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 2021

Feature

U.S. Resets to Tackle Main Challenges: China & Russia
A coherent foreign policy led the Biden administration to issue sanctions on China over human rights abuses in Xinjiang and export restrictions on Russia over the attempted assassination of opposition leader Aleksey Navalny in August 2020 and his subsequent imprisonment in January 2021.
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Focus on Enforcement

Calif. Man Sentenced for Exporting Atomic Clocks
Alex Yun Cheong Yue of South El Monte, Calif., was sentenced March 3, 2021, in Boston U.S. District Court to time served, followed by three years...
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Cleveland Instrument Maker Settles OFAC Iran Charges
A Cleveland instrument manufacturer agreed March 15, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a $216,464 civil penalty to...
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Former Citgo Official Pleads Guilty to Laundering Bribes
A dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen and former official at Citgo Petroleum, a Houston-based subsidiary of Venezuela's state-owned energy company...
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Former Och-Ziff Executive Pays SEC Civil Penalty
Five years later, former Och-Ziff CFO Joel Frank agreed March 16, 2021, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) a $35,000 civil penalty...
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German Firm Settles BIS Export Charges
German firm MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services International GmbH agreed March 5, 2021, to pay a $51,921 civil penalty to settle a Bureau of...
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Iraqi National Faces Firearm Export Charges
An Iraqi national faced indictment March 15, 2021, in Savannah, Ga., U.S. District Court on charges of attempted smuggling of firearms, including...
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Italian Company Settles Iran Sanctions Charges
Nordgas, S.r.l., an Italian company that produces and sells components for gas boiler systems and applications, agreed March 26, 2021, to pay...
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Manufacturer Pays $122,000 to Settle Export Charges
Santa Clara-based manufacturer Comtech Xicom agreed March 18, 2021, to pay a $122,000 civil penalty to settle three Bureau of Industry and Security...
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Okla. Man Sent to Prison for Illegally Shipping Firearms
Randy Lew Williams of Edmond, Okla., was sentenced March 3, 2021, in Oklahoma City U.S. District Court to 40 months in prison, followed by two...
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Russian Pleads Guilty to Sanctions Conspiracy
A Russian national and his company pleaded guilty to conspiracy in a scheme to procure a Vectra 40G power turbine from a U.S. manufacturer and ship...
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Export Controls

BIS Adds Restrictions on More Russian Exports
In another clear sign of a break with the previous administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed additional export restrictions...
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BIS Implements Remaining 2019 Wassenaar Controls
Overcoming many hurdles, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) March 29, 2021, implemented the remaining controls that members agreed at the...
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Industry Welcomes Review of Semiconductor Supply Chain
It could be déjà vu all over again. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) March 15, 2021, requested comments on President Biden's recent...
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Trade Sanctions

Lawmakers Draw Line in Sand on Cuba Policy
Biden administration and other Democratic efforts to loosen restrictions on Cuba could hit a wall as Republican lawmakers introduce legislation...
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OFAC Designates Two Chinese Government Officials
In a coordinated effort with allies, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) March 22, 2021, sanctioned two Chinese government officials...
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Exporting from Europe

To Share or Not to Share, That is the Question
By David Hayes * Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power...
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Policy Briefs

FCC Moves Against Chinese Telecom Firms
In a move that could prohibit the carriers from operating in the U.S, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) March 17, 2021, initiated...
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FinCEN Urges Art Traders to Exercise Due Diligence
Financial institutions and those involved in the trade of antiquities and art need to be mindful of recent legislation and new reporting...
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U.S., EU Pledge New Push to Replace Privacy Shield
The U.S. and the European Union (EU) will "intensify negotiations" to replace the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield set up to protect consumer's data but was...
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End Notes

END NOTES
BURMA : OFAC March 25 issued four Burma General Licenses (GLs) authorizing: official U.S. government business, official activities of certain...
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