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 2018

Features

Former, Current BIS Officials Defend Export Control System
At two House hearings on export controls and CFIUS reform, former and current Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officials argued for maintaining two separate robust systems to prevent illegal technology transfer.
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Focus on Enforcement

Calif. Firm, President Settle BIS Russian Export Charges
Trilogy International of Modesto, Calif., and President and General Manager William Michael Johnson agreed Feb. 26, 2018, to pay the Bureau of...
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Canadian Mining Company Settles SEC FCPA Charges
Canadian gold mining company Kinross Gold Corporation March 26, 2018, agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a $950,000 penalty...
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Developer's Assistant Sentenced for Bribing Ambassadors
The principal assistant to a Macau real estate developer was sentenced to seven months in prison for his role in a scheme to bribe the Antiguan and...
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Dual U.S.-Iran Citizen Sent to Prison for Attempted Exports
A dual citizen of the U.S. and Iran was sentenced to 25 years in prison for conspiring and attempting to send surface-to-air missiles (SAMs) and...
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Father, Son Plead Guilty to Laundering Export Funds
Two Pakistani nationals and lawful permanent U.S. residents pleaded guilty to money laundering in connection with funds they received for the...
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Fla. Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal USML Exports
A Ukraine-born naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded guilty to conspiring to illegally export military-grade night-vision rifle scopes, thermal...
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Former Siemens Exec Admits to Paying Bribes in Argentina
Another former Siemens AG executive pleaded guilty for his role in a bribery scheme to retain a $1 billion government contract to produce national...
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Gun Developer Charged with Attempted Russia Export
Evgeny Spiridonov, a contract developer at blocked gun manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern, was charged March 16, 2018, in D.C. U.S. District Court...
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Iranian Citizen Sent to Prison for Illegal Technology Exports
Iranian citizen Alireza Jalali, an employee of Malaysian firm Green Wave Telecommunication, was sentenced March 20, 2018, in Minnesota U.S....
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Iranian National Charged in Venezuela Housing Scheme
An Iranian national was indicted for his role in a scheme in which more than $115 million in payments for a Venezuelan housing complex were...
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Israeli Development Firm Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Israeli firm Elbit Imaging Ltd. agreed March 9, 2018, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a $500,000 civil penalty to settle...
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Mass. Residents, Company Indicted for Syrian Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen from Lebanon; her husband, a lawful permanent resident from Lebanon; their company; and a Syrian national who manages a...
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Md. Transport Firm Settles Justice Bribery Charges
A nuclear cargo delivery firm agreed to pay a $2 million criminal penalty to settle Justice charges of bribing an official at a subsidiary of...
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Pa. Man, Firm Indicted on Iraq Export Charges
An indictment against Ross Roggio of Stroudsburg, Pa., and Roggio Consulting Company LLC was unsealed March 23, 2018, in Scranton U.S. District...
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Russian Citizen Sent to Prison for Firearm Exports
A Russian citizen was sentenced March 22, 2018, to 18 months in prison for attempting to illegally export more than $100,000 in firearm parts,...
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Export Controls

BIS Implements 2017 Australia Group Recommendations
In the Federal Register April 2, 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented recommendations from the February 2017 Australia Group...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Takes Swipe at Venezuelan Digital Currency
As Venezuela launches the world's first state-backed cryptocurrency, called the petro, President Trump March 19, 2018, issued Executive Order (EO)...
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Treasury Sanctions Russians for Election Meddling, Cyber Attacks
Better late than never. Six weeks after the deadline, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) March 15, 2018, designated five entities...
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Exporting from Europe

The Importance of "Technology"
By David Hayes * Bureaucracy defends the status quo long past the time when the quo has lost its status. -- Laurence J. Peter It is...
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Policy Briefs

President Blocks Qualcomm Sale to Singapore Firm
After months of negotiations and offer rejections, Broadcom's proposed takeover of mobile technology company Qualcomm seems to be on hold for now....
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End Notes

END NOTES
CIVIL PENALTIES : In Federal Register March 19, 2018, OFAC adjusted for inflation maximum civil monetary penalties (CMPs) under relevant...
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