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.

September 2018

Features

Blockchain Technology and Export Controls
Three Hughes Hubbard attorneys explain what blockchains are and propose potential applications of this technology in the export control space.
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Focus on Enforcement

Another Executive Arrested in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
The 17th defendant in a larger investigation into bribery at Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), was...
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BIS Activates Suspended Fine on Indian Firm, Owner
Pay your bills, and read your mail. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) July 30, 2018, activated the suspended portion of a civil penalty and...
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California Business Owner Indicted on Export Charges
A federal indictment against Johnny Paul Tourino of Dana Point, Calif., owner of Spectra Equipment, Inc., was unsealed Aug. 17, 2018, in Santa Ana...
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California Man Pleads Guilty to Syria Export Charges
A Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen pleaded guilty Aug. 13, 2018, to charges of illegally exporting day-and night-vision rifle scopes, laser...
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Canadian Sent to Prison for Dual-Use Iran Exports
A Canadian national was sentenced to 42 months in prison followed by three years' supervised release for conspiracy to unlawfully export U.S....
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Citibank Pays $60,000 to Settle BIS Antiboycott Charges
N.Y.-based Citibank, NA agreed Aug. 2, 2018, to pay a $60,000 civil penalty to settle 20 violations of Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Illinois Man Gets Probation for Defrauding Ex-Im Bank
Luyi Victor Ogebor, aka Victor Luyi Ogebor and Luyi Victor Ogbebor, owner of food export firm Aegis Trading and Shipping Company of Country Club...
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Justice Closes Two FCPA Cases Under New Policy
After months of silence, Justice announced it has declined to prosecute two companies under its recent Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)...
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Legg Mason Settles SEC FCPA Charges
The second shoe dropped Aug. 27, 2018, when Maryland-based investment management firm Legg Mason agreed to pay $34 million in disgorgement and...
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N.Y. Forwarder Pays to Settle BIS Export Charges
Mohawk Global Logistics, a licensed Customs broker in North Syracuse, N.Y., agreed Aug. 10, 2018, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a...
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San Diego Man Indicted for Illegal Military Exports
Steven Anichowski of San Diego, a dual U.S.-Thai citizen, was indicted Aug. 6, 2018, in Albuquerque, N.M., U.S. District Court on charges of...
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Export Controls

BIS Updates Controls on Missile Technology
In the Federal Register Aug. 30, 2018, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implemented changes agreed at two 2017 meetings of the Missile...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Sanctions Russia for Use of Novichok Poison
In response to an attack on two Russians in the United Kingdom (UK), the administration Aug. 27, 2018, imposed further sanctions on Russia,...
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State Unveils Iran Action Group, Reimposes Sanctions
Ten days after the administration reimposed sanctions after withdrawing from the Iran deal, State Aug. 16, 2018, launched the Iran Action Group,...
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Policy Briefs

Ex-Im Timely in Making Dual-Use Determinations, GAO Says
While the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) is generally monitoring dual-use exports on whether they comply with bank policies ahead of internal...
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Judge Blocks Posting of 3-D Gun Blueprints Again
A Seattle U.S. District Court judge Aug. 27, 2018, granted a preliminary injunction against the Trump administration's settlement with Defense...
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President Signs 2019 NDAA with Caveats
In a case of "I'm agreeing to this, but I don't like it," President Trump Aug. 13, 2018, signed the National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) for...
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End Notes

END NOTES
SOUTH SUDAN : In Federal Register Aug. 3, 2018, BIS added South Sudan to list of embargoed countries, adopting "restrictive license application...
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