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 2015

Features

State's Compliance Chief Discusses Post-ECR World in Exclusive Interview
When Sue Gainor was appointed director of compliance for the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) in November 2013, the agency was in the...
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Focus on Enforcement

Chicago Firm Settles OFAC Charges of Shipping Goods on Blocked Iranian Vessel
A Chicago equipment manufacturer settled charges of shipping goods on a blocked Iranian vessel and reimbursing its Spanish subsidiary, which...
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Defense Contractor Pays $7.1 Million to Settle Justice Bribery Charges
IAP Worldwide Services Inc., a Florida defense and government contracting company, agreed June 16, 2015, to pay $7.1 million as part of a...
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Former PetroTiger CEO Given Probation on Charges of Bribing Colombian Official
After interrupting a trial in progress with a guilty plea, the former co-CEO of oil and gas company PetroTiger was given three years' probation for...
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N.J. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Shipping Electronics to Russian Military Services
The owner of four New Jersey microelectronics export companies pleaded guilty June 11, 2015, to illegally shipping $65 million worth of sensitive...
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Pakistani Bank Branch Fined for Processing Transfers to Blocked Kyrgyzstan Airline
The New York branch of a Pakistani bank agreed to pay $28,800 to settle seven Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) charges of processing funds...
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Taiwan National Admits to Illegally Exporting Technology to Iran
Taiwanese national admitted to exporting communications technology, including microwave absorbers and circuit boards with American-made laminates,...
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Teledyne LeCroy Settles BIS Charges of Exporting to Blocked Beijing University
A N.Y. equipment manufacturer agreed to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) $75,000 to settle two charges of exporting oscilloscopes...
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Inside BIS

BIS Drafting Cuba Rules as Congress Hits Snag Toward Lifting Trade Embargo
As the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is preparing changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove Cuba from the list of...
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BIS Tries to Soothe Industry Concerns About Proposed Cybersecurity Controls
In the world of cybersecurity, sometimes it's hard to tell the good guys from the bad guys, especially if the good guys are trying to simulate or...
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Policy Briefs

Canada Expands Sanctions Against Russian Entities, Restricts Crimean Trade
The prospects of more U.S. sanctions coming soon against Russia increased July 29, 2015, as Canada targeted more Russian entities and individuals...
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DDTC License Load Dropping Faster Than Officials Anticipated
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is seeing export license applications drop faster than expected for the first U.S. Munitions List...
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DDTC Still Expects Large Number of Disclosures, Registrations, Report
Export control reforms haven't reduced the number of firms the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) expects to register as defense...
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EU Extends Russian Sanctions for Six Months as Ukraine Crisis Continues
Despite the economic pain some European firms are suffering from the loss of trade with Russia, the European Union (EU) agreed June 22, 2015, to...
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Ex-Im Charter Expired June 30 Without Assurances for Congressional Action
The charter of the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) expired June 30, 2015, fulfilling the worst fears of its supporters. For now, its future fate is...
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Exporting from Europe

Bright Lines and Gray Areas
By David Hayes* Laws, like sausages, cease to inspire respect in proportion as we know how they are made. -- John Godfrey Saxe, 1869...
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Regulatory Briefs

After Pilot, Census Bureau Still Considering Option 4 Pre-Departure Alternatives
Exporters who use Option 4 for post-departure Customs filings have heard for years that a change was coming, that Customs and Border Protection...
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BIS Merges Controls on Human, Animal Pathogens Per 2013 Australia Group
In the latest of a slew of Federal Register notices June 16, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented recommendations from the...
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BIS, DDTC Propose Harmonized Definitions for ITAR, EAR Terms
Since export control reform first began, officials have promised to harmonize definitions of the most often-used terms in their respective...
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BIS, DDTC Propose Limited Category XVIII Transfers to CCL
In a rule that will probably see few jurisdiction changes, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade...
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Category XIV Proposals Aim to Address Concerns of Research Community
After years of hand-wringing and debate among several government agencies, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of...
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Defense Firms Urged to Assure Contracts Note Non-Military Uses
Defense contractors need to assure that their Pentagon contracts contain clear language when purchases for electronics involve development...
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End Notes

END NOTES
UNITED KINGDOM : Export Control Organisation (ECO) issued notice June 17, 2015, saying it is missing its goals for handling applications for...
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