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 2018

Features

BIS ZTE Decision Shines Light on Export Compliance
The Bureau of Industry and Security's decision to activate the export denial order against Chinese telecom firm ZTE and its subsidiary ZTE Kangxun has brought export compliance into the mainstream media spotlight.
Read more...

Focus on Enforcement

Bulgarian National Arrested for Illegal Syrian Exports
Zhelyaz Andreev, a Bulgarian national and employee in the Sofia office of Miami export company AW-Tronics, was arrested April 11, 2018, for his...
Read more...

Chinese National, N.Y. Firm Settle BIS Export Charge
Weiming Zhang, aka John Zhang, and his Huntington, N.Y. firm Seasia Enterprises (USA), Inc. agreed to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
Read more...

Cuban Electronic Equipment Shipments Draw Indictment
Bryan Singer aka Bryan Blackheart was indicted April 3, 2018, in Key West, Fla., U.S. District Court for attempting to smuggle items including...
Read more...

Dun & Bradstreet Settles SEC FCPA Charges
Financial information provider Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) April 23, 2018, agreed to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than...
Read more...

FedEx Pays to Settle BIS Export Charges
Lesson learned: check your screening software. FedEx Express agreed to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle 53 Bureau of Industry and Security...
Read more...

FLIR Systems Pays $30 Million to Settle ITAR Violations
FLIR Systems Pays $30 Million to Settle ITAR Violations Oregon-based defense contractor and sensor maker FLIR Systems agreed April 25, 2018, to...
Read more...

Gun Developer Gets Time Served for Attempted Export
Evgeny Spiridonov, a contract developer at blocked gun manufacturer Kalashnikov Concern, was sentenced April 11, 2018, in Los Angeles U.S. District...
Read more...

Iranian Nationals Indicted for Illegal Device Exports
Three Iranian nationals who live in Northern California were indicted April 19, 2018, in San Francisco U.S. District Court on charges of illegally...
Read more...

Maine Man Sentenced to Prison for Exporting Firearms
Iulian Petre, aka Julian Petre, of Waterville, Maine, was sentenced April 5, 2018, in Maine U.S. District Court to two years in prison and three...
Read more...

Miami Business Owner Sent to Prison for Foreign Bribery
The owner of five Miami phone companies was sentenced April 30, 2018, to 35 months in prison in a scheme to pay $705,000 in bribes to an Aruban...
Read more...

N.J. Business Owner Charged with Aircraft Parts Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen born in the Philippines was arrested and charged in a scheme to smuggle $2 million worth of aircraft components,...
Read more...

Panasonic Pays $280 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Japan-based Panasonic Corp and its U.S. subsidiary, Panasonic Avionics Corp. (PAC), a provider of in-flight entertainment and communication...
Read more...

Woman Pleads Guilty to Bribing UN Ambassador
Julia Vivi Wang, a naturalized U.S. citizen, pleaded guilty April 4, 2018, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to violating the Foreign Corrupt...
Read more...

Export Controls

House Committee Advances Permanent Export Control Bill
The House Foreign Affairs Committee in a voice vote April 17, 2018, advanced legislation (H.R. 5040) to provide Commerce with permanent statutory...
Read more...

Industry Highlights Gaps, Burdens in Control Lists
In response to long-awaited parallel notices of inquiry (NOI) published by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of...
Read more...

Trade Sanctions

OFAC Sanctions Russians, Extends Wind-Down Time
Responding to a petition to reverse sanctions on aluminum producer United Company RUSAL PLC, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
Read more...

Policy Briefs

Deputy USTR Tapped as Acting Ex-Im Bank President
Newly confirmed Deputy U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) Jeffrey Gerrish will soon be pulling double duty. The administration April 24, 2018, tapped...
Read more...

White House Calls for Plan on Drones, Arms Exports
The White House April 19, 2018, proposed new Conventional Arms Transfer (CAT) and Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS) export policies to streamline...
Read more...

End Notes

END NOTES
TRITIUM : In Federal Register April 5, 2018, BIS created new Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 1A231 for specified target assemblies and...
Read more...



Training Videos
 

Powered by Orchid Suites
Orchid ver. 4.7.6.