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Trade-Related News in a Flash 11.17.17

November 17, 2017

DDTC: Discontinuance of Form DSP-119 and ELLIE; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Enforcement; Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

DDTC: Discontinuance of Form DSP-119 and ELLIE

November 17, 2017

The U.S. Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced that effective Dec. 1, 2017, DDTC will no longer accept form DSP-119 to amend the DSP-85.  DDTC stated that any DSP-119 form submitted on or after Dec. 1, 2017 will be returned without action.  All pending DSP-119’s will be processed pursuant to section 123.25 of the ITAR (Amendments to licenses).  When amending the DSP-85, DDTC confirmed that the applicant must submit a completely new DSP-85 along with a transmittal letter (signed by the Empowered Official explaining the amended change).  Consistent with these changes, ELLIE has been discontinued.

News & Events from Joiner Law Firm - Russia, Cuba, Houston Astros and More!

November 16, 2017

This newsletter features four articles entitled, "OFAC Makes Major Changes to Directive 4, Issues New Russia Guidance ," "Trump Administration Implements New U.S. Policy Toward Cuba," "State Dep’t Takes More Steps in Implementing New Russia Sanctions," and "BIS Clarifies License Exceptions GOV, STA." View Newsletter→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 11.10.17

November 10, 2017

Trump Administration Implements New U.S. Policy Toward Cuba; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Enforcement; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Trump Administration Implements New U.S. Policy Toward Cuba

November 8, 2017

Tomorrow, OFAC, BIS, and the State Department will take coordinated actions to implement the June 16, 2017 memorandum signed by President Trump which announced tighter restrictions on Cuba-related travel and transactions, in an effort to channel economic activities away from the Cuban military regime.  Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 11.3.17

November 3, 2017

OFAC Issues Revised Ukraine/Russia-Related Directive 4, FAQs; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Enforcement; Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

OFAC Issues Revised Ukraine/Russia-Related Directive 4, FAQs

November 1, 2017

Yesterday, in accordance with the Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (“CAATSA”), OFAC amended Ukraine/Russia-related Directive 4 Read More→

Upcoming Events

The following events related to international trade may be of interest to you:

Event List
  • NOV26-8 Indonesia Maritime Observation Systems Reverse Trade Mission (Newark, NJ; Washington, D.C., San Diego, CA; Denver, CO; Seattle, WA)

    Join the United States Trade and Development Agency (USTDA) for a reverse trade mission that will introduce delegates from Indonesia’s meteorology and maritime sector to advanced U.S. technologies and best practices, including maritime data collection, weather forecasting, modeling, and information access. More Info→

  • NOV30 Essential Marketing and Finance Strategies for Exporters (Houston, TX)

    Is your company new to exporting, seeking to expand current export markets or looking for alternative funding resources? If the answer is yes, then you should attend this marketing and finance focused Export University program. Business owners, CEO’s, CFO’s and Sales and Marketing Managers will take away valuable information to facilitate their exporting objectives. View Flyer→

  • DEC5-6 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium (Atlanta, GA)

    Join U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) for the 2017 East Coast Trade Symposium in Atlanta, GA. This year’s symposium will include discussions on CBP’s de minimis rule, facilitation and enforcement, interagency import safety, the western hemisphere’s enforcement outlook, and the border interagency executive council. Register→