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.

June 2019

Features

Addition of Huawei to Entity List Ignites Trade Fire
Sparking a sense of deja vu, as well as more uncertainty to an already fraught trade relationship, the Bureau of Industry and Security added Huawei and 68 non-U.S. affiliates to its Entity List, effectively blocking all exports to the company.
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Focus on Enforcement

Chicago Man Gets Time Served for Illegal Firearm Exports
Patrick Germain of Evanston, Ill., was sentenced May 16, 2019, in Chicago U.S. District Court to time served for attempting to illegally export 16...
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Hawaii Man Sent to Prison for FCPA Conspiracy
Frank Lyon, owner of a Honolulu engineering and consulting company, was sentenced May 13, 2019, in Hawaii U.S. District Court to 30 months in...
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Iranian Nationals Plead Guilty to Illegal Device Exports
Three Iranian nationals who live in Northern California pleaded guilty May 17, 2019, in San Francisco U.S. District Court to illegally exporting...
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N.J. Man Admits to Exporting Firearm Parts to Ukraine
Gene Shilman of Edison, N.J., pleaded guilty May 22, 2019, in Newark U.S. District Court to exporting controlled firearm components and parts,...
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N.Y. Shipping Firm Settles OFAC Sanctions Charges
MID-SHIP Group LLC, a shipping and logistics company in Port Washington, N.Y., agreed May 2, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...
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OFAC Slaps State Street Bank with Finding of Violation
It helps to cooperate. State Street Bank and Trust Co. (SSBT) May 28, 2019, received a Finding of Violation with no civil penalty attached from...
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One More Guilty Plea in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen who controlled multiple U.S. and Panama-based energy companies pleaded guilty to paying $629,000 in bribes to a...
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Plumbing Firm Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Zurn Industries agreed May 20, 2019, to pay a $54,000 civil penalty to settle 27 charges of violating Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Telefonica Brasil Pays $4 Million to Settle SEC Bribery Charges
Brazilian telecommunications company TelefĂ´nica Brasil S.A. agreed May 9, 2019, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) $4.125 million...
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Export Controls

BIS Implements Some Wassenaar List Changes
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) May 23, 2019, picked low-hanging fruit and implemented some of the changes made at the Wassenaar...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Targets Iranian Metal Sectors
On the first anniversary of the administration's decision to withdraw from the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) or Iran nuclear deal, the...
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Policy Briefs

Ex-Im Should Review Other Government Data, GAO Says
Now that the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is back to full functionality, guidance and recommendations on best practices are welcomed. To celebrate,...
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OFAC, Justice Tackle Corporate Compliance
In an attempt to preempt common compliance violations, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) May 2, 2019, published a "Framework for...
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Returned to Quorum, Ex-Im Board Gets to Work
After all this time, let's hope they served breakfast. At its first meeting since July 2015, the newly confirmed Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank board...
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End Notes

END NOTES
VENEZUELA : In Federal Register May 24, 2019, BIS moved Venezuela to EAR Country Group D:1, countries of national security concern, from more...
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