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February 2015

Features

BIS, OFAC Implement New Cuba Trade, Travel Rules
While regulatory changes to Cuban regulations that the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Office of Foreign Assets Control issued in January provide new openings for trade, they also come with conditions that limit those opportunities.
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Focus on Enforcement

Florida Engineering Firm, Ex-President Settle Charges of Violating FCPA in Qatar
A Tampa, Fla.-based engineering and construction firm and its former president Jan. 22, 2015, settled Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
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Freight Forwarder Pays BIS $90,000 to Settle Charges of Exports to Blocked Entity
A settlement between the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and a N.J. freight forwarder shows the complex challenge small businesses face when...
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Los Alamos Scientist Sent to Prison for Giving Nuclear Data to Venezuelan Official
A former scientist at Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) was sentenced to five years in prison for giving classified nuclear weapons data to a...
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N.H. Technology Firm Given Probation, Forfeiture for Illegal USML Exports
In a possible case of "was it worth the fuss?" a New Hampshire technology sourcing company was given a years' probation for shipping two Lockheed...
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N.J. Manufacturer Pays to Settle BIS Charges of Violating Antiboycott Rules
A security products manufacturer in Monmouth Junction, N.J., agreed to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a fine to settle charges of...
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N.Y. Retailer Pays BIS $275,000 to Settle Charges of Illegal Device Exports
A N.Y. film and video retailer will pay a $275,000 civil penalty to settle 50 charges of exporting optical sighting devices without licenses from...
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Russian National Indicted for Violating FCPA by Bribing European Bank Official
A man who is a Russian national, naturalized German citizen and permanent resident of the U.S. has been charged with bribing an official of the...
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Taiwanese Nationals Sentenced for Attempted Export of Drones to China
Two Taiwanese nationals were given uneven sentences Jan. 5, 2015, in Newark U.S. District Court after pleading guilty to conspiracy to violate the...
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Inside BIS

ConocoPhillips Joins Parade of Oil Firms Asking BIS for Classification of Condensate
ConocoPhillips, a major oil exploration and production company, has joined the growing line of oil firms seeking commodity classifications from the...
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Senators Ask BIS to Reconsider Advice on Crude Oil Exports
Two senators who previously questioned the Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) classification of certain condensates as not covered by the ban...
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Policy Briefs

Congress Moves Toward Iran Sanctions Legislation Despite Obama Veto Threat
President Obama's threat to veto new Iran sanctions legislation while multilateral talks continue with Iran to curb its nuclear program failed to...
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EU Delays New Sanctions Against Russia, Plans to Cite More Individuals
In the face of opposition from the new Greek government to additional sanctions against Russia, the European Union's (EU) Foreign Affairs Council...
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U.S., India Claim Progress on Defense, Nuclear Trade, Dual-Use Export Controls
President Obama and Indian Prime Minister Modi claimed they reached agreement on a host of trade, defense and nuclear issues during Obama's visit...
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Regulatory Briefs

Ahead of Obama Trip, BIS Removed Certain Controls on Exports to India
As President Obama prepared to visit India Jan. 25-26, 2015, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) removed controls on exports to India of...
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BIS, OFAC Issue New Rules Tightening, Easing Trade Sanctions on Crimea
In a series of changes to export controls and trade sanctions, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...
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End Notes

END NOTES
UNVERIFIED LIST : In Jan. 29, 2015, Federal Register BIS added 14 entities in Hong Kong, Pakistan and UAE to its Unverified List (UVL). In...
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