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.

April 2017

Features

Nine Excuses Against Implementing a Compliance Program (and How to Avoid Them)
Amber Road's Gary Barraco takes a closer look at the nine excuses most often employed to justify (at least internally) not implementing a proper export compliance program.
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ZTE: The Journey from the Entity List to Industry Leader
After finding its very existence threatened following the March 2016 Entity List designation, ZTE decided to transform itself into a model of compliance with a focus on sustainable growth, the company's new Chief Export Compliance Officer Matt Bell writes.
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Focus on Enforcement

Authorities Search Caterpillar Offices over Swiss Exports
A years-long investigation into Caterpillar's tax structure involving its Swiss subsidiary, culminated March 2, 2017, when law enforcement...
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Aviation Exec Sent to Prison for Violating FCPA
The president of aviation firm in Magnolia, Texas, was sentenced March 30, 2017, in Houston U.S. District Court to 18 months in prison for paying...
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Brooklyn Man, Two Russians Plead Guilty to Export Charges
A naturalized U.S. citizen and two Russian nationals pleaded guilty in Brooklyn U.S. District Court to charges of illegally exporting controlled...
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Florida Shipper Pays $27 Million for Export Violations
A mail and package forwarding company in Sarasota, Fla., which had previously been given a Commerce exporting award, agreed to pay $27 million to...
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Former Miami Telecom Exec Arrested on FCPA Charges
Six years after a federal indictment, Amadeus Richers, former director of Cinergy Telecommunications, was arrested Feb. 23, 2017 and charged in...
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Turkish Banker Charged with Evading U.S. Iran Sanctions
Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was arrested March 27, 2017, and charged in Manhattan U.S. District Court with conspiring with others, including...
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Ukrainian Citizen Charged With Illegal Military Exports
Volodymyr Nedoviz, a U.S. lawful permanent resident and Ukrainian citizen, was arrested March 7, 2017, and charged in Brooklyn U.S. District Court...
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ZTE Looks Past Massive Export Control Settlement
Ending a year of uncertainty, ZTE and its trading partners are looking to move beyond a $900 million settlement with Justice, Bureau of Industry...
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Export Controls

Administration Considering Ways to Streamline Licensing Process
by Geoff Vonn * The current administration is considering implementing one of two new export control policies which are included in the new...
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BIS Regulations May Have to Follow 2-for-1 Rule
Significant Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulations may have to follow the two-for-one executive order President Trump signed in January,...
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Industry Rejects Suggested Night-Vision Parameters
After two years, two proposed rules and hundreds of pages of industry comments on technical parameters for U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XII...
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Trade Sanctions

Iran Sanctions Bills Target Missile Development
Members of Congress who opposed the Iran nuclear deal are not backing down on their efforts to impose further sanctions on Tehran. Adding to the...
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Sponsors See Opportunity for Cuba Legislation
While the Trump administration promised a full review of existing Cuba policy, members of Congress see a window of opportunity for moving...
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State Imposes Sanctions on 30 Individuals, Companies
While members of Congress were introducing bills mandating new sanctions, State imposed sanctions on 30 foreign entities and individuals in 10...
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Exporting from Europe

The "Specially Designed" Dilemma
By David Hayes * I am very much afraid of definitions, and yet one is almost forced to make them. One must take care, too, not to be...
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Policy Briefs

Justice Will Keep FCPA Pilot Program Running
While it has only affected a handful of companies, Justice will keep its year-long pilot program for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) cases...
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Trump to Nominate Ricardel to Be BIS Under Secretary
Amid press reports of infighting between the White House and the Pentagon over staffing, President Trump March 30, 2017, said he intends to...
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End Notes

END NOTES
PAINT : DDTC Feb. 22, 2017, posted notice that it does not require DSP-83 for licensing of Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC) paint now...
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