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.

August 2016

Features

Export Control Reform Winds Down
As the Obama administration winds down, so too does this phase of export control reform, which is if not completely finished, at least a long way from where it was six years ago.
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Focus on Enforcement

Airline Settles Charges of Bribery in Union Dispute
South American-based LAN Airlines agreed July 25, 2016, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice more than $22 million to...
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Alcon Settles Charges of Violating U.S. Sanctions
Alcon Laboratories of Fort Worth, Texas, Alcon Pharmaceuticals and Alcon Management, SA, of Switzerland, agreed July 5, 2016, to pay Treasury's...
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Calif. Man Indicted for Selling Satellite Data
Gregory Allen Justice of Culver City, Calif., was indicted July 19, 2016, in Los Angeles U.S. District Court on charges of economic espionage and...
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Chinese National Sent to Prison for Hacking Defense Firms
A Chinese national was sentenced to 46 months in prison for conspiring to hack into computer networks of major U.S. defense contractors, including...
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Chinese National Sentenced for Semiconductor Exports
A Chinese national was sentenced to 15 months in prison on charges related to a scheme to obtain and illegally export sophisticated Xilinx...
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Dual U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Russian Exports
lexander Fishenko, a dual citizen of U.S. and Russia, was sentenced July 21, 2016, in Brooklyn U.S. District Court to 10 years in prison and more...
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Former Louis Berger Execs Sentenced for Bribery
Two former executives of Louis Berger International (LBI) were sentenced in Trenton N.J. U.S. District Court for bribing foreign officials in...
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Johnson Controls Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Milwaukee-based HVAC provider Johnson Controls (JCI) agreed July 11, 2016, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) almost $14 million...
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N.Y. Freight Forwarder, Owner Settle BIS Export Charges
Two years after being sentenced to probation for related charges, R&A Logistics International, LLP, a N.Y. freight forwarding company, and...
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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Guns to Indonesia
A Texas man pleaded guilty to participating in a scheme to illegally buy numerous guns and then smuggle them out of the country to members of the...
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Export Controls

Agencies Issue Final Rules for USML Transfers
As the export control reform effort winds down, at least for this administration, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of...
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DDTC Compliance Chief Gainor Leaving Office
News that Sue Gainor, compliance chief for State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), is resigning her post caught many in industry by...
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DDTC Gunsmith Guidance Gets Industry Pushback
Trying to stem the number of questions from gunsmiths, State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) consolidated its previous advisory...
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Industry Responds to Harmonized Definitions
Industry questions and complaints about harmonized export definitions are getting down to the nitty-gritty, according to comments State's...
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Single IT System's Future Is Uncertain, Report Says
It was supposed to be the least controversial of the four "singles" of export control reforms. But as developers know, tech projects are never that...
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Trade Sanctions

DOT Proposes Havana Routes on Diplomatic Anniversary
As the Obama administration marked the one-year anniversary of restored diplomatic relations between U.S. and Cuba, including a bilateral...
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On JCPOA Anniversary, House Bills Target Iran
It's been one year since the P5+1 signed the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) with Iran curtailing that country's nuclear program in...
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Policy Briefs

EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Formally Up and Running
As expected, the European Union (EU) -U.S. Privacy Shield Framework became fully operational Aug. 1, 2016, as Commerce officially started accepting...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ISIL : BIS July 25, 2016, updated previous guidance on licensing requirements for exports to ISIL posted in March (see The Export Practitioner ,...
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