Disregarding Government Export Regulations Could Mean Indictment

Disregarding Government Export Regulations Could Mean Indictment

The Department of Justice (DOJ) recently unsealed a federal indictment against three U.S. citizens and Quadrant Magnetics LLC. The defendants allegedly sent technical data drawings related to U.S. military projects to China and then supplied the Department of Defense (DOD) with prohibited Chinese-origin Items. The three U.S. citizens are being accused of exporting defense-related technical…

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Updated BIS Export Enforcement Guidance

Updated BIS Export Enforcement Guidance

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has updated its “Don’t Let This Happen To You” guidance for exporters. The update includes new case summaries of violations involving export controls against China, Russia, Iran, and other countries. BIS explains that they’ve made these changes for two reasons, “first, we want to make sure we are…

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Renewal of FDA Food Facility Registration Starts 10/1

Renewal of FDA Food Facility Registration Starts 10/1

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has updated their food facility registration requirements. Food facilities will be required to provide a Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number when registering with FDA or renewing FDA registration. All FDA-registered food facilities must renew their FDA registrations between October 1 and December 31, 2022. Previous renewals allowed the…

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Changes to Hazardous Materials Regulations Effective 8/25

Changes to Hazardous Materials Regulations Effective 8/25

PHMSA (Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration) along with the Department of Transportation (DOT) is amending the Hazardous Materials Regulations (HMR) to maintain alignment with international regulations and standards. The final rule was published in the Federal Register and will be effective August 25, 2022. The final rule Changes some proper shipping names, hazard classes,…

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CBP Adjusts Customs User Fees for Inflation Effective 10/1/2022

CBP Adjusts Customs User Fees for Inflation Effective 10/1/2022

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has released a notice detailing plans to increase Consolidated Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act fees by 18.629% to reflect inflation. Importers will see an increase in their U.S. Customs user fees—minimum and maximum Merchandise Processing Fees (MPF)—effective October 1, 2022. Below are examples of the current fees and what the adjusted fees…

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