In This Week's Issue


August 31, 2015

Industry “Misreading” Category XII Proposal, DTSA Official Says
The thermal-imaging industry is “misunderstanding and misreading” proposed changes to U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XII, a Defense Technology Security Administration...

AFL-CIO Calls for Tough TPP Rules of Origin for Autos
The head of the AFL-CIO expressed “deep disappointment and anger” Aug. 21 over reports that the U.S. is offering weak rules of origin (ROO) for autos and auto parts in...

BIS Eliminates Special Comprehensive Licenses
Citing low usage and new superseding license exceptions created under export control reform, BIS Aug. 26 removed the authorization for the Special Comprehensive License...

BNY Mellon Settles SEC Charges of FCPA Violations
Bank of New York (BNY) Mellon, the multinational financial services company, agreed Aug. 18 to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $14.8 million to settle...

Universities, Tech Firms Join Outcry Against Proposed Definitions
Of the over 100 comments BIS received to proposed rules aimed at harmonizing definitions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) with those in the Export...

Industry Wants Toxins Under Commerce Control
Getting only ten comments on a proposed rule must be a nice change for export officials after some of the more controversial rules of the past few months. BIS and State’s Directorate...

Briefs: Environmental Goods, Export Enforcement, Currency, Section 129

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