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.

October 2017

Features

Sanctions in the Spotlight
As tensions with North Korea are heightened by increased missile tests on one side of the Pacific and increasingly strong rhetoric on the other, State is more than three years behind in providing to Congress the most recent data on sanctioned entities and its process for identifying those entities.
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Focus on Enforcement

Alstom Executive Sentenced for Bribing Indonesian Officials
Four years after his arrest, an Alstom Power executive was sentenced to 30 months in prison less time served on charges of bribing Indonesian...
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Calif. Man Sent to Prison for Selling Satellite Data
Instead of winning an Emmy, a California man was sentenced to prison for his role in a scheme that belongs on TV. Gregory Allen Justice, of Culver...
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Canadian Firm, Dual Citizens Indicted on Iran Export Charges
A federal indictment was unsealed Sept. 6, 2017, in Cleveland U.S. District Court against Canadian firm IC Link Industries, LTD and three Iranian...
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Former BIS Official Sent to Prison for Bribery
Former Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) official Raushi J. Conrad was sentenced Sept. 8, 2017, in Alexandria U.S. District Court to 48 months...
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Former Telecom Exec Gets Time Served for FCPA Charge
Six years after a federal indictment on wide-ranging charges, Amadeus Richers, a former director of Cinergy Telecommunications, was sentenced Sept....
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Indian Firm, President Settle BIS Charge of Iran Export
Indian resident Narender Sharma and his company Hydel Engineering Products agreed Aug. 31, 2017, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Mass. Device Manufacturer Settles SEC FCPA Charges
Alere Inc., a manufacturer of rapid diagnostic tests based in Waltham, Mass., agreed Sept. 28, 2017, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Mass. Manufacturer Settles BIS Charges of Illegal Exports
Millitech of Northampton, Mass., agreed Sept. 25, 2017, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $230,000 civil penalty to settle 18 charges...
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More Turkish Officials Charged with Evading Iran Sanctions
Four more Turkish nationals, including a former economy minister, were charged Sept. 6, 2017, in Manhattan U.S. District Court with conspiring with...
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N.J. Manufacturer Settles DDTC Export Charges
In a case that could give heartburn to exporters that self-classify defense articles, Bright Lights USA, Inc. of Barrington, N.J, agreed Sept. 12,...
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Portuguese Citizen Sent to Prison for Iran Exports
Joao Pereira da Fonseca, a Portuguese citizen, was sentenced Sept. 14, 2017, in D.C. U.S. District Court to 20 months in prison for conspiring to...
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Swedish Telecom Firm Pays $965 Million to Settle FCPA Violations
Swedish telecommunications provider Telia Company AB and its Uzbek subsidiary, Coscom LLC, agreed Sept. 21, 2017, to pay $965 million in a global...
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Turkish-Born U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Iran Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen from Turkey was sentenced to 57 months in prison followed by three years' supervised release for illegally exporting...
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Export Controls

Remaining USML Transfers Move Toward Publication
After five years on hold, proposed rules to transfer commercial firearms and related ammunition from U.S. Munitions List (USML) Categories I, II...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Extends Iran Nuclear Sanctions Relief
Amid accusations by President Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson that Iran is not living up to the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
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President Targets North Korean Trading Partners
The day after a confrontational speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, the president Sept. 21, 2017, backed up his words with action,...
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Exporting from Europe

UK Issues Light-Touch General License for Some Military Items
By David Hayes * Patriotism is supporting your country all the time, and your government when it deserves it. -- Mark Twain Perhaps...
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Policy Briefs

Administration Blocks Chinese Acquisition of Semiconductor Firm
Citing national security, President Trump issued a rare executive order Sept. 13, 2017, blocking a Chinese firm from acquiring an Oregon-based...
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New BIS Leaders Hit Ground Walking, Not Quite Running
After just a month in their posts, the new political leadership of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) attended their first meeting of the...
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U.S., EU Review Privacy Shield Framework
European Union (EU) Justice Commissioner Vera Jourova traveled to Washington Sept. 18-20, 2017, to meet with Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross to...
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White House Fills Ex-Im Board, Industry Approves
As industry opposition to the president's nominee to be Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank chairman continues to expand, the White House Oct. 3, 2017,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SOUTH SUDAN : OFAC Sept. 6, 2017, designated three former or current South Sudanese government officials, including minister of information and...
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