The Daily Bugle Weekly Highlights: Week 35 (26 – 30 August 2019)

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Last week’s highlights of The Daily Bugle included in this edition are:

  1. State Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia; The Daily Bugle; Monday, 26 August 2019, Item #2;
  2. German BAFA Releases New Guide on Export Control and Academia; The Daily Bugle; Wednesday, 28 August 2019, Item #5;
  3. State/DDTC Adjusts Controls for Lower Performing Radar and Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List; The Daily Bugle; Friday, 30 August 2019, Item #5;
  4. UK ECJU Releases new Guidance on Military and Dual Use Export; The Daily Bugle; Friday, 30 August 2019, Item #11;
  5. UK OFSI Releases new Guidance on UK Financial Sanctions; The Daily Bugle; Friday, 30 August 2019, Item #12;

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1. State Imposes Additional Sanctions on Russia

(Source: Federal Register, 26 Aug 2019.) [Excerpts.]

84 FR 44671-44672: Imposition of Additional Sanctions on Russia under the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act

* AGENCY: State Department, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation

* SUMMARY:On August 6, 2018, a determination was made that the Russian government used chemical weapons in violation of international law or lethal chemical weapons against its own nationals. Notice of this determination was published on August 27, 2018 in the Federal Register, under Public Notice 10519, which resulted in sanctions against Russia. Section 307(B) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991 (CBW Act), requires a decision within three months of August 6, 2018 regarding whether Russia has met certain conditions described in the law. Additional sanctions on Russia are required if these conditions are not met. The Secretary of State decided on November 2, 2018 that Russia had not met the CBW Act’s conditions and decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia on March 29, 2019.

* DATES:This determination is effective on August 26, 2019.
* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:Pamela K. Durham, Office of Missile, Biological, and Chemical Nonproliferation, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, Department of State, Telephone (202) 647–4930.

* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION:Pursuant to Section 307(b) of the Chemical and Biological Weapons Control and Warfare Elimination Act of 1991, as amended (22 U.S.C. Section 5604(a) and Section 5605(a)), on March 29, 2019 the Secretary of State decided to impose additional sanctions on Russia. …

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2. German BAFA Releases New Guide on Export Control and Academia

(Source: German BAFA, 28 Aug 2019.)

The German Federal Office for Economic Affairs and Export Control (BAFA) has published the following update on its website:

Export Control and Academia

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3. State/DDTC Adjusts Controls for Lower Performing Radar and Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List

(Source: Federal Register, 30 Aug 2019.) [Excerpts.]

84 FR 45652-45654: Adjustment of Controls for Lower Performing Radar and Continued Temporary Modification of Category XI of the United States Munitions List

* AGENCY: Department of State.

* ACTION: Final rule; notification of temporary modification.

* SUMMARY: The Department of State, in response to public comments, revises Category XI on the United States Munitions List to remove items that do not warrant continued inclusion, and, pursuant to its regulations and in the interest of the security of the United States, temporarily modifies paragraph (b) in Category XI of the United States Munitions List (USML).

* DATES: This rule is effective August 30, 2019, except for amendatory instruction 3 which is effective August 30, 2021.

* FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Ms. Sarah Heidema, Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Department of State, telephone (202) 663-1282; email DDTCRESPONSETEAM@STATE.GOV.

* SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: On July 1, 2014, the Department published a final rule revising Category XI of the USML, 79 FR 37536, effective December 30, 2014. That final rule, consistent with the two prior proposed rules for USML Category XI (78 FR 45018, July 25, 2013 and 77 FR 70958, November 28, 2012), revised paragraph (b) of Category XI to

clarify the extent of control and maintain the existing scope of

control on items described in paragraph (b) and the directly related software described in paragraph (d). …

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4. UK ECJU Releases new Guidance on Military and Dual Use Export

(Source: UK ECJU, 30 Aug 2019.)

The UK Export Control Joint Unit (ECJU) within the Department of International Trade (TID) has published the following update on its website:

Export military or dual use goods, services or technology: special rules

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5. UK OFSI Releases new Guidance on UK Financial Sanctions

(Source: UK OFSI, 30 Aug 2019.)

The UK Office of Financial Sanctions Implementation (OFSI) has published the following update on its website:

Who is subject to financial sanctions in the UK?

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