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 2017

Features

Cooks in the Kitchen: How the Sanctions Get Made
U.S. and overseas businesses and financial institutions, acting in good faith, may find themselves trying to interpret conflicting rules or guidance on trade sanctions, which are complicated by design.
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Focus on Enforcement

ExxonMobil Challenges $2 Million OFAC Penalty
Citing administration guidance and prior Supreme Court rulings, ExxonMobil July 20, 2017, challenged a $2 million civil penalty Treasury's Office...
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Former Telecom Exec Pleads Guilty to FCPA Charge
In the latest in a long string of guilty pleas and convictions stretching back more than eight years, Amadeus Richers, the former director of...
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Halliburton Pays $29 Million to Settle SEC Bribery Charges
Houston-based oil company Halliburton agreed July 27, 2017, to pay Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $29.2 million in disgorgement,...
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Iranian Nationals Indicted on Software Export Charges
An indictment against two Iranian nationals was unsealed July 17, 2017, in Burlington, Vt. U.S. District Court on charges of hacking Arrow Tech...
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Macau Developer Convicted of Bribing Ambassadors
A federal jury convicted a billionaire Macau developer of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) by bribing Antiguan and Dominican...
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New Zealand Man Sentenced for Attempted Exports
A New Zealand resident was sentenced to two years in prison for attempting to export Q-flex accelerometers and quartz sensors to China without...
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Pa. Exporter Settles BIS Charge of Shipping Equipment to Syria
A Pennsylvania business owner got another slap on the wrist for his role in a conspiracy to export laboratory equipment, a portable gas scanner,...
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Pa. Man Sent to Prison for Bribing European Bank Official
A naturalized German citizen who is now a U.S. permanent resident was sentenced to five years in prison for bribing an official of the European...
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Portuguese Citizen Pleads Guilty to Iran Exports
Joao Pereira da Fonseca, a Portuguese citizen, pleaded guilty July 17, 2017, in D.C. U.S. District Court to conspiring to export goods and...
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Singapore Telecom Provider Settles Iran Sanctions Charges
CSE TransTel, a wholly owned subsidiary of international technology group CSE Global Limited, both of which are located in Singapore, has agreed to...
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Export Controls

BIS Updates Controls on Missile Technology
In the Federal Register July 7, 2017, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule implementing changes agreed at two 2016...
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Trade Sanctions

Siemens Halts Deliveries over Russia Sanctions Violations
Responding to media reports that Siemens turbines made their way to Crimea in violation of European sanctions, Siemens AG announced it has taken...
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State Certifies Iran's Compliance with Nuclear Deal, for Now
The administration continues to review U.S. policy toward Iran, but in the meantime it certified to Congress July 17, 2017 -- almost the second...
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Unified Congress Sends Sanctions Bill to White House
With two overwhelming, bipartisan, veto-proof votes, the two houses of Congress sent the president a strong message and a sanctions bill targeting...
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Exporting from Europe

The Unintended Consequences of Law
By David Hayes * If you really want to improve technology, if you want things to work better and be better, you've got to protect the person...
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Policy Briefs

BIS Nominee Ashooh Moves Step Forward
After the Senate Banking Committee approved the nomination of Richard Ashooh to be Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) assistant secretary, he...
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Industry Opposition to Ex-Im Nominee Grows
And then there was one. As another board member's term expires, leaving the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) with only one standing, industry opposition...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SUDAN : One day before deadline, White House July 11, 2017, extended review period by three months for revocation of Sudan sanctions (EO 13761)...
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