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.

February 2019

Features

OFAC Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Oil Company
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control's decision Jan. 28, 2019, to designate the Venezuelan state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) could have historic, far-reaching impact.
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Focus on Enforcement

Brooklyn Man Settles BIS Export Charge
Folasade Omowanile of Brooklyn, N.Y. agreed Jan. 17, 2019, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $10,000 civil penalty to settle one...
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Cosmetics Firm Bats False Eyelashes at OFAC Charges
An Oakland, Calif., cosmetics firm has agreed to pay almost $1 million to settle charges of violating U.S. sanctions by importing false eyelash...
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Eletrobras Pays $2.5 Million to Settle SEC Bribery Charges
Brazilian utility Centrais El├ętricas Brasileiras S.A. (Eletrobras) agreed Dec. 26, 2018, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a...
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Exec Settles BIS Charge in Iran Export Conspiracy
The vice president of a N.J. logistics firm agreed Dec. 19, 2018, to settle one charge of conspiracy to export a pressure aging vessel and a...
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Former Florida CEO Gets Probation for Export Violations
Just weeks after agreeing to pay millions of dollars to settle related charges, the former owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of a mail and...
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N.Y. Manufacturer Pays to Settle BIS Export Charges
Multiwire Laboratories, Ltd. of Ithaca, N.Y., agreed Jan. 16, 2019, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $80,000 civil penalty to settle...
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Russian National Arrested on Defense Export Charges
Russian national Dmitrii Makarenko was arrested in Guam Dec. 29, 2018, on charges of conspiring to illegally export military-grade night vision...
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Seattle Man Sent to Prison for Smuggling Firearms to Kurds
Rawnd Khaleel Aldalawi of Seattle was sentenced Jan. 11, 2019, in Seattle U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day in prison, followed by to 3...
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Export Controls

Federal Shutdown Costly to U.S. Defense Exporters
The federal government is back to work, and cost estimates of the 35-day shutdown are already in the billions of dollars. This does not include the...
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Industry Posts Comments on Emerging Technology Controls
If industry submits 228 comments in the forest, but there's no one at Commerce to read them, do the comments still exist? Jan. 10, 2019, was the...
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Trade Sanctions

EU Creates Payment Vehicle to Maintain Iran Business
While the U.S. has withdrawn from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear deal, despite international verification that...
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OFAC Removes Russian Firms from Sanctions List
As promised, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Jan. 27 lifted sanctions on three firms owned by Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska --...
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Policy Briefs

Huawei Indictment Follows Arrest, Extradition Request
Although U.S. officials are quick to downplay the political connection between ongoing trade talks and indictments against Chinese telecom giant...
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Irish House Approves Israeli Boycott Bill
In a move that could put U.S. firms that have Irish divisions or subsidiaries and also do business in Israel between a rock and a hard place,...
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New Congress Starts from Scratch on Nominations
Let's try this again. In a game of bureaucratic boomerang, the president Jan. 16, 2019, sent dozens of nominations back to the Senate, including...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SYRIA : House passed Caesar Syria Civilian Protection Act (H.R. 31) Jan. 22, 2019, by voice vote. Bill, introduced by Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.),...
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