. General Approval No. 27 has also been renewed until 31 March 2019, with changes. To view the changes to No. 27 and the announcement by BAFA, please click here. To read the full text of extended General Approvals please click here and look under 'List of General Approvals.'