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.

January 2017

Features

Wassenaar Plenary Punts on Intrusion Software Controls
The Wassenaar Arrangement's (WA) annual updating of its control lists included dozens of changes to performance thresholds for computers, lasers and other items, but no significant change to controls on cyber security products that U.S. negotiators were hoping to get.
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Focus on Enforcement

African "Fixer" Pleads Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges
The son of the former Gabon prime minister pleaded guilty to violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by conspiring to make corrupt...
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Alaskan Faces Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions
Kenneth Zong, a U.S. citizen and resident of South Korea, was indicted Dec. 14, 2016, in Anchorage U.S. District Court on charges of violating U.S....
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Brazilian Firms Pay Largest Foreign Bribery Settlement
In what sounds like the plot of a James Bond movie, Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht S.A., and Braskem S.A., a Brazilian petrochemical...
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Chinese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Theft of Military Documents
A Chinese citizen who previously worked as senior engineer/scientist at the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) pleaded guilty to charges...
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Chinese National Sentenced for Semiconductor Exports
A third Chinese national was sentenced to prison on charges related to a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated Xilinx integrated...
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Dual U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Iran Exports
A dual U.S.-Iran citizen was sentenced to 12 months in prison, with credit for time served, and one year of supervised release for conspiracy to...
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Egyptians Get Probation for Not Filing Export Information
Two Egyptian citizens and their procurement firm were sentenced to probation for the attempted shipment of U.S. Munitions List (USML) samples to a...
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Fourth Family Member Sent to Prison for Firearms Exports
The fourth member of an Iowa family was sent to prison for his role in a scheme to illegally export hundreds of firearms to Lebanon. Bassem Afif...
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Iranian National Sent to Prison on Export Charges
An Iranian national, whose company was connected to a Dutch father and son who previously pleaded guilty to export charges, was sentenced to 18...
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Israeli Pharma Firm Pays $519 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Israeli firm Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, the world's largest generic drug manufacturer, and its wholly owned Russian subsidiary, Teva LLC (Teva...
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Kentucky Cable Manufacturer Settles FCPA Charges
Kentucky-based General Cable Corporation (GCC) agreed Dec. 29, 2016, to pay more than $75 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission...
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New Zealand Man Convicted of Attempting Export to China
A federal jury convicted New Zealand resident William Ali Dec. 14, 2016, in Seattle U.S. District Court on charges of conspiracy to violate the...
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Singapore Citizen Pleads Guilty to Export Charges
More than three years after his co-defendants were sentenced to multi-year prison terms, a Singaporean man pleaded guilty to charges related to the...
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Texas Businessmen Plead Guilty to FCPA Charges
Four Texas businessmen pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by paying $2 million in bribes to Mexican...
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U.S. Resident Gets 36 Months for Illegal Exports to Russia
Another of the 11 Russian and U.S. naturalized citizens who were indicted for the unlicensed export of microelectronic products to Russian military...
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Virginia Firm Gets Warning for Antiboycott Language
Contractor Military Professional Resources, Inc. (MPRI) of Chantilly, Va., received a warning letter from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Export Controls

Export Agencies Pushing Last Rules Under Wire
Final rules on U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XV (satellites) and its corresponding entries on the Commerce Control List (CCL) were on track...
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PECSEA Bids Farewell, Leaves Honey-Do List
At its last meeting of the Obama administration, the President's Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA) Dec. 7, 2016,...
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State Clarifies ITAR Provisions, Fixes Typos
Throughout the export control reform (ECR) effort, regulators called their living, breathing documents that can be changed on a regular basis, and...
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Trade Sanctions

Boeing Reaches Deal with Iran Air, as Sanctions Extended
Boeing has reached an agreement with Iran Air to sell the Iranian airliner 80 aircraft valued at $16.6 billion, the company said Dec. 11, 2016. In...
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Next Administration Will be Tough on Russia, Experts Say
What will the West's relationship to Russia look like under the next administration? According to some panelists at a Dec. 6, 2016, discussion,...
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Obama Administration Responds to Russian Election Hacking
In just the latest addition to Russian sanctions, President Obama authorized a number of actions Dec. 29, 2016, in response to Russia's...
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OFAC Targets Evasion of Ukraine Sanctions
Unrelated to Russia's hacking of the election, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Dec. 20, 2016, added 15 entities to its Specially...
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OFAC Updates Aircraft, Medical Device, Agriculture Exemptions
The same day as the extended Iran sanctions became law, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) issued a series of updates to its...
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Policy Briefs

President-Elect's Choices Already Face Scrutiny
While it is yet unclear what direction a Trump administration will take on export control issues, his potential cabinet and its assorted histories...
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End Notes

END NOTES
IRAQ : BIS in Federal Register Dec. 5, 2016, removed Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from Export Administration Regulations (EAR)....
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