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.

November 2020

Feature

BIS Will Account for Human Rights in Export Licenses
In response to China's human rights violations in Hong Kong and Xinjiang, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed export license requirements on water cannon systems for riot or crowd control and expanded its ability to consider human rights concerns when reviewing certain license applications.
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Focus on Enforcement

Berkshire Hathaway Pays $4.1 Million to Settle Iran Charges
Berkshire Hathaway, a multinational conglomerate holding company based in Omaha, Neb., and its Turkish subsidiary agreed Oct. 20, 2020, to pay...
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Global Meat Producer Pays $285 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Brazilian investment company J&F Investimentos S.A. (J&F), its subsidiary JBS S.A., a global meat producer, and Brazilian nationals Joesley...
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Goldman Sachs, Subsidiary Pay $2.9 Billion to Settle FCPA Charges
It was just a matter of time. Global financial institution Goldman Sachs Group Inc. and its Malaysian subsidiary agreed Oct. 22, 2020, to pay a...
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Illinois Business Owner Indicted on Export Charges
The owner of a Buffalo Grove, Ill., business that distributed horizontal directional drilling equipment was indicted on charges of illegally...
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Iranian Gets Time Served for Financial Transactions
Iranian national Seyed Sajjad Shahidian was sentenced Oct. 15, 2020, in Minneapolis U.S. District Court to time served and two years' supervised...
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Liquor Company Settles Justice Bribery Charges
Beam Suntory Inc., a Chicago-based producer and seller of distilled beverages including Jim Beam, agreed Oct. 27, 2020, to pay a $19.6 million...
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Md. Transport Exec Sent to Prison on Bribery Charges
Mark Lambert, the former president of nuclear cargo delivery firm Transport Logistics International Inc. (TLI) of Fulton, Md., was sentenced Oct....
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N.J. Business Owner Sent to Prison for Aircraft Parts Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen born in the Philippines was sentenced to 18 months in prison for her role in a scheme to smuggle $2 million worth of...
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N.Y. Travel Firm Settles OFAC Cuba Charges
A N.Y. travel assistance services company agreed Oct. 1, 2020, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $5,864,860 to settle 2,593...
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Russians Indicted for Illegally Exporting Apple Products
An indictment and complaint against ten Russians and U.S. residents were unsealed Oct. 19, 2020, in Brooklyn U.S. District Court on charges related...
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Export Controls

BIS Clarifies Export Licensing Policy for Three Countries
A month after new filing requirements on exports to China, Venezuela or Russia took effect, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Oct. 29,...
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BIS Implements Some 2019 Wassenaar Controls
As has become its custom, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Oct. 5, 2020, implemented "multilateral controls on six recently developed or...
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DDTC Resurrects Single Export Application Form
In a potential sign of what may come in a new administration, State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) officials are actively working...
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Democratic Senators Question Graphite Export to China
A handful of lawmakers, including Sens. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) and Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.), had a few questions Oct. 5, 2020, about Commerce's...
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Exporters Can Request BIS License Extensions
Citing the economic impact of the coronavirus pandemic, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Oct. 16, 2020, opened a streamlined process for...
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Trade Sanctions

Art Dealers Should be Alert to Sanctions Evasion, OFAC Warns
Sotheby's and Christie's, take note. The Berman Amendment to trade laws allowing the import or export of informational materials, which...
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OFAC Moves to Restrict More Cuban Remittances
In a move that led to even more dominos falling than perhaps expected, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Oct. 26, 2020, removed...
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U.S. Expands Sanctions on Iranian Banks, Energy Sector
Taking direct aim at the Iranian energy sector, OFAC Oct. 29, 2020, designated eight entities in Iran, China, and Singapore for their involvement...
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End Notes

END NOTES
COVID : Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank Oct. 30 extended previously announced coronavirus relief measures, including waivers, deadline extensions,...
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