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.

November 2017

Features

Weeks Late, State Issues Guidance on Russia Sanctions
In guidance issued more than three weeks past its deadline, State listed the names of 40 entities that it determined are "part of, or operate for or on behalf of, the defense or intelligence sectors" of the Russian government, but did not impose any sanctions.
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Focus on Enforcement

Brooklyn Man Gets Time Served on Export Charges
A naturalized U.S. citizen was sentenced in Brooklyn U.S. District Court on charges of illegally exporting controlled microelectronics, including...
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Conn. Paper Firm Settles Sudan Sanctions Charges
BD White Birch Investment LLC (White Birch USA) of Greenwich, Conn., agreed Oct. 5, 2017, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
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English Businessman Pays BIS for Violating Denial Order
The owner of two London businesses connected to Iranian airline Mahan Airways agreed to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $250,000 civil...
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Houston Chemical Firm Settles BIS Antiboycott Violations
Oxyde Chemicals, Inc. of Houston agreed Sept. 28, 2017, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $59,600 civil penalty to settle 17...
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Miami Exporters Plead Guilty to Shipping Aircraft Parts to Syria
Three Miami area residents pleaded guilty Oct. 3, 2017, in Miami U.S. District Court to illegally exporting aviation parts and equipment, including...
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Miami Man Pleads Guilty to Bribing Venezuelan Officials
Another businessman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) and violating FCPA for his role in a scheme to...
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Middleman Sent to Prison in Real Estate Bribery Scheme
Malcolm Harris, "a recidivist fraudster," according to Justice court documents, was sentenced Oct. 5, 2017, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to 42...
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Oklahoma Firm Gets BIS Antiboycott Warning Letter
Phillips Specialty Products, a pipeline flow improver business in Bartlesville, Okla., received a warning letter from the Bureau of Industry and...
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Three Get Time Served for Illegal Russian Exports
Three 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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Whirlpool, Subsidiary Settle BIS Antiboycott Charges
Whirlpool Corp. of Benton Harbor, Mich., and its Italian subsidiary agreed Sept. 25, 2017, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a total...
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Export Controls

BIS Clarifies Two Popular EAR License Exceptions
With implementation of the export control reform effort well underway, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) laid out the welcome mat for exporters...
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BIS License Amendments Proposed Rule Coming Soon
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) expects to publish a proposed rule on license amendments by the end of 2017 or early 2018. The proposed rule...
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BIS Officials Still Not Sure About "2 for 1" Waiver
Now that proposed rules on the transfers of items from U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories I, II and III (firearms and ammunition) are at the...
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DDTC Completes Initial, Comprehensive ITAR Review
Now that export control reform (ECR) is almost complete with the few remaining categories on their way to publication, State's Directorate of...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Revokes Most Sudan Sanctions
Citing "significant steps to stop conflict and improve humanitarian access," the administration revoked most Sudan sanctions, effective Oct. 12,...
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Congress Passes Iran Bill After Trump Passes Ball
As expected, President Trump will not certify to Congress that Iran is meeting its obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action...
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Policy Briefs

EU Review of Privacy Shield Finds Room for Improvement
In its official report on the annual review of the European Union (EU)-U.S. Privacy Shield released Oct. 18, 2017, the EU found U.S. "continues to...
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Garrett Gets Grilled at Ex-Im Bank Confirmation Hearing
It was standing room only in the hearing room Nov. 1, 2017, when at long last the Senate Banking Committee heard from nominees for the...
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State Deputy Defends Efforts, Gives Few Plan Details
Testifying before the House Foreign Affairs Committee Sept. 26, 2017, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan defended the department's...
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End Notes

END NOTES
CUBA : More things changeā€¦ In return to tradition, U.S. Nov. 1, 2017, voted against annual UN resolution condemning Cuba embargo. Year ago, for...
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