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EASE Update: EASE implements the latest changes for TSCA certification in Import module and allows you to file the certification electronically.
EASE Update: EASE will allow you to file information to DEA for import and export of tableting and encapsulating machines, controlled substances, and listed chemicals
EASE Update: EASE implements the AES changes to allow for filing of “600 series” ECCN
The “600 series” ECCNs were added to the AES ECCN Reference Table. Some of the “600 series” ECCNs are eligible for certain license types. If the “600 series” ECCNs are reported under any other license type, AES will generate a fatal error -FATAL ERR 666-ECCN MUST BE FROM APPROVED LIST.
Details provided as follows:
Items subject to the EAR, including “600 series” ECCNs that are licensed by the State Department under ITAR
State Department may license an item subject to the EAR on an ITAR license pursuant to new section 120.5(b) of the ITAR. If this occurs, the AES filer must report the ECCN (including “600 series” ECCNs) or the EAR99 designation in the ECCN field in AES, even if the license type is S05 (DSP-5). All other fields associated with license type S05 are required, such as registration number, significant military equipment indicator, DDTC eligible party certification indicator, USML category code, DDTC unit of measure and DDTC quantity.
EASE Update: EASE will validate that you have proper documents before your file for duty-free exemption under 9801.00.10.
Effective immediately, importers filing ATF information electronically through ACE are required to use the PGA Message Set. DIS images of ATF Forms, including Form 6 and 6A, will no longer be accepted. When the PGA message set is filed correctly, the importer will receive an automatic “May Proceed” from ATF, and if there are no further issues, the shipment will be released. Please note, original paper ATF Forms 6 and 6A may also be submitted to the ports of entry.
For requirements of PGA Information in ACE & methods for Import Data Submission follow the source
EASE Update: EASE Update Not Required
CBP will now allow post importation mechanism of 19 USC §1520(d), to reduce duties under preference programs even though these programs are not specifically mentioned in 19 USC §1514. This is a change from existing CBP practice. CBP will continue to allow un-liquidated entries to be amended by filing a PEA or PSC prior to liquidation in accordance with current PEA and PSC procedures. For preference programs that by law have a post-importation provision, a 1520(d) post importation claim remains the only appropriate mechanism to seek preference when not claimed at the time of importation.
EASE Update: EASE Update Not Required
Effective February 16, ACE Cargo Release will use the estimated date of arrival as the release date for an entry. Once the cargo arrives at its designated Port of Entry, ACE Cargo Release will update the release date to the actual date of arrival. This actual arrival date/release date will then become the start date for the ten-day window for Entry Summary filing.
EASE Update: EASE Update Not Required
DDTC determined that CARC paint does not possess a substantial military utility or capability as defined by SME (22 C.F.R 120.7(a)) and therefore a DSP-83 is not required to accompany a license application of the defense article. As a result of a multiagency review of export controls and the implementation of Export Control Reform (ECR), CARC paint was reassigned as category XIV(f)(7) on the USML. When submitting a DSP-5 via D-Trade, the selection of any SME category in block 11 automatically identifies the defense article as SME and makes the DSP- 83 a mandatory required document. Follow procedures below to submit your application without the DSP-83:
EASE Update: Clients need not worry about the newly added individuals and entities as these are updated daily in EASE and clients may download these lists automatically
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|(OFAC) has sanctioned multiple entities and individuals involved in procuring technology and/or materials to support Iran’s ballistic missile program, as well as for acting for or on behalf of, or providing support to, Iran’s Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps-Qods Force (IRGC-QF)||Abdollah Asgharzadeh, East Star Company and Ofog, Sabze Darya Company, Tenny Darian, Ali Sharifi
Richard Yue, Cosailing Business Trading Company Limited, Jack Qin, Ningbo New Century Import and Export Company, Ltd, Carol Zhou, MKS International,
Kambiz Rostamian, Rostamian, Ervin Danesh Aryan Company and Mostafa Zahedi, Mohammad Magham
Ghodrat Zargari and Zist Tajhiz Pooyesh Company
Hasan Dehghan Ebrahimi
Reem Pharmaceutical, Mirage for Engineering and Trading, and Mirage for Waste Management and Environmental Services
|(OFAC) designates as a Specially Designated Narcotics Trafficker pursuant to the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act (Kingpin Act) for playing a significant role in international narcotics trafficking||Venezuelan national Tareck Zaidan El Aissami Maddah (El Aissami), Venezuelan national Samark Jose Lopez Bello (Lopez Bello), 13 companies owned or controlled by Lopez Bello or other designated parties that comprise an international network spanning the British Virgin Islands, Panama, the United Kingdom, the United States, and Venezuela
Five U.S. companies owned or controlled by Lopez Bello and/or MFAA Holdings Limited. These entities are the following limited liability companies registered in Florida: 1425 Brickell Ave 63-F LLC; 1425 Brickell Avenue Unit 46B, LLC; 1425 Brickell Avenue 64E, LLC; Agusta Grand I LLC; and 200G PSA Holdings LLC. Additionally, a U.S.-registered aircraft with the tail number N200VR has been identified as blocked property owned or controlled by 200G PSA Holdings LLC.
BWC violated §§ 560.201 and 560.211 of the ITSR when its vessel M/V B Whale, conducted a ship-to-ship transfer and received 2,086,486 barrels of condensate crude oil from vessel M/T Nainital, a vessel owned by the National Iranian Tanker Company (A company identified on OFAC’s SDN List). The transactions occurred after BWC entered bankruptcy proceedings in a U.S. Bankruptcy Court. OFAC determined that BWC was a U.S. person within the scope of the ITSR because it was present in the United States for the bankruptcy proceedings when the transaction occurred. Additionally, the vessel M/V B Whale was subject to U.S. sanctions regulations because it was property under the jurisdiction of a U.S. bankruptcy court therefore the oil transferred to the vessel was an importation from Iran to the United States as defined in the ITSR.
OFAC considered the following to be aggravating factors: (1) BWC demonstrated reckless disregard for U.S. sanctions requirements while the company and its vessel were subject to U.S. jurisdiction; (2) BWC took steps to conceal a ship-to-ship transfer of Iranian oil with an Iranian vessel on the SDN List, including by leaving ship logs blank and switching off the vessel’s automatic identification system during the time period corresponding with the ship-to ship transfer; (3) BWC knew or should have known that this transaction involved Iranian-origin oil and an Iranian vessel on the SDN List; and (4) this transaction provided a significant benefit to Iran because it allowed condensate crude oil from an Iranian vessel identified on the SDN List to be transported to a market in a manner that concealed its origin.