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Ready to relax at the pool? Do you have a life jacket? Don't leave the country with it!
Life jackets are meant to save lives, but did you know that according to the EAR, life jackets are potentially dangerous objects that can't be taken outside of the U.S. without an export license!
Do you have an item that may require an export license? Export license applications and commodity classification requests can be submitted online through a system known as SNAP-R.
The Bureau of Industry & Security has also made new updates to the system May 2018!
NEW RULE - China Customs Advanced Manifest Regulations (CCAM)
China Customs has released Order No. 56 to adjust the advanced manifest regulations for cargo imported into, exported from, or cargo transshipped via China effective June 1st.
The purpose of this regulation is to ensure that data is complete, accurate, and effective in the implementation of the security access and risk control mechanism.
The required data elements to be submitted via an advanced submission of the manifest to China Customs electronically 24 hours prior to loading for sea freight and 4 hours prior to departure for airfreight.
The Department of Commerce has self-initiated an investigation under section 232 of the Trade Expansion Act of 1962.
From the article:
"The investigation will determine whether imports of automobiles, including SUVs, vans and light trucks, and automotive parts into the United States threaten to impair the national security as defined in Section 232," stated an article by the Department of Commerce. "This investigation will consider whether the decline of domestic automobile and automotive parts production threatens to weaken the internal economy of the United States, including by potentially reducing research, development, and jobs for skilled workers in connected vehicle systems, autonomous vehicles, fuel cells, electric motors and storage, advanced manufacturing processes, and other cutting-edge technologies."
On May 8, 2018, the President announced his decision to cease the United States’ participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), and to begin re-imposing the U.S. nuclear-related sanctions that were lifted to effectuate the JCPOA sanctions relief. In conjunction with this announcement, the President issued a National Security Presidential Memorandum (NSPM), directing the Secretary of State and the Secretary of the Treasury to prepare immediately for the re-imposition of all of the U.S. sanctions lifted or waived in connection with the JCPOA, to be accomplished as expeditiously as possible and in no case later than 180 days from the date of the NSPM.
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued a new proposed rule for firearms, assault weapons, combat shotguns and more on the U.S. Munitions List that would be controlled under the Commerce Control List. The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls has proposed to revise the USML categories I, II and III to describe more precisely those types of articles that warrant control on the USML List. BIS indicates that these rules aim to help the global marketplace become more competitive for U.S. Companies.