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Important Information

 01/05/2021

U.S. export regulation changes to China, Russia, Venezuela, and Hong Kong

Addition of `Military End User' (MEU) List to the Export Administration Regulations and Addition of Entities to the MEU List

On December 23, 2020, the U.S. Department of Commerce (DOC) Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued notice of a Final Rule in the Federal Register that requires AES EEI filings for the export of all goods destined to Hong Kong, except common household personal items such as clothing & furniture.

Similar to China, Russia and Venezuela (effective as of June 29, 2020), all shipments tendered to DHL Express that are destined to Hong Kong must include one of the following:
  • Proof of AES EEI filing Internal Transaction Number (ITN) or Foreign Trade Regulation (FTR) Exemption Citation, or;
  • ECCN or EAR99 classification for each line item on the Invoice

This is a new rule published by the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) on April 28, 2020. The rule revises the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and significantly increases restrictions on exports to China, Russia & Venezuela. Learn moreExternal Link / New Window.

The rule enables the U.S. government to more closely monitor exports, re-exports and in-country transfer of certain items, and broadens the scope of export-controlled items to include electronic and telecommunications equipment (i.e. PC’s, mobile devices and similar items), even if there is no military end use.

Glossary
  • ITN: Internal Transaction Number. Confirmation that the AES EEI was accepted and also the filer’s proof of filing
  • FTR Exemption Citation: Foreign Trade Regulation Exemption Citation 15 CFR part 30 view hereExternal Link / New Window
  • AES: US Census’ Automated Export System where export declarations are made
  • EEI: Electronic Export Information submitted to the AES as part of the export declaration
  • ECCN: An Export Control Classification Number used to classify goods, technology and software to determine whether an export license is required.
  • EAR99: EAR99 is a classification for an item. The majority of Commercial products are classified this way, and indicates that a particular item is subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), but not listed with a specific ECCN on the Commerce Control List (CCL).

Please note:
  • The rule applies to all shipments to these four countries, regardless of value
  • This is a U.S. Government requirement and affects all air carriers
  • EAR99 items will not require an EEI submission if under $2,500 per HTS/Schedule B
Click hereExternal Link / New Window to view the new rule published by the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Click hereExternal Link / New Window to view Revisions to EEI Filing Requirements published by the U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS.

FAQs
Click hereExternal Link / New Window to view FAQs published by the U.S. Department of Commerce – Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).
If you have any questions, please contact your DHL Sales Representative or the DHL Export Compliance team at EXPUSITACExportHotline@dhl.com
 
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