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.

April 2019

Features

President Reverses North Korea Sanctions... Maybe
U.S. companies look to government for certainty and clarity, but recent moves by this administration on North Korea might give them pause.
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Focus on Enforcement

Australian National Sent to Prison in Iran Export Plot
Australian national David Levick was sentenced March 21, 2019, in D.C. U.S. District Court to 24 months in prison for illegally exporting goods,...
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German Medical Firm Pays $231 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
German medical device manufacturer Fresenius Medical Care (FMC) agreed March 29, 2019, to pay more than $231 million to settle parallel Securities...
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Hong Kong NGO Head Sent to Prison for Violating FCPA
The head of a Hong Kong non-governmental organization was sentenced to 36 months in prison and a $400,000 fine for participating in a multiyear,...
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Russian National Indicted for Illegal Dual-Use Exports
An indictment against Russian national Valery Kosmachov was unsealed March 20, 2019, in San Francisco U.S. District Court on 52 charges of...
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Russian Telecom Firm Pays $850 Million to Settle FCPA Violations
In the third such case involving a scheme to pay bribes in Uzbekistan to win business, Russian telecommunications provider Mobile TeleSystems PJSC...
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Tool Company Settles OFAC Iran Sanctions Charges
Stanley Black & Decker of New Britain, Conn., and its Chinese subsidiary Jiangsu Guoqiang Tools (GQ) agreed March 27, 2019, to pay Treasury's...
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Export Controls

Agencies Request Comments on Launch Vehicles, Satellites
Consistent with the Space Policy Directive that the president signed in May 2018, State and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) March 8,...
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Trade Sanctions

OFAC Adds Sanctions on Venezuelan Bank, Mining
In response to ongoing political turmoil in Venezuela, OFAC March 22, 2019, expanded the scope of sanctions against the country to include the...
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Exporting from Europe

WMD; JCPOA; SPV; OMG; LOL
By David Hayes * "Divide and rule, the politician cries; Unite and lead, is watchword of the wise." -- Johann Wolfgang von Goethe By way...
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Policy Briefs

USML Firearms Transfers Get Their Day in Congress
Despite a Senate hold and opposition from human rights groups, the transfers of firearms and ammunition from U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SYRIA : OFAC, State and Coast Guard March 25, 2019, updated previous advisory to alert persons to "significant U.S. sanctions risks for parties...
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