ITAR Interim Final Rule on Encryption Became Effective on March 25th

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On March 25, 2020, the following Directorate of Defense Trade Controls’ (DDTC’s) Interim Final Rule, commonly referred to as the “Encryption Rule” took effect. See 84 Federal Register 70887 (International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Creation of Definition of Activities That Are Not Exports, Reexports, Retransfers, or Temporary Imports; Creation of Definition of Access Information; Revisions […]

COVID-19 Agency Announcements Impacting Trade

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U.S. importers and exporters take note: Customs and Border Protection, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Census Bureau and the Bureau of Industry and Security have issued announcements or taken actions as a result of the impact of the COVID-19 virus on their ongoing operations. Specifically— • Requests to Delay the Payment of Duties: […]

State and Commerce Departments Publish Long-Awaited Proposed Rules for U.S. Export Controls on Firearms, Ammunition and Related Equipments

State and Commerce Departments Publish Long-Awaited Proposed Rules for U.S. Export Controls on Firearms, Ammunition and Related Equipments

On May 24th, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published the long-awaited proposed rules for the export control of firearms, guns, ammunition and related articles under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). These are just […]