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Exceptions to Exemptions in Part 126: Considering UK, Australia and Canada

Posted by Bruce Webb on May 10, 2017 10:15:00 AM

CTP’s renowned expert, Bruce Webb, pens a semi-regular blog on the nuances of commodity classification. Visit our archive for past entries by Bruce and other CTP experts. 

I want to discuss recent experiences involving the ITAR exemptions for UK, Australia and Canada. Why these specific nations?  Because these country-specific ITAR exemptions are made possible through existing country-to-country agreements as well as treaties relating to defense trade. These arrangements allow for the export of specific defense articles and defense services which meet the strict requirements set forth for each but this is not a carte blanche to export freely. Each transaction must be reviewed to avoid misinterpretation.

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Topics: DDTC, Export Compliance, ITAR

The ABCs of the CCL: Spotlight on Parts and Components

Posted by Bruce Webb on Jun 21, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Unsure about the intricacies of commodity classification? Well, you’re in luck since our expert, Bruce Webb, is preparing a series of blogs to demystify the Commerce Control List. This is the second of our series and focuses on “Parts and Components.”  Take it away Bruce.

Hello again everyone.  When classifying items under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the phrase “Parts and Components” consistently appears in the various Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) entries on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Although they appear to identify the same things, these two terms have very specific and separate meanings defined in Part 772.1 of the EAR.

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Topics: BIS, Commodity Classification

The ABCs of the CCL: New Series on Commodity Classification

Posted by Bruce Webb on Jun 14, 2016 10:30:00 AM

Want the Commerce Control List (CCL) made clear? Need faster, easier classifications? You’re in the right place. Industry veteran Bruce Webb will be offering tips here in his CTP blog to help you understand the basics of commodity classification, adapt to changes, and unravel the gnarly terminology of commodity classification using the CCL. Over to you Bruce.

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Topics: BIS, Export Compliance, Commodity Classification