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U.S. Stays in Iran Nuclear Deal…for Now

January 17, 2018

Pres. Trump recently released a statement in which he asserted that, despite his “strong inclination,” the United States would not yet withdraw from the Iran nuclear deal (officially, the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action, or JCPOA), confirming that the U.S. would continue to waive nuclear-related sanctions on Iran to fulfill its obligations under the deal.  Read More→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 1.12.18

January 12, 2018

OFAC Sanctions Four Venezuelan Government Officials; General Updates; CBP; and Enforcement View Mailer→

OFAC Sanctions 4 More Venezuelan Officials

January 5, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced that it has sanctioned four current and former Venezuelan government officials associated with corruption and repression in Venezuela.  All of the sanctioned individuals are active or retired senior military officers.  These sanctions are a part of an effort by the United States to pressure the Maduro regime into restoring democracy in Venezuela.

State Adjusts Certain Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts for Inflation

January 3, 2017

Today, the U.S. Department of State published a final rule to adjust upward the amount of certain civil monetary penalties assessed by the State Department, including amounts assessed  pursuant to sections 38(e), 39A(c), and 40(k) of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).  The new amounts will apply only to those penalties assessed on or after Jan. 3rd, 2018, regardless of the date on which the underlying facts or violations occurred.

Trade-Related News in a Flash 12.15.17

December 15, 2017

State Prescribes ‘More Stringent’ Safety Measures for Certain Overseas Projects; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Trade-Related News in a Flash 12.8.17

December 8, 2017

CBP Adjusts Certain Civil Monetary Penalty Amounts for Inflation; General Updates; CBP & Automated Systems; Enforcement; Events & Opportunities; and Let's Celebrate! View Mailer→

Human Rights Day

December 8, 2017

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.

Upcoming Events

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

Event List
  • JAN23-25 BIS-Houston Seminars (Houston, TX)

    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 ControlsComplying 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→

  • JAN23-25 SPE Hydraulic Fracturing Technology Conference and Exhibition (The Woodlands, TX)

    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→

  • FEB26 East Africa Smart Grid Reverse Trade Mission (Atlanta, GA; Houston, TX; Washington, D.C.)

    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→

  • APR11-20 Global Coal-Fired Power Emissions Monitoring and Control RTM (Washington D.C., Other Cities)

    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→