August 10, 2020
As background, FEMA published a temporary final rule in the Federal Register that allocated specific PPE and medical equipment for domestic use. These resources could not be exported from the USA without meeting certain conditions and the approval of FEMA.
Please note the updated changes to the Temporary Final Rule that include:
Failure to comply with this rule is a crime punishable by a fine of not more than $10,000 or imprisonment for not more than one year, or both.
n addition, whoever fraudulently or knowingly exports from the United States, or attempts to export from the United States articles contrary to any U.S. law, or receives, conceals, buys, sells, or in any manner facilitates the transportation, concealment, or sale of such merchandise, article, or object, prior to exportation, knowing the same to be intended for exportation contrary to any U.S. law or regulation, faces up to 10 years’ imprisonment, a fine, or both, if convicted.
The rule is effective from August 10, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For assistance in product determinations / exemptions and drafting Letters of Attestation, please email CWTSConsulting@craneww.com
For the Federal Register notice, please see here.