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.

September 2016

Features

New BIS Export Penalty Guidance Rewards Cooperation, Disclosures
In its recently revised guidance on administrative enforcement penalties, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) formalized its previous informal policies on rewarding "exceptional cooperation" and other mitigating factors, according to a former BIS special agent and a fellow Gardere attorney.
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Focus on Enforcement

Another Pharmaceutical Firm Settles SEC Bribery Charges
In what seems to be an industry pattern, UK-based biopharmaceutical company AstraZeneca (AZN) Aug. 30, 2016, agreed to pay the Securities and...
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Boeing Subsidiary Settles BIS Export Charge
Spectrolab, a solar cell manufacturer and subsidiary of Boeing, agreed Aug. 22, 2016 to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $90,000 civil...
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Former BIS Official Indicted for Bribery
After the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) was hacked in 2006, the agency had to replace most of its computers and migrate employees' old data...
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Four Ex-Sabre Employees Sentenced for Illegal Exports
Four former employees of Sabre Defense Industries, LLC (SDI-US), the now-defunct subsidiary of United Kingdom's (UK) Sabre Defense Industries, Ltd....
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Houston Firm Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Houston-based document processing firm Red Hot Document Company (RHDC) International, LLC agreed Aug. 11, 2016, to pay Bureau of Industry and...
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Illinois Man Indicted for Defrauding Ex-Im Bank
Luyi Victor Ogebor, aka Victor Luyi Ogebor and Luyi Victor Ogbebor, owner of Aegis Trading and Shipping Company of Oakbrook, Ill. was indicted Aug....
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Israeli Faces Extradition for Arms Exports to Iran
Israel's Supreme Court ordered the extradition of an Israeli man wanted in the U.S. for illegally selling arms to Iran. Eliyahu "Eli" Cohen's final...
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Key Energy Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Houston-based Key Energy Services agreed Aug. 11, 2016, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $5 million in disgorgement to settle...
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Mass. Man Sent to Prison for Exporting Firearms
David Maricola of Southbridge, Mass., was sentenced Aug. 24, 2016, in Worcester U.S. District Court to 33 months in prison for shipping hundreds of...
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N.C. Firm, Owner Agree to BIS Export Denial Order
Walter Anders and Terand, Inc. of Huntersville, N.C., agreed Aug. 15, 2016, to an eight-year export denial order to settle eight Bureau of Industry...
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S.F. Company, Owner Plead Guilty to Illegal Shipments
A Russian national and naturalized U.S. citizen and his company pleaded guilty to shipping electronic components, including Xilinx field...
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San Diego Woman Sent to Prison for Illegal Exports
Wenxia Man, a naturalized U.S. citizen and San Diego resident, was sentenced Aug. 19, 2016, in Ft. Lauderdale, Fla., U.S. District Court to 50...
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Export Controls

BIS Adds Tritium Production Targets to "Holding" ECCNs
In the Federal Register Aug. 8, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added certain targets "specially designed" for the production of...
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BIS Amends AES to Decrement Shipment Value
For once, a government agency is accurate in its forecast of major feature development. The Census Bureau Aug. 10, 2016, announced that the...
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BIS Proposes Extending Temporary Exports to Mexico
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) listened to industry complaints that time limits under its License Exception Temporary (TMP) are not in sync...
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Congress Joins ITAR Fight Over Gunsmith Registration
Republicans in both houses of Congress urged State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) to reconsider its guidance on whether gunsmithing...
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DDTC Updates Guidelines for Preparing TAAs, MLAs
Now that State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has issued some new definitions for its export regulations, the agency has work to do...
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Export Agencies Issue Single Destination Control Statement
In their latest step in the export control reform effort, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls...
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Trade Sanctions

Mobile Phone Firms Vie for Cuba Travelers
Can you hear me now? Even while travel to Cuba is still limited to specific categories of authorized visitors, the major U.S. wireless phone...
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Treasury Hopes to Dispel Myths of Foreign Customers
Hoping to dispel certain myths on U.S expectations surrounding anti-money laundering (AML) and countering the financing of terrorism (CFT) regime,...
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Exporting from Europe

More on the EU Dual-Use Review
By David Hayes * Bureaucracies are inherently antidemocratic. Bureaucrats derive their power from their position in the structure, not from...
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Policy Briefs

U.S., India Reiterate Support After Strategic Dialogue
While there were few specifics, U.S. and Indian ministers were full of smiles and praise after the Second India-U.S. Strategic and Commercial...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ZTE: BIS Aug. 19, 2016, again extended temporary general license for exports, reexports and transfers (in-country) to two entities (ZTE...
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