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.

May 2019

Features

Space Industry Asks for Streamlined Export Controls
In response to a request for comments on ways to streamline export controls, the space industry urged that many items in commercial use be moved to Commerce jurisdiction, or even be eligible for license exceptions where possible.
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Focus on Enforcement

Banks Pay Over $1 Billion to Settle Sanctions Charges
Three UniCredit Group banks - Italian UniCredit S.p.A. and its subsidiaries, UniCredit Bank AG in Germany and UniCredit Bank Austria AG -- agreed...
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Costa Rican Citizen Pleads Guilty to Export Violations
Oben Cabalceta, a business owner in Atco, N.J., pleaded guilty April 23, 2019, in Camden U.S. District Court to wire fraud and conspiracy to...
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Micronesian Transport Official Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme
A government official of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) pleaded guilty April 2, 2019, to conspiracy to commit money laundering in a...
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N.J. Firm Settles OFAC Ukraine Sanctions Charges
N.J.-based Haverly Systems, Inc., agreed April 25, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a $75,375 civil penalty to...
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Standard Chartered Pays $1.1 Billion for Sanctions Violations
Some people pay a high price to learn. Under a global settlement with federal, state, local and United Kingdom (UK) government partners, UK-based...
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Thai National Sent to Prison for Illegal Firearm Exports
Thai national Apichart Srivaranon was sentenced April 12, 2019, in D.C. U.S. District Court to 26 months in prison for exporting U.S. Munitions...
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UK Firm Settles OFAC Cuba, Iran Sanctions Charges
In yet another case that highlights the importance of ensuring subsidiaries are complying with sanctions obligations, United Kingdom-based subsea...
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Export Controls

State Expands ITAR Government Export License Exemption
It's about time. Four years after proposing changes to the licensing exemption for transfers made "by or for" an agency of the U.S. government,...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Halts Iranian Oil Sanctions Waivers
Six months after granting waivers, and almost a year after withdrawing from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or the Iran nuclear...
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OFAC Sanctions Venezuelan Officials, Shipping Companies
In its continued effort to sanction "illegitimate" Venezuelan government officials and companies operating in the country's financial and oil...
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U.S. Allies Denounce Cuba Policy Changes
What was given can be taken away. After more than 20 years of suspending Helms-Burton provisions on the ability of U.S. citizens to regain...
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Policy Briefs

Trump Nominates Nikakhtar to Be BIS Under Secretary
As previously rumored, the president April 11, 2019, formally nominated Commerce Assistant Secretary for Industry and Analysis Nazak Nikakhtar to...
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U.S. to Withdraw from Another Arms Trade Treaty
In what has become an ongoing disengagement of international agreements, the U.S. will "un-sign" the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty, which...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NOMINATION : Senate April 30 confirmed R. Clarke Cooper to be assistant secretary of State for political-military affairs in 90-8 vote. Senate...
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