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.

July 2017

Features

Congress, Administration Debate Future Russian Sanctions
U.S. and multinational firms doing business in Russia would be hard-pressed to find certainty in the current sanctions environment with respect to...
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Focus on Enforcement

American Honda Pays OFAC to Settle Cuba Charges
In a strange case of legal limbo, American Honda Finance Corporation (AHFC) agreed June 8, 2017, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control...
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Calif. Man Settles BIS Charge of Iran Export
Hassan Zafari of Brentwood, Calif., agreed June 27, 2017, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) $52,500 to settle one charge of facilitating...
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Calif. Woman Sent to Prison on Ammo Export Charges
Marlou Mendoza of Long Beach, Calif., was sentenced June 15, 2017, in Los Angeles U.S. District Court to two years in prison for failing to provide...
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Camera Manufacturer Settles Charge of Unlicensed Exports
Axis Communications, Inc. of Chelmsford, Mass., the U.S. subsidiary of Swedish manufacturer Axis Communications AB, agreed June 9, 2017, to pay...
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Conn. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Export Charge
Imran Khan of North Haven, Conn., pleaded guilty June 1, 2017, in New Haven U.S. District Court to one charge of exporting an Ortec Alpha Duo...
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Former BIS Official Found Guilty on Bribery Charges
A federal jury in Alexandria, Va., U.S. District Court June 15, 2017, convicted former Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) official Raushi J....
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Insurer AIG Pays to Settle OFAC Sanctions Charges
Giant insurer American International Group, Inc. (AIG) in New York agreed June 26, 2017, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
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Miami Police Officer Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Firearms
As expected, Miami-Dade Police Officer Michael Freshko pleaded guilty June 12, 2017, in Miami U.S. District Court to smuggling six firearms from...
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Middleman Pleads Guilty in Real Estate Bribery Scheme
Malcolm Harris pleaded guilty June 21, 2017, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to wire fraud and money laundering charges for his role in a scheme...
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N.Y. Manufacturer Pays to Settle BIS Charge for Russian Exports
Cryomech, Inc. of Syracuse, N.Y., agreed to pay $28,000 to settle one charge of exporting an LNP-20 Liquid Nitrogen Plant to a blocked Russian...
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Export Controls

More Blue Lantern Visits, but "Unfavorables" Stayed Constant
State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) conducted slightly more end-use visits under its Blue Lantern program in fiscal year 2016 than...
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Remaining USML Categories Moving Toward Reform
The last remaining U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories seem to be moving toward long-promised reform after years of controversy. Defense industry...
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Upcoming BIS Rule Deemed Exempt from 2-for-1 Order
It's a good start. The first major Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulation of the new administration has been deemed exempt from the...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Chips Away at Cuba Travel Policy
To great hoopla but perhaps little immediate change, President Trump June 16, 2017, announced a new direction in administration policy toward Cuba....
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Policy Briefs

Justice Adds Two Firms to FCPA Pilot Declinations
In its first two declinations after continuing the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) pilot program, Justice June 29, 2017, added Boston...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NORTH KOREA : Treasury took parallel actions against North Korea June 29, 2017. Treasury's Financial Crimes Enforcement Network (FinCEN) proposed...
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