Thursday, March 27, 2014

Export Compliance Seminars

Houston District Export Council

Register now to attend:

"Complying With U.S. Export Controls"
4/08/2014 - 4/9/2014
"How to Develop an Export Management and
Compliance Program"

Tuesday April 8, 2014 at 8:30 AM CDT
Thursday April 10, 2014 at 5:00 PM CDT
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Norris Conference Center (City Centre)
816 Town & Country Blvd., Suite 210
Houston, TX 77024
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The Houston District Export Council is pleased to co-sponsor The Bureau of Industry and Security two day seminar on April 8-9, 2014: "Complying with U.S. Export Controls" and one day seminar on April 10, 2014: "How to Develop and Export Management and Compliance Program":

"Complying with U.S. Export Controls":

Dates:       Tuesday, April 8th & Wednesday, April 9th

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. BIS instructors will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures;  and record keeping requirements. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR. Technical, policy, and enforcement professionals from BIS, as well as specialists from other U.S. Government agencies such as the Office of Foreign Assets Control and the Bureau of Census will participate in certain programs.

"How to Develop an Export Management and Compliance Program":

Date:       Thursday, April 10th 

This one-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and will provide detailed and hands-on training regarding development of an export management and compliance program. 

For information regarding this event:

Vendors and Exhibitors:
Exhibition Space is available for $1,000.  This includes prime exhibition space, acknowledgement at the event, in materials and on the event webpage.  If you are interested in becoming an exhibitor, please contact Bill Prout at 713-600-6686 or by email at

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Update on Houston Ship Channel: 3/25 6pm

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Shortly before 1300 today, the Coast Guard began allowing ships to move through the safety zones established after Saturday's collision.   Deep draft vessels are currently moving outbound from Houston.  The Houston Pilots report 14 vessels have sailed with 29 more pending outbound and 46 waiting to come in to Houston.  Daylight only restrictions are in place on all movements in/out of the safety zones, with hours of darkness beginning at 1930.  Some inbound vessel movements to Houston could occur this evening subject to the daylight only restriction.
Tow movements are allowed in both directions on the ICW as well as into the Port of Houston.
All vessels are directed to check-in on channel 5A to coordinate movement with Houston Vessel Traffic.  VTS Houston Galveston will direct those movements based on emergency priorities established by the Port Coordination Team.

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Update on Houston Ship Channel Status

Posted on: March 25, 2014

Captain of the Port has granted permission to run towing vessels inbound from Bolivar. VTS Houston Galveston will direct those movements based on emergency priorities established by the PCT.