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.

July 2016

Features

State's Compliance Chief Discusses Company Visits, Enforcement
In an exclusive interview with The Export Practitioner, DDTC compliance chief Sue Gainor discusses export control reform, voluntary disclosures, the revamped company visit program and her department's relationship with law enforcement.
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Focus on Enforcement

Business Owner Sent to Prison for Shipping to Russian Military
The owner of four New Jersey microelectronics export companies was sentenced to 70 months in prison June 30, 2016, in Newark, N.J., U.S. District...
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Chinese National Sent to Prison for Illegal Exports
In another case involving reshipping services, Kan Chen, a Chinese national, was sentenced June 29, 2016, in Wilmington, Del. U.S. District Court...
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Fla. Woman Pleads Guilty to Unlawful Export Activities
Amin Yu of Orlando, Fla., pleaded guilty June 10, 2016, in Orlando U.S. District Court to committing unlawful export information activities and...
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Jury Convicts San Diego Woman of Illegal Exports
A federal jury in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. District Court June 9, 2016, convicted Wenxia Man, a naturalized citizen and San Diego resident, on...
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Kansas Man Used Hidden Internet Site to Export Firearms
A Kansas man pleaded guilty to using Black Market Reloaded, hidden internet marketplace website, to export and attempt to export firearms illegally...
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Medical Technology Firm, Danish Subsidiary Settle FCPA Charges
Danish equipment manufacturer BK Medical ApS, a subsidiary of Massachusetts technology company Analogic Corporation, agreed to pay a $3.4 million...
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Miami Exporter Sentenced for Defrauding Ex-Im Bank
The patriarch of a Miami exporting family was sentenced to 12 years in prison for conspiracy to commit wire fraud, wire fraud, and conspiracy to...
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Michigan Manufacturer Settles BIS Export Charges
Weiss Envirotronics, a manufacturer of environmental test chambers in Grand Rapids, Mich., agreed June 3, 2016, to pay Bureau of Industry and...
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N.C. Tech Firm Pays for Violating Iran Sanctions
HyperBranch Medical Technology of Durham, N.C., agreed June 23, 2016, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $107,691.30 to...
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Ohio Firm, President Settle BIS Charge of Iran Export
Worthington Products, Inc. (WPI) of Canton, Ohio, and its president Paul Meeks agreed June 17, 2016, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Oregon Mail Forwarder Settles BIS Export Charge
An Oregon company that repackages items for export to China agreed to settle one Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charge of evasion in...
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Second Exec Pleads Guilty to Bribing Venezuelan Oil Officials
A U.S. lawful permanent resident in Texas pleaded guilty to his role in a billion-dollar bribery case involving Petroleos de Venezuela S.A....
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State Settles with Microwave Engineering Corporation
In its first consent agreement in two years, State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) concluded an administrative settlement with the...
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Syrian-Born U.S. Citizen Sent to Prison for Illegal Exports
A Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen was sentenced to 32 months in prison for conspiring to export U.S.-origin tactical equipment, including...
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Turkish-Born U.S. Citizen Pleads Guilty to Iran Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen from Turkey pleaded guilty to illegally exporting 1,000 pounds of cobalt-nickel metallic powder to Iran through an...
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Two Companies Get First Pass Under FCPA Pilot
Two unrelated companies were the beneficiaries of Justice's pilot program to get more companies to voluntarily self-disclose conduct potentially...
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Export Controls

BIS Deemed Export License Applications Increased in 2015
Context is important. In calendar year 2015, the number of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) applications for deemed exports increased 26...
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BIS Issues Final Version of Enforcement Penalty Guidance
In its final version of its export enforcement penalty guidance, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) responded to industry comments that wanted...
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Census Drafting Final Rule on Used Electronics Indicator
Despite concerns from industry, Census is moving toward a final rule implementing a "yes-no indicator" for exports of used electronics in the...
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Export Agencies Issue Partial List of Harmonized Definitions
A year to the day after publishing their parallel proposals for harmonized definitions, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's...
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Export Agencies Take Small Step Toward Single Application Form
In what might seem like low-hanging fruit, export control officials took a step toward a single licensing form: the launch of a single landing page...
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Trade Sanctions

Boeing Reveals Aspects of Multibillion-Dollar Iran Deal
Like its competitor Airbus, Boeing is jumping into the Iranian aviation market with both feet. In a letter sent to two congressional critics June...
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Cuba Deals on Hotels, Credit Cards Bear Fruit
Over the last 18 months, the Obama administration has opened a few windows to trade with Cuba, and U.S. companies are bursting through them....
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Despite Senate Debate, Cuba, U.S. Meet on Counterterrorism
While the Senate debated its version of the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA), which included language that would prohibit the...
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Exporting from Europe

A Look at European Union Export Controls
By David Hayes * In Europe the various ranks of society are, like the strata of the earth, fixed and fossilized. There can be no great change...
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Policy Briefs

Ex-Im Bank Report Paints Bleak Picture
The Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) lost its competitive edge in 2015 and is unlikely to experience a resurgence anytime soon, according to the 2015...
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Fokker Services Case Ends in Whimper
After so much hand-wringing, the case against Fokker Services BV (FSBV) on charges of violating Iran, Sudan and Burma sanctions ended June 10,...
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India Finally Joins Missile Technology Control Regime
After years of talking and blocking and talking again, India formally joined Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) as its 35th member June 27....
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U.S. Industry, EU Officials Debate Privacy Shield Merits
As news broke that the updated text of the European Union (EU)-U.S. Privacy Shield Agreement is being presented to the EU's Member States June 24,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
IRAQ : BIS in Federal Register June 7, 2016, proposed removing Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from Export Administration Regulations...
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