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.

January 2019

Features

OFAC Moves to Remove Russian Firms from Sanctions List
Armed with a promise that a blocked Russian oligarch has relinquished ownership, Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Dec. 19 notified Congress of its intent to terminate sanctions on three Russian firms.
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Focus on Enforcement

California Man Sent to Prison for Syria Export Charges
A Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen was sentenced Dec. 20, 2018, to 46 months in prison for illegally exporting day-and night-vision rifle...
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Chinese Oil Firm Settles BIS, OFAC Sanctions Charges
Chinese oil and gas company Yantai Jereh Oilfield Services Group Co. Ltd. and its affiliated companies and subsidiaries worldwide agreed Dec. 12,...
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Former Embraer Executive Gets Time Served for FCPA Charges
A former Embraer sales executive was sentenced to time served and a $25,000 fine for his participation in a scheme to bribe a high-level Saudi...
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Former Florida CEO Pays $17 Million for Export Violations
The former owner and chief executive officer (CEO) of a mail and package forwarding company agreed to pay $17 million to settle 166 Bureau of...
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Former Panasonic Executives Settle Compliance Charges
Two former senior executives of Panasonic's U.S. subsidiary agreed Dec. 20, 2018, to pay Securities and Exchange Commission penalties for knowingly...
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Hong Kong NGO Head Convicted of Violating FCPA
A federal jury in Manhattan U.S. District Court Dec. 5, 2018, convicted the head of a Hong Kong non-governmental organization (NGO) China Energy...
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Mo. Firm Pays $7.7 Million to Settle OFAC Sanctions Charges
Zoltek Companies, Inc., a holding company in Bridgeton, Mo., agreed Dec. 20, 2018, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
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N.Y. Camera Firm Pays to Settle BIS Export Charge
Shai Gear LLC of Lansing, N.Y., dba Spider Camera, agreed Dec. 10, 2018, to pay an $8,500 civil penalty to settle one Bureau of Industry and...
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One More Guilty Plea in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
A former procurement officer of Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), pleaded guilty to conspiracy to...
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Polycom Settles SEC Bribery Charges of Chinese Subsidiary
Communications solutions provider Polycom Inc. in San Jose, Calif., agreed Dec. 26, 2018, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more...
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Export Controls

BIS Corrects Control Gap in Global Satellite Systems
Two years after the fact, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) revealed a potential gap in controls on Global Navigation Satellite Systems (GNSS)...
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Propulsion Device Stands Alone in STA Eligibility
With all of the hubbub surrounding License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), from its slow start to Commerce outreach, to its seeming...
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Wassenaar Decontrols Civil, Industrial Internet of Things
Smartphone users rejoice. At the Wassenaar Arrangement's (WA) annual plenary Dec. 5-6, 2018, members agreed to relax "some controls, such as for...
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Trade Sanctions

Huawei Executive Arrest Riles Administration, Markets
While administration officials tried to downplay the potential effect of the arrest in Canada of Huawei CFO Meng Wanzhou on trade talks with China,...
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Policy Briefs

President Signs Farm Bill with Cuba Export Provisions
The president Dec. 20 signed the mammoth 2018 Farm Bill (H.R. 2) conference report, including an amendment that would allow farmers to use trade...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SOUTH SUDAN : OFAC Dec. 14, 2018, designated two South Sudanese individuals and retired Israeli general, along with six businesses owned or...
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