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.

August 2018

Features

After Much Protest, Congress Allows ZTE Deal to Move Forward
In the end, congressional efforts to block the deal with Chinese telecom company ZTE to lift the export denial order against the firm ended with a whimper.
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Focus on Enforcement

Credit Suisse Pays $77 Million for Corrupt Hiring Practices
Zurich-based Credit Suisse Group AG (CSAG) and its Hong Kong-based subsidiary, Credit Suisse (Hong Kong) Limited (CSHK), agreed July 5, 2018, to...
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Father, Son Sentenced for Laundering Export Funds
Two Pakistani nationals and lawful permanent U.S. residents were sentenced to 18 months in prison, followed by three years' supervised release, for...
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Fla. Man Sent to Prison for Shipping Firearms to Brazil
Frederik Barbieri of Ft. Pierce, Fla., was sentenced July 19, 2018, in Miami U.S. District Court to 152 months in prison for unlawfully exporting...
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Former Venezuelan Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme
A former Venezuelan government official and dual U.S. citizen pleaded guilty to charges related to his role in a scheme to bribe purchasing...
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Judge Drops FCPA Charges on Former Och-Ziff Executives
Judge Nicholas G. Garaufis in Brooklyn U.S. District Court July 12, 2018, dismissed Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges against two...
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Russian National Charged with Smuggling Electronics to Military
The owner of a Russian microelectronics import/export company was indicted July 25, 2018, for illegally shipping $65 million worth of sensitive...
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Export Controls

Agencies Hear from Dueling Gun Advocates, Activists
After six years, State and Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) still got an earful in response to its parallel rules to transfer items from the...
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Commerce Upgrades India's STA Access
Citing the country's recent membership in multilateral export control regimes, Commerce will now treat India on par with NATO allies when it comes...
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Trade Sanctions

Agencies Highlight North Korea Sanctions Evasion Tactics
U.S. businesses need to examine their supply chains for the presence of North Korean goods or nationals, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...
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Lawmakers Maintain Pressure with Russian Legislation
While many in Congress have been calling for further action on Russia sanctions since 2017, that urgency only increased after the president's...
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U.S. Warns Allies Against Continuing Iran Deals
A week after a State official sternly warned U.S. allies to reduce imports of Iranian oil, the administration held the line against allies doing...
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Exporting from Europe

CFIUK or "CFIUS Lite"?
By David Hayes * Nothing is more important to national security and the making and conduct of good policy than timely, accurate, and relevant...
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Policy Briefs

Administration Adds More Words to Arms Export Policy
In a move that is consistent with the administration's stated purpose of making it easier to export conventional arms, State July 16, 2018,...
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Ex-Im Needs to Better Identify Fraud Risks, GAO Finds
As the Senate considers another nominee to head the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im), Government Accountability Office (GAO) looked at its adherence to...
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Pentagon Needs to Update Investment Policies, GAO Says
In an example of everyone being on the same page, Government Accountability Office (GAO) agrees that the Committee on Foreign Investment in the...
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Public Outcry, Courts Block Gun Blueprints Settlement
When all else fails, call on the states' attorneys general (AG). In a suit that eight states and the District of Columbia filed a Seattle U.S....
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End Notes

END NOTES
PRIVACY SHIELD : In non-binding resolution July 5, 2018, EU Parliament called on European Commission to suspend Privacy Shield unless U.S. is...
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