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March 2015

Features

New U.S. Drone Policy Will Expand Market for U.S. Exporters
The State Department's announcement of a new U.S. export policy for drones should open the way for a significant increase in U.S. exports of these vehicles but may leave producers still confused about what they can export and where.
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Focus on Enforcement

Company, Owner Indicted for Illegal Import, Export of Military Parts to China
An Illinois company, its owner and an employee were indicted in Chicago U.S. District Court on charges of violating Arms Export Control Act (AECA)....
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Conn. Man Pleads Guilty to Attempted Export of Stolen F-35 Technical Data to Iran
A Connecticut man who was initially charged with the interstate transfer of stolen property last July has now pleaded guilty to guilty to violating...
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Goodyear Settles FCPA Charges with SEC Based on Tips Firm Received on Ethics Hotline
A tip Goodyear Tire & Rubber received on its company ethics hotline led it to submit a voluntary disclosure to the Securities and Exchange...
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Japanese Man Sentenced for Attempting to Export Military Radios to Japan
Iteru Masui, a Japanese national, was sentenced Jan. 28, 2015, in Rochester N.Y. District Court to 30 months in prison plus two years' supervised...
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Md. Man Appeals Prison Sentence for Exporting Industrial Products to Iran
A Maryland man who won't take no for an answer is again appealing his prison sentence for exporting manufactured industrial products and services...
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Mexican Business Owner Indicted for $5 Million Ex-Im Bank Fraud Scheme
An indictment against a Mexican business owner on charges of conspiracy to commit wire fraud was unsealed in Miami U.S. District Court Feb. 25,...
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Texas Man Sentenced for Illegal Export of USML Night-Vision Devices
A Texas business owner was sentenced Feb. 9, 2015, to 18 months in prison for the illegal export of a night-vision device without a State license....
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Inside BIS

BIS Budget Would Build Higher Fence Around More Dual-Use Goods
When the Obama administration launched the export control reform initiative in 2010, it promised to put a "higher fence around a smaller yard."...
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BIS Finds Dual-Use Etching Equipment Is Available in China, Proposes Decontrol
Ask and you shall receive. In response to claims from the Semiconductor Equipment and Materials International (SEMI) industry association, the...
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BIS Pressures Exporters to Stop Seeking Licenses for STA-Eligible Exports
Firms that apply for licenses for exports that are eligible for License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) may begin to face delays in...
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DDTC License Load Dropping Faster Than BIS' Is Increasing for 600-Series Items on CCL
As a result of export control reform (ECR), the number of license applications submitted to State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is...
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Policy Briefs

Bill to Lift Cuba Embargo Introduced in Senate as Opposition Remains Strong
A clash between trade sanction hawks and doves is shaping up over President Obama's call for ending the trade embargo on Cuba. As several members...
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EU Adds Ukraine-Related Sanctions as U.S. Warns of More Actions If Truce Violated
If anyone was confused about U.S. and European Union (EU) policies on Russia's invasion of Ukraine, recent actions haven't clarified those goals....
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Fokker Appeals District Court Decision Rejecting DPA Settlement with Justice
Two weeks after a federal judge rejected Fokker Service's deferred prosecution agreement (DPA) with Justice on charges of exporting aircraft parts...
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Justice Informs Court on New Freedom of Information Law for Export Licensing Data
Justice attorneys hope to put to rest a lawsuit seeking release of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) licensing information because of the lapse...
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UMass Reverses Ban on Iranian Students in Science, Engineering Programs
Export controls, especially on deemed exports and trade sanctions, have long confused and troubled university admissions offices, faculty and...
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Regulatory Briefs

Agencies Look Past Export Control Reform Effort to Continuous List Review
With the publication of "anniversary rules" March 2, 2015, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls...
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BIS, OFAC Open License Exception for Communication Device Exports to Sudan
The Obama administration Feb. 18, 2015, took steps to increase the free flow of communications to Sudan, adopting export licensing policies that...
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Census Moves Toward Single Export/Import Window, Notifies Users to Watch for Changes
Census will open its International Trade Data System (ITDS) "single window" to trade "sometime in summer," Sean Kline of the bureau's Trade...
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Three Years Later, DOE Issues Final Updates to Nuclear Export Rules
Three years after first proposing the changes, the Department of Energy (DOE) issued the first comprehensive updating of regulations concerning...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ISIS : United Nations unanimously adopted Resolution 2199 (2015) Feb. 12, 2015, condemning any trade with Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant...
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