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On Sunday, Dec. 10th, we celebrate Human Rights Day as the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights turns 70. We are proud that many U.S. and non-U.S. companies, including those engaging in global trade, have recognized the shared responsibility to ensure that supply chains remain free of forced labor and other human rights abuses. We can all take action in our daily lives to promote protective rights for all, ensuring the propagation of kindness toward every human being. We hope you join us as we #StandUp4HumanRights on December 10th and every day. Let us all continue to do our part to help make the world a better place.
Today, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) amended its regulations to adjust for inflation the amounts that CBP can assess as civil monetary penalties for the following three violations – transporting passengers between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; towing a vessel between coastwise points in the United States by a non-coastwise qualified vessel; and dealing in or using an empty stamped imported liquor container after it has already been used once. Read More→
The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that U.S.-based dental products manufacturer, Dentsply Sirona Inc. (the successor in interest to Dentsply International Inc. (DII)), agreed to pay $1,220,400 to settle charges that two of DII’s subsidiaries violated U.S. sanctions on Iran. Read More→
Earlier this week, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) amended and re-issued a Ukraine-/Russia-related general license which authorized certain transactions related to derivative products otherwise prohibited by Directives 1, 2, and 3. The amended general license was revised to account for the decreased maturity dates relating to new debt (which became effective on Nov. 28, 2017) in the prohibitions of Directives 1 and 2. Directives 1 and 2 were recently revised to implement the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act of 2017. OFAC also published updated Ukraine-/Russia-related FAQs and one new FAQ.
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Join the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Houston DEC for two seminars – (1) Complying with U.S. Export Controls and (2) Technology and Software Controls. Complying with U.S. Export Controls will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. The Technology and Software Controls session will offer a comprehensive look at how to comply with the U.S. export and reexport controls relating to technology and software. Register→
Join the Society of Petroleum Engineers for a conference that will present current and prove technologies in hydraulic fracturing, lessons learned from fracture-simulated wells, and how to apply this technology globally. The conference also features a robust technical program with more than 50 technical papers, dynamic training courses, and an exhibition of the latest products and services. Register→
Join the USTDA for a Reverse Trade Mission designed to introduce a delegation of senior public and private sector officials from Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, and Uganda to U.S. technologies and industry best practices in the smart grid sector. Delegates will participate in site visits and meet with U.S. government stakeholders, U.S. utilities, and U.S. companies to discuss technologies to reduce losses and improve reliability as well as policies, regulations, and financing mechanisms to facilitate the implementation of smart grid projects. More Info→
Join the USTDA for a Reverse Trade Mission (RTM) that will bring public officials and coal plant operators from Turkey, South Africa and Romania to the United States for site visits and meetings with U.S. businesses. Another RTM will be held May 14 - 23, 2018, to bring public officials and coal plant operators from India, Indonesia, Thailand, and Vietnam to the United States for meetings. More Info→
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