Around town …

The State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is seeking assistance from the export community regarding the content of submissions for the export of USML Category VIII Unmanned Aerial Vehicles (UAVs) and Inertial Measurement Units (IMUs).  See the 21 July 09 web notice.

Steven Aftergood from the Project on Government Secrecy posted an item on the Pulungan case.

The Trade Lawyers Blog offers advice to Canadian companies shipping products that may contain American parts and components.

Clif Burns talks about what “people located in Iran” means, at least according to a new definition from the U.S. Government.

Chronic violator of U.S. embargo on Cuba gets a legal slap on hand for illegal travel to Cuba, cigars.

The Bureau of Industry and Security publishes critical technology assessment of Five Axis Simultaneous Control Machine Tools.

Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has posted a new video on border security.   Part recruiting, part informational it provides a good overview of the CBP mission.

According to a State Department news release, 30,000 foreign MANPADs have been destroyed since 2003.

Reminder, new EU legislation controlling exports, transfers, brokering and transit of dual-use items from, within or through the European Community comes in to force on 27th August 2009.

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