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.

August 2015

Features

State's Compliance Chief Discusses Hiring, Enforcement in Interview
In part two of exclusive interview with The Export Practitioner, DDTC compliance chief Sue Gainor discusses export control reform, voluntary disclosures, increase in hiring for her office and her department's relationship with law enforcement.
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Focus on Enforcement

Boston-Area Web Firm Settles OFAC Charges of Violating Iran Sanctions
Blue Robin, Inc., a web development firm in Waltham, Mass., agreed July 29, 2015, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) an...
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European Deported After Serving Sentence for Illegal Exports to Malaysia
A Belgian man was deported to Brussels July 7, 2015, after serving a 27-month prison sentence for violating the International Emergency Economic...
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Family of Miami Exporters Indicted for Scheme to Defraud Ex-Im Bank
A Miami-area exporter who was previously sentenced to probation for similar crimes was indicted with his daughter and son-in law for a...
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Florida Meat Exporter Arrested on Ex-Im Bank Fraud Charges
Carlos Hernan Del Valle of Weston, Fla., owner of Lion Trading Corporation (LTC), a meat exporting firm, was arrested July 20, 2015, on the charge...
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Iranian Company Pleads Guilty to Exporting Machinery to Iran Without License
The Iranian partner in a conspiracy to evade export licensing requirements pleaded guilty in Harrisburg, Pa., U.S. District Court July 24, 2014....
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Louis Berger Pays $17 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Louis Berger International Inc. (LBI), the N.J.-based international construction management company, agreed to pay a $17.1 million criminal penalty...
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Md. Pizza Shop Owner Sentenced to Prison for Exporting Rifles to Pakistan
The owner of a pizza shop in Upper Marlboro, Md., was sentenced to prison for exporting semi-automatic rifles, parts and accessories, including...
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Mead Johnson Settles FCPA Charges of Bribing Health Professionals in China
Four years after first learning about possible violations, Mead Johnson Nutrition Company, a global supplier of baby formula, agreed July 28, 2015,...
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Registered Nurse Gets Five Years in Prison for Illegal Firearms Exports
Edwin N. Makasiar, a registered nurse and Philippine citizen in Lombard, Ill., was sentenced June 30, 2015, in Chicago U.S. District court to five...
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St. Louis Firm Pays BIS Civil Penalty for Shipping Valves Without Licenses
Envirotech Pump Systems of St. Louis, a division of Weir Minerals, agreed July 23, 2015, to pay a $500,000 civil penalty to settle 32 Bureau of...
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Tulsa Steel Company Settles Charges of Violating U.S. Sanctions
A steel supplier in Tulsa, Okla., agreed to pay $214,000 to settle charges by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) that it violated...
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Inside BIS

BIS Drops Cuba from EAR Terrorism Controls, Keeps Trade Embargo in Place
As the Cuban flag was being raised at Cuba's new embassy in Washington, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) posted changes to the Export...
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Policy Briefs

Congress Left Town Without Renewing Now-Lapsed Charter of Ex-Im Bank
The worst fears of Export-Import Bank supporters were realized July 30, 2015, as the Senate bowed to the House and approved a three-month extension...
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EU Wants Public Comments on Next Steps Toward Export Control Reform
The European Union (EU) took the next step toward export control reform July 15, 2015, with a European Commission call for public comments for...
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Former Officials Push for U.S.-Japan Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty
As President Obama continues his "pivot" to Asia, former officials from both Democratic and Republican administrations are advocating for the...
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Handelman Returns to Defense, Dearth to Be Acting DDTC Chief
Ken Handelman has left his post as deputy assistant secretary (DAS) of State for defense trade controls and returned to the Defense Department...
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Iran Deal Could Lift Some U.S. Sanctions but Leave Many Others in Place
U.S. exporters and investors may have to sit and watch European competitors take advantage of the deal reached July 14, 2015, to lift sanctions on...
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OFAC Designates More Individuals, Companies in Russia, Ukraine
Following similar action by the European Union (EU) and Canada, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) July 30, 2015, designated 25...
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Push for Lifting Oil Export Ban Gets Support from House Speaker Boehner
The push for legislation to repeal the U.S. ban on crude oil exports got a significant boost July 29, 2015, when House Speaker John Boehner's...
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WTO Deal Will Cut Tariffs on Information Technology Goods to Zero
The full impact of the agreement adopted July 24, 2015, on the expansion of the World Trade Organization's (WTO) Information Technology Agreement...
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Regulatory Briefs

BIS Clarifies, Corrects New Satellite Controls in Response to Comments
When Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) officials issued an interim final rule moving commercial satellites to the Commerce Control List (CCL)...
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BIS May Be Limited in Changing Cybersecurity Rule, Officials Say
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) may be limited in how it can respond to widespread criticism it has received in comments on its proposed...
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Harmonized Destination Control Statements Need More Work, Industry Says
Manufacturers and shipping companies praised the effort of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade...
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Industry Still Can't See Bright Line in Agencies' Night-Vision Proposals
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) officials will need lots of coffee and their reading glasses...
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Thousands of Gun Owners Open Fire on Proposed "Public Domain" Definition
As the deadline for comments on a proposal to harmonize export control definitions nears, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ENTITY LIST : In Federal Register July 28, 2015, BIS added ten persons in China and South Korea to Entity List for "acting contrary to the...
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