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 2018

Features

Administration Adds Sanctions for Russian Transactions
While presidential executive orders make news, in general the administration has shied away from major sanctions against the government of Russia for election interference and other malign behavior.
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Focus on Enforcement

Another Guilty Plea in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
This story sounds familiar. The manager of a Houston-based logistics and freight forwarding company pleaded guilty to paying bribes to a former...
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Chilean Mining CEO Settles FCPA Charges
In what could seem like a drop in the bucket, Patricio Contesse González, then CEO of Chilean chemical and mining company Sociedad Quimica y...
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Conn. Business Owner Gets Probation on Export Charge
Imran Khan of North Haven, Conn., was sentenced Sept. 19, 2018, in New Haven U.S. District Court to three years' probation for exporting an Alpha...
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Device Maker Pays $7.8 Million to Settle Repeat FCPA Charges
Healthcare product manufacturer Stryker Corporation agreed Sept. 28, 2018, to pay $7.8 million to settle repeat Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Epsilon Settles OFAC Charges After Appeals Court Decision
Over a year after an appeals court remanded the case to Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), Epsilon Electronics in Montebello,...
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Former Army Soldier Sent to Prison for Smuggling Firearms
Katherine O'Neal, a former member of the U.S. Army stationed at Fort Carson, Colo., was sentenced Aug. 30, 2018, in Denver U.S. District Court to...
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N.J. Real Estate Broker Sent to Prison for Bribery
Joo Hyun Bahn, aka Dennis Bahn, of Tenafly, N.J., was sentenced Sept. 6, 2018, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to six months in prison for...
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Petrobras Pays $850 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Petróleo Brasileiro S.A. (Petrobras), a Brazilian state-owned and state-controlled energy company, Sept. 27, 2018, agreed to pay $853.2 million in...
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Sanofi Pays $25 Million to Settle SEC Bribery Charges
French pharmaceutical company Sanofi agreed Sept. 4, 2018, to pay more than $25 million to resolve Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges...
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SBM Offshore Execs Get Prison for FCPA Charges
Two former executives at SBM Offshore, a Dutch oil and gas services company, were sent to prison for their roles in a scheme to bribe foreign...
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Seattle Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Firearms to Kurds
Rawnd Khaleel Aldalawi of Seattle pleaded guilty Sept. 6, 2018, in Seattle U.S. District Court to conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act...
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Turkish Business Owner Indicted for Illegal Exports
A Turkish owner of two U.S. businesses was indicted on charges of conspiring to export controlled military technical drawings to Turkey without a...
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United Technologies Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Connecticut-based United Technologies Corporation (UTC) agreed Sept. 12, 2018, to pay $13.9 million to settle charges of violating the Foreign...
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Export Controls

BIS to Start Identifying Emerging Technology
Spurred by recently signed legislation formalizing its authority, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will soon publish an Advance Notice of...
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Trade Sanctions

State Downplays EU Bypass of Iran Sanctions
When the U.S. withdrew from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal, it knew it was alone, since the remaining...
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Exporting from Europe

Data Protection and Trade Compliance
By David Hayes * The power of the lawyer is in the uncertainty of the law -- Jeremy Bentham The European Union (EU) General Data Protection...
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Policy Briefs

Ag Groups Push for Cuba Trade in Farm Bill
As a conference committee started work on reconciling the mammoth 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2), a bipartisan group of over 60 agriculture associations,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
TRADE PEOPLE : David Laufman, former chief of counterintelligence and export control section (CES) in Justice's national security division, opened...
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