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.

June 2017

Features

A Suggestion for Expanding Validated End-User Program
BIS team leader Scott Hubinger recommends adding four more countries -- Malaysia, Saudi Arabia, Singapore and Taiwan -- as eligible destinations under the Validated End-User (VEU) program.
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Focus on Enforcement

African "Fixer" Sent to Prison on Foreign Bribery Charges
The son of the former Gabon prime minister was sentenced to 24 months in prison for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by...
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Calif. Man Pleads Guilty to Selling Satellite Data
Gregory Allen Justice, of Culver City, Calif., pleaded guilty May 22, 2017, in Los Angeles U.S. District Court to charges of economic espionage and...
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Chinese National Indicted on Export Charges
A Chinese national living in Pomona, Calif., was arrested May 23, 2017, on 14 charges of conspiring to procure and illegally export sensitive space...
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Czech, Slovak Nationals Charged with Illegal Exports
A Czech national and a former member of the Slovakian Military Special Forces were indicted on charges of violating the Arms Export Control Act by...
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Miami Police Officer Charged with Smuggling Firearms
Miami-Dade Police Officer Michael Freshko was charged May 16, 2017, in Miami U.S. District Court with smuggling six firearms from Miami...
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N.H. Man Gets Time Served for Firearms Smuggling
Feky Sumual, a naturalized U.S. citizen who lived in Dover, N.H., was sentenced May 2, 2017, in Concord, N.H., U.S. District Court to time served...
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N.J. Man Sentenced to Prison for Illegal Firearms Exports
Abelardo Delmundo of Toms River, N.J., was sentenced May 22, 2017, in Camden, N.J., U.S. District Court to six months in prison followed by three...
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Pa. Man Indicted on Charges of Exporting Riflescopes
A Pennsylvania man was indicted on charges of attempting to export two riflescopes to Russia in 2016 without Commerce licenses. Mark Komoroski of...
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Seven Charged with Theft of Dual-Use Trade Secrets
Seven people, including four U.S. citizens, a Canadian and two Chinese nationals, were charged May 24, 2017, in D.C. U.S. District Court with...
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Export Controls

Lawmakers Urge Completion of Export Control Reform
While the export control reform (ECR) initiative may not be on the radar of the current administration, almost a third of lawmakers in both houses...
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Trade Sanctions

Iran Sanctions Bill Moves Through Senate Committee
The Senate Foreign Relations Committee May 25, 2017, passed the most sweeping Iran sanctions since the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)...
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Sudan Looks to Boost Export Value of Crucial Raw Materials
Sudan aims to move up the value chain in the production and export of a raw material crucial to many U.S. industries as international trade with...
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Exporting from Europe

Trade Compliance Due Diligence in the UK
By David Hayes * "I suppose it is tempting, if the only tool you have is a hammer, to treat everything as if it were a nail." -- Abraham...
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Policy Briefs

Appeals Court Remands OFAC Sanctions Enforcement Case
In a case that could force enforcement agencies to be more diligent in proving a company had "reason to know" about potential reexports, the D.C....
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BIS Nominees Move Closer to Senate Confirmation
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) took a step closer to filling out its leadership team May 23, 2017, when the Senate Banking Committee...
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Budget Request Highlights Trade Enforcement
The administration's fiscal year (FY) 2018 budget request released May 23, 2017, talks highly of enforcing trade laws and putting its money where...
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Dems Vote Against Treasury Nominee over Russia Probe
True to their word, several Democrats on the Senate Banking Committee May 23, 2017, voted against Treasury under secretary for terrorism and...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NORTH KOREA : Reps. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.) and Joe Wilson (R-S.C.) May 25, 2017, introduced bipartisan North Korea Travel Control Act (H.R. 2732),...
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