The Export Practitioner is the only monthly magazine devoted exclusively to news and analysis of U.S. export controls and trade sanctions.

Since 1987, The Export Practitioner has provided readers with expert reports on changes to U.S. export licensing rules, enforcement policies and regulations for defense and dual-use products and technology.

November 2016

Features

Obama Administration Tries to Cement Cuba Legacy
President Obama and businesses that want to export to Cuba hope that a "new directive" in the process of normalizing relations with Havana, including lifting several trade and travel restrictions, will remain as his legacy.
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Focus on Enforcement

Brooklyn Man, Two Russians Arrested on Export Charges
Alexey Barysheff of Brooklyn, N.Y., a naturalized U.S. citizen, and two Russian nationals, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin,...
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California Men Charged in Illegal Iran Export Scheme
Two Los Angeles-area men were arrested for their roles in a scheme to purchase and ship jet fighter aircraft parts, including more than 7,000...
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Civilians Charged with Illegally Exporting Army Equipment
Two civilians were arrested Oct. 6, 2016, on charges of reselling sensitive U.S. Army equipment to foreign bidders on eBay without licenses. John...
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Coty Subsidiary Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Coty Middle East FZCO (CME), a United Arab Emirates (UAE)-based affiliate of beauty products manufacturer Coty Inc., agreed Sept. 29, 2016, to pay...
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Embraer Pays $205 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Brazilian aircraft manufacturer Embraer S.A. Oct. 24, 2016, agreed to pay more than $205 million to settle charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt...
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GlaxoSmithKline Pays to Settle FCPA Violations
And so it becomes a routine part of doing business. UK-based pharmaceutical company GlaxoSmithKline plc (GSK) agreed Sept. 30, 2016, to pay a $20...
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Houston Manufacturer Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Westlake Vinyls Company LP of Houston agreed Sept. 28, 2016, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $12,000 civil penalty to settle...
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Iowa Family Sent to Prison for Smuggling Guns
A central Iowa man was the third member of his family to be sent to prison for his role in a scheme to illegally export hundreds of firearms to...
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Iranian National Pleads Guilty to Export Charges
An Iranian national, whose company was connected to a Dutch father and son who previously pleaded guilty to export charges, pleaded guilty to...
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Justice Drops Criminal Charges after DDTC Settlement
In what could be seen as a slap on the wrist, a Las Vegas arms broker and his company avoided criminal charges for attempting to broker weapons to...
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Pa. Exporter Sentenced for Shipping Equipment to Syria
A Pennsylvania business owner and a British citizen were sentenced in Scranton, Pa., U.S. District Court for their roles in a conspiracy to export...
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Philippine Citizen Sent to Prison for Illegal Exports
A Philippine national was sentenced Oct. 27, 2016, in Camden, N.J., U.S. District Court to 24 months in prison for conspiracy to violate the Arms...
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Export Controls

ACE Pilot Programs Well Underway, Officials Say
At the Bureau of Industry and Security's annual Update conference Oct. 31, 2016, leadership from Commerce, State, Customs and Border Protection...
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CJ Statistics Surprise Export Control Officials
The prevailing wisdom when export control reform (ECR) started was that companies would be so confused, they would come to State and Commerce in...
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Export Agencies Publish Final Night-Vision Rules
s promised, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) published final changes to U.S....
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Export Officials Still Silent on Firearms Categories
It's the question everyone from members of Congress to gun rights advocates wants to know, but export control officials aren't talking. Will U.S....
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Formally Lifts Remaining Burma Sanctions
Three weeks after a beautifully choreographed meeting with Nobel Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi, the Obama administration Oct. 7, 2016, formally lifted...
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Policy Briefs

45 Countries Agree to Start Talks on Military UAV Exports
Two years after industry advisors complained about restrictive export policies on military unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs), State Oct. 5, 2016,...
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Justice Guidance Clarifies Policy on Voluntary Self-Disclosures
U.S. firms should now have more clarity on "possible benefits that could be afforded to an organization that makes a voluntary self-disclosure...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ZIMBABWE : OFAC Oct. 4, 2016, removed 30 entities from its SDN list, including several listings for Zimbabwe Financial Holdings Limited, aka...
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