Bartlett’s Annotated FTR (“BAFTR”) Updated Following FTR Amendment to Clarify Reporting Requirements

Bartlett’s Annotated Foreign Trade Regulations (“BAFTR”) has been updated.  The Foreign Trade Regulations,15 CFR Part 30, were extensively amended by 82 FR 18383 (April 19, 2017), but the amendments will not take effect until July 18, 2017.  This revised edition of the BAFTR adds a reprint of the new amendments at Annex A, and footnotes to each of the sections that will change on July 18th.  Subscribers will receive another revised edition of the BAFTR on July 18th containing the revised text that goes into effect on that day. In order to subscribe yourself to the BAFTR, please purchase an year’s use-license from our webshop.

How is the “BAFTR” better than free copies of the FTR available on the Internet?

The BAFTR is the only version of the U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations,15 C.F.R. Part 30 (Jan 1, 2014),  available in Microsoft Word and PDF, and fully updated with the latest amendments.  The BAFTR contains the full text of the Foreign Trade Regulations, with features added by the author, including a Table of Contents, footnotes, section histories, appendixes containing government guidance, user aides, and an Index.

The BAFTR will be amended every time the official FTR is amended or a new FTR letter is published, and subscribers will be sent copies of the new edition at no extra cost.  The best way to ensure you have an up-to-date copy of the FTR is to subscribe to the BAFTR from our webshop.

Comparison of Features of Free FTR Versions with The Annotated FTR (“BAFTR”)

15 CFR (Official)

GPO’s “e-CFR”



Updated within 3 days of FedReg amendment effective date

Table of Contents for each chapter

Table of Contents to entire FTR

Downloadable Word copy available

Downloadable PDF copies available

Printed tabbed copies available


Contains history of amendments

Contains footnotes to FTR printing errors

Contains footnotes to amended sections with delayed effective date

Contains footnotes to related Federal court cases

Contains cross-references to related FTR sections

Contains counsel “Practice Tips”

Contains 12-page Index

Permits readers to add Index items

Contains appendix list of FTR amendments since 2008

Contains appendix list of FTR acronym Glossary

Permits readers to call or email editor with questions about document

Volume Discounts:

1-4 subscriptions: full price = $100 each
5-9 subscriptions: 5% discount = $95 each
For 10 or more individual subscriptions or site licenses for posting on corporate servers, call Jim Bartlett at 1-202-802-0646 for pricing.

BAFTR Terms of Use

The Annotated FTR is copyrighted by the Law Office of James E. Bartlett III, PLLC.  Unless authorized by a site license, this document may not be transferred to a nonsubscriber or posted on a server or other location that allows access by a non-subscriber.  A subscription to the BAFTR provides the subscriber with a year-long individual use license or a site license for access by multiple employees at a prices varying with the number of employees given access. The BAFTR and its updates may be saved for reading on the subscriber’s individual computer or printed as hard-copy for use by the subscriber.  However, a subscriber may print a single copy and allow others to read it, so long as no other copies are printed by or for nonsubscribers.  Unauthorized duplication or access to copies is a copyright violation.  Direct questions to the author, James E. Bartlett III, at or 202-802-0646


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About the Author

Alexander Bosch

Alexander P. Bosch, Program Manager. Alexander Bosch has, due to his multidisciplinary academic background, a good overview of how the world of trade compliance is constructed. He is responsible for the drafting of engagement proposals, writing policies and procedures and designing an Internal Compliance Program, performing compliance assessments, audits, investigations related to (potential) export control violations, and is assistant editor of FCC’s daily newsletter, The Export/Import Daily Update (“The Daily Bugle”). In addition, Alexander plays a key role in the development and teaching of FCC’s training programs, and the Executive Masters in International Trade Compliance (EMITC) program, which FCC has set up in cooperation with the University of Liverpool London Campus. Alexander previously was responsible for a project for the Dutch government in which he assessed the effects of the U.S. Export Control Reform (ECR) upon the Dutch government and industry. He has earned his Master’s degree in International Relations from the University of Groningen and has written his master-thesis on the subject of European defense cooperation.

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