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 2017

Features

BIS Implements 2016 Wassenaar List Changes
Bureau of Industry and Security implemented dozens of control list changes to performance thresholds for computers, lasers and other items from the most recent Wassenaar Arrangement plenary, and threw in other changes to license exceptions just for good measure.
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Focus on Enforcement

California Man Arrested on Syria Export Charges
A Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen was arrested Aug. 1, 2017, on charges of illegally exporting day-and night-vision rifle scopes, laser...
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Carrier Affiliate Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Carrier Saudi Services Company Ltd. (CSSC) of Riyadh, Saudi Arabia, agreed Aug. 22, 2017, to pay $12,000 to settle four violations of Bureau of...
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Chinese National Sentenced for Attempted Carbon Fiber Export
Chinese national was sentenced to three years in prison in connection with a scheme to illegally export Toray type M60JB-3000-50B carbon fiber to...
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Firm Settles BIS Charge of Exporting to Indian Entity
Cryofab, Inc., of Kenilworth, N.J. agreed Aug. 18, 2017, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $35,000 civil penalty to settle two charges...
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Former Miami Police Officer Sent to Prison for Smuggling Firearms
Former Miami-Dade Police Officer Michael Freshko was sentenced Aug. 25, 2017, in Miami U.S. District Court to four years in prison for smuggling...
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L.A. Freight Forwarder Settles OFAC Iran Export Charges
A Los Angeles freight forwarder agreed Aug. 17, 2017 to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $518,063 to settle 140 charges of...
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Logistics Firm Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
CH Robinson Freight Services, Ltd (CHR) of Indianapolis agreed Aug. 24, 2017 to pay $37,000 to settle 17 violations of Bureau of Industry and...
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Phoenix Firm Pays OFAC for Violating Iran Sanctions
In a case that involves no actual shipments of goods or technology, Phoenix-based risk management firm IPSA International Services, Inc. (IPSA)...
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Retired U.S. Army Colonel Faces Bribery Charges
Retired U.S. Army colonel Joseph Baptiste of Fulton, Md., was arrested and charged Aug. 29, 2017, in Boston U.S. District Court with conspiracy to...
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Singapore Firm Settles OFAC Charges of Iran Exports
A Singaporean oilfield services firm agreed Aug. 24, 2017, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $415,350 for violating Iran...
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Texas Man Pleads Guilty to Illegal Electronic Exports
Peter Zuccarelli of Plano, Texas, owner of American Coating Technologies, pleaded guilty Aug. 3. 2017, in Sherman, Texas, U.S. District Court to...
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Texas Man Sent to Prison for Smuggling Guns to Indonesia
Audi N. Sumilat of El Paso, Texas, was sentenced Aug. 25, 2017, in Concord, N.H., U.S. District Court to 18 months in prison for his role in...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Tightens Sanctions on Venezuela
In response to the election of an "illegitimate" Constituent Assembly and other crackdowns, the Trump administration Aug. 24, 2017, took aim at...
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OFAC Adds Chinese, Russian Entities to North Korean Sanctions
In response to continued advancement of North Korea's nuclear and ballistic missile programs, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
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Policy Briefs

DDTC Faces Shortage of Permanent Office Directors
The staff shortage in almost every department of the administration came into clear focus Aug. 28 with the announced departure of Ed Peartree as...
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Ex-Im Slow in Making Dual-Use Determinations, GAO Says
While the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is generally monitoring dual-use exports on whether they comply with bank policies, it makes those...
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End Notes

END NOTES
CUBA : Senate Finance Committee Ranking Member Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), Aug. 1, 2017, introduced U.S.-Cuba Trade Act of 2017 (S. 1699) to establish...
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