American Shipper reported on 12th April that the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security has added 50 persons to its Unverified List based on inconclusive end-use checks of their compliance with U.S. export control regulations – 36 persons located in China, 7 in Hong Kong, 1 in Indonesia, 2 in Malaysia and 4 in the United Arab Emirates.  Export transactions with persons listed on the Unverified List may require a Commerce Department export licence. If not subject to a licence, the exporter is required to obtain and keep on record an Unverified List statement from the listed individual before proceeding with the shipment.  The article explains what one should do if a check reveals that a customer is on the List.  Exporters are also told to note that BIS occasionally will remove persons from the Unverified List.  In the latest Federal Register notice, for example, it removed 10 individuals (3 in China, 1 in Finland, 5 in Russia and 1 in the UAE).


Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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