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.

May 2016

Features

Developments in Export Control and Sanctions Enforcement
U.S. government enforcement of export controls and economic sanctions appears to be in a transformational period following export control reform, including formal enforcement guidelines and a shifting focus, three Reed Smith attorneys write.
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Focus on Enforcement

Businessman Gets Probation for Defrauding Ex-Im Bank
The owner of a Florida aircraft brokerage and export business was sentenced April 21, 2016, in Tampa U.S. District Court to five years probation...
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Casino Firm Pays $9 Million to Settle SEC FCPA Charges
Sheldon Adelson's casino chain Las Vegas Sands Corp. (LVSC) agreed April 7, 2016, to pay $9 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Chinese National Arrested for Attempted Carbon Fiber Export
A Chinese national was arrested April 13, 2016, after being caught in an undercover sting for attempting to export Toray type M60JB-3000-50B carbon...
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Contractor Sentenced for Illegal Blueprint Exports to India
A N.J. business owner was sentenced April 14, 2016, to 57 months in prison for falsely representing in a bid for a Defense contract that her...
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Fla. Woman Indicted for Unlawful Export Activities
A federal indictment against Amin Yu of Orlando, Fla., was unsealed April 21, 2016, in Orlando U.S. District Court, charging her with committing...
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Mass. Man Pleads Guilty to Exporting Firearms
David Maricola of Southbridge, Mass., pleaded guilty April 7, 2016, in Worcester U.S. District Court to 32 counts of conspiracy, illegally...
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Russian National Pleads Guilty to Bribing European Bank Official
A man who is a Russian national, naturalized German citizen and permanent resident of the U.S. pleaded guilty to bribing an official of the...
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Singapore Citizen Extradited to Face Export Charges
More than two and a half years after his co-defendants were sentenced to multi-year prison terms, a Singaporean man was extradited from Indonesia...
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UK Resident Changes Plea on Charges of Exports to Syria
A dual citizen of the United Kingdom (UK) and Syria entered a plea agreement April 21, 2016, on charges of conspiracy to export laboratory...
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Export Controls

Export Agencies to Issue Partial List of Definitions
Still reeling from unexpected public response to its previous proposals, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of...
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Industry Finally Sees Clarity in Night-Vision Rules
In comparison to the thousands of pages it had to wade through last year, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of...
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Night-Vision Rules Will Test Election-Year Deadline
Final rules on transfers of products from U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XII (night vision) likely will not be ready until late summer or...
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Reform's Effects Seen in Diverse Export Statistics
The effects of export control reform can be seen in more than simply the number of products moved from State's Directorate of Defense Trade...
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Trade Sanctions

Carnival Cruises Sail to Cuba, After All
All it takes is a little pressure in the right places. In a change of course, the Cuban government allowed Cuban-born passengers to come and go by...
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Policy Briefs

Administration, Industry Push for Full Ex-Im Board
With a hard-fought four-year reauthorization in hand, the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank still needs one more board member to authorize...
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Appeals Court Sends Fokker Settlement Back to District Judge
In a decision that prosecutors and industry alike could love, a panel of appellate court judges rejected the argument that judges have the...
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EU Regulators Still Have Concerns on Privacy Shield
Despite another less than glowing opinion by European Data Protection Authorities (DPAs), European Union (EU) officials still are pushing to...
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Future Looks Bright for Defense Exports, Report Says
While U.S. defense exports declined in 2015 and commercial aerospace exports grew, the outlook for 2016 flips those numbers sideways, according to...
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Justice Launches Pilot to Get More FCPA Disclosures
In an effort to get more companies to voluntarily self-disclose conduct potentially violating Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), Justice April...
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ZTE Admits More Export Charges Could be Coming
While Chinese telecommunications firm ZTE got a temporary reprieve from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), more charges could be imminent...
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End Notes

END NOTES
HELP WANTED : State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is hiring attorney, as advertised on its website April 22, 2016. Agency is...
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Opportunities and Risks
from New Cuba Rules

Audio-Conference Briefing
Tuesday June 7, 2016

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