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.

January 2018

Features

DDTC Faces Staff Shortage, Reduced Export Licenses
Facing a 55 percent drop in licenses due to export control reform, a hiring freeze, and now senior staff retirements, DDTC reorganized its offices and named a new acting chief.
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Focus on Enforcement

Civilian Sent to Prison for Illegal Exports of Army Equipment
A civilian and three Army soldiers were sentenced Dec. 5, 2017, in Nashville U.S. District Court for their roles in a scheme to steal more than $1...
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Defense Contractor Admits Buy American Non-Compliance
A St. Louis-based defense contractor admitted to using optical materials from China in weapons sights manufactured under Defense Department...
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Dental Manufacturer Settles OFAC Iran Sanction Charges
Dentsply Sirona Inc. (DSI), a manufacturer of professional dental products and technologies and successor in interest to Dentsply International...
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Former Embraer Sales Executive Pleads Guilty to FCPA Charges
A former Embraer sales executive pleaded guilty to charges related to a scheme to bribe a high-level Saudi government official in exchange for...
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Iranian National, UAE Firm Face 12-Year BIS Denial Order
Iranian national Saeid Yahya Charkhian and Caspian Industrial Machinery Supply LLC, a trading company in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), agreed...
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Italian National Pleads Guilty to Exporting USML Articles
An Italian national and member of the Italian armed services pleaded guilty to illegally exporting night-vision goggles and assault rifle...
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Miami Exporters Sentenced for Shipping Aircraft Parts to Syria
Three Miami area residents, all employees of export company AW-Tronics, were sentenced Dec. 19, 2017, in Miami U.S. District Court for their roles...
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Singapore Firm Pays $422 Million to Settle Global Bribery Charges
Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM), a Singapore-based company that operates shipyards and repairs and upgrades shipping vessels, and its...
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Turkish Citizen Extradited for Smuggling Products to Iran
A Turkish citizen was arrested and extradited to face charges of conspiring to defraud the U.S. and to smuggle U.S.-made marine products, including...
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Export Controls

Wassenaar Welcomes India, Agrees to Cyber Carve-Out
The Wassenaar Arrangement's (WA) annual updating of its control lists Dec. 6-7, 2017, included dozens of changes to performance thresholds for...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Tackles Human Rights Abuses, Corruption
In the first action under the Global Magnitsky Human Rights Accountability Act (S. 284), President Trump, via executive order Dec. 21, 2017,...
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Agencies Take Range of Actions Against Russia
Almost two weeks after announcing it was pursuing sanctions against Moscow for violating the Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces [INF] Treaty, Bureau...
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Policy Briefs

BIS Will Continue Reform Effort, Tackle China
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will continue the export control reform effort started by the previous administration, but currently spends...
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Industry Suggests Definitions of Routed Export Transactions
In its quest to cut through industry confusion over routed export transactions (RETs), Census perhaps invited even more. The bureau received 44...
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Two Republicans Block Ex-Im Bank Nominee
Bowing to industry criticism, the Senate Banking Committee Dec. 19, 2017, rejected the administration's nominee to lead the Export-Import Bank...
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End Notes

END NOTES
AES : BIS is working on adding "multi-dimensional edit" to Automated Export System (AES), which would consider three data points -- license type,...
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