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.

March 2019

Features

Congress Acts to Block USML Firearms Transfer Rules
Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) cited congressional oversight and 3D printing when he announced a hold on the transfer of USML firearms to Commerce jurisdiction, but it remains to be seen if the two agencies could move ahead with publishing final rules.
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Focus on Enforcement

Conn. Firm Settles OFAC Iran Sanctions Charges
ZAG IP, LLC, formerly known as ZAG International, LLC, of Newtown Conn., agreed Feb. 21, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control...
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Darling Industries Agrees to Settle ITAR Violations
Darling Industries, Inc of Tucson, Ariz., agreed Feb. 26, 2019, to pay a $400,000 civil penalty under a State consent agreement to settle six...
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German Chemical Firm Pays for Violating OFAC Cuba Sanctions
In another case of a foreign company continuing prohibited behavior after acquisition by a U.S. firm, AppliChem GmbH of Darmstadt, Germany, agreed...
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Hawaii Man Pleads Guilty to FCPA Conspiracy
The owner of a Honolulu engineering company admitted to a role in a scheme to bribe an official of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) to...
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Iranian Citizen Sent to Prison for Export Conspiracy
Iranian citizen Arash Sepehri was sentenced Feb. 26, 2019, in D.C. U.S. District Court to 25 months in prison for his role in a conspiracy to...
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Malaysian Men Indicted for Illegal Firearm Exports
Two Malaysian nationals were indicted Feb. 26, 2019, for the illegal exports of firearm parts and components, including gun barrels, firing pin and...
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N.J. Tech Firm Settles SEC Bribery Charges
A New Jersey information technology provider agreed to pay $25 million for facilitating the payment of millions of dollars in bribes to Indian...
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Two More Indictments in PDVSA Bribery Schemes
Another indictment in the wide-ranging investigation into bribery at Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA),...
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Va. Company Settles OFAC Charges of Turkish Affiliate
Kollmorgen Corporation, a motion systems manufacturer in Radford, Va., agreed Feb. 7, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control...
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Wash. Man Gets Probation for Smuggling Firearms to Kurds
Paul Stuart Brunt of Bellevue, Wash., was sentenced March 1, 2019, in Seattle U.S. District Court to three years' probation for his role in a...
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Washington Resident Found Guilty of Firearms Export
A Bosnian citizen legally residing in Washington state was convicted Feb. 27, 2019, of shipping firearms parts, including a Glock lower receiver,...
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Export Controls

DDTC Further Loosens Ban on RMI-Related Exports
In a case that shows the slow incremental progress of bureaucracy, State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) March 4, 2019, rescinded...
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State Export Licensing Process Needs Better Internal Control
While State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) generally ticks all the boxes when reviewing license applications, the agency needs to...
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Trade Sanctions

OFAC Imposes Sanctions on Venezuelan Government Officials
Continuing its crackdown on Venezuela's "illegitimate" government amid increasing conflict on the border, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...
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Policy Briefs

Senators Introduce Bill to Lift Cuba Embargo
Lawmakers took another step toward chipping away at the Cuba embargo Feb. 7, 2019, when three senators reintroduced the Freedom to Export to Cuba...
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End Notes

END NOTES
EX-IM BANK : Senate Banking Committee Feb. 26, 2019, approved by voice vote Kimberly Reed to lead Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) and former Rep....
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