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.

May 2017

Features

Export Control Reform Working as Expected
Based on the Bureau of Industry and Security 2016 annual report, export agencies and the industries they regulate should be hopeful that the numbers are going in the right direction.
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Focus on Enforcement

Arizona Residents Sent to Prison for Firearms Exports
Four Arizona residents were sentenced in Tucson, Ariz. U.S. District Court on charges of illegally exporting weapons including three rifles, two...
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Armored Car Manufacturer Misses BIS Settlement Payment
After a missed payment, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) April 14, 2017, accelerated the two remaining installment payments under its...
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Bay Area Residents Charged in Night-Vision Export Scheme
A Northern California husband and wife were charged with conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) for their roles in a scheme to...
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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Attempted Carbon Fiber Export
A Chinese national pleaded guilty April 21, 2017, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act...
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Lebanese Citizen Pleads Guilty in Iowa Family Export Scheme
Fadi Yassine, a Lebanese citizen, pleaded guilty April 12, 2017, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, U.S. District Court to conspiracy to violate the Arms...
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Singapore Citizen Sent to Prison on Export Charges
A Singaporean man was sentenced to 40 months in prison for charges related to the illegal export of 6,000 radio frequency modules from a Minnesota...
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Two Former Magyar Telekom Execs Settle FCPA Charges
Two former Magyar Telekom PLC executives agreed April 24, 2017, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to settle charges of violating...
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Two Russians Get Time Served for Export Charges
Two Russian nationals were sentenced in Brooklyn U.S. District Court to charges of illegally exporting controlled microelectronics, including...
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Export Controls

Industry Takes Issue with Export Control Regulations
In response to the Trump administration's call for comments about the effects of regulations on domestic manufacturing, industry had a few things...
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Trade Sanctions

State Certifies Iran's Compliance, Yet Will Review Sanctions
Just as Secretary of State Rex Tillerson certified that Iran is compliant with its commitments under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
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Treasury Rejects Exxon's Request for Sanctions Waiver
In a dispute that was seen by many as a duel between two Cabinet secretaries, Treasury April 21, 2017, rejected Exxon's 2015 application for a...
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Policy Briefs

Canada Prepares to Join UN Arms Trade Treaty
While it has not signed the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty, Canada introduced legislation April 13, 2017, that will move the country closer...
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Census Scraps Used Electronics Field in AES
What a difference an administration makes. After months of Census officials saying they were going ahead with plans to include a controversial...
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Trump Nominates Two to Ex-Im Bank After Reversal
Two days after he reversed his previous opposition to the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) on principle, President Trump said April 14, 2017, he intends...
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End Notes

END NOTES
CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC : Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) April 12, 2017, designated militia commanders Abdoulaye Hissene and...
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