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.

December 2019

Features

New BIS Leadership Could Push USML Firearm Transfers
Export control agencies sent Congress final rules transferring items from U.S. Munitions List categories I, II and III (firearms and ammunition) to the Commerce Control List just days before new acting BIS Under Secretary Cordell Hull joined the team.
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Focus on Enforcement

Aviation Firm Settles OFAC Sudan Charges
Apollo Aviation Group, LLC (now dba Carlyle Aviation Partners Ltd.) agreed Nov. 7, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)...
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Drone Manufacturer Settles DDTC Export Charges
AeroVironment, Inc., a California-based manufacturer of unmanned aircraft systems (UAS), Nov. 20, 2019, agreed to pay a $1 million civil penalty...
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Former Alstom Exec Guilty on Indonesian Bribery Charges
Six years after being charged in a superseding indictment, a former senior executive of Alstom Power, a French power and transportation company,...
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Former Braskem CEO Indicted on FCPA Charges
An indictment against Jose Carlos Grubisich, former CEO of Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem S.A., was unsealed Nov. 20, 2019, in Brooklyn...
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Former Executive Gets Probation for FCPA Conspiracy
A former senior member of the Keppel Offshore & Marine Ltd. (KOM) legal department was sentenced to one year of probation and a $75,000 fine...
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Herbalife China Executives Charged with Bribing Officials
Two former executives of the Chinese subsidiary of Herbalife, the publicly traded international multi-level marketing company, were charged with...
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Iranian National Sent to Prison for Carbon Fiber Exports
An Iranian national was sentenced to 20 months in prison for exporting carbon fiber to Iran between 2008 and July 2013 without licenses from...
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Md. Transport Exec Found Guilty on Bribery Charges
A federal jury convicted the former president of a nuclear cargo delivery firm on charges of bribing an official at a subsidiary of Russia's State...
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Navy Officer, Chinese Nationals Indicted on Export Charges
Four individuals, including two Chinese nationals, an active-duty U.S. Navy officer and his wife, were indicted Oct. 31, 2019, in Jacksonville,...
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Rhode Island Ag Firm Settles BIS Export Charges
Veterinary equipment manufacturer Cotran Corporation of Portsmouth, R.I., agreed Nov. 7, 2019, to pay a $136,000 civil penalty to settle 11 Bureau...
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Samsung Heavy Industries Pays $75 Million for Brazilian Bribes
South Korea-based engineering company Samsung Heavy Industries (SHI) agreed Nov. 22, 2019, to pay a $75 million fine under a three-year deferred...
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Saudi Citizens Indicted for Weapons Parts Exports
Three Saudi nationals were indicted on charges of exporting more than $100,000 in weapons parts, including rifle barrels, rifle triggers and other...
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Export Controls

President Warily Signs Hong Kong Export Bills
Responding to months of protests in Hong Kong, U.S. lawmakers have approved multiple bills that would block or monitor exports of certain defense...
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Senators Urge End to Huawei Export Licenses
Just days after the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) extended a narrow and temporary General License (GL) authorizing some transactions with...
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Trade Sanctions

Wyden Rejects Treasury's Response on Halkbank Charges
As the House pursues impeachment involving the president's role in Ukraine, lawmakers are looking at other enforcement efforts and the...
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Exporting from Europe

Brexit and Export Licensing
By David Hayes * "It is unlikely that it was the intention of the founders to give any public official the ability to thwart the will of the...
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Policy Briefs

Administration Has Bigger Fish to Fry: Artificial Intelligence
While the findings should not come as a surprise, the U.S. is being outcompeted by China in five areas of artificial intelligence (AI): research...
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House Passes Ten-Year Ex-Im Extension Bill
In a close party-line vote, the House Nov. 15, 2019, voted 235-184 to approve a bill (H.R. 4863) to reauthorize the Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im) for...
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End Notes

END NOTES
ENTITY LIST : Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Federal Register Nov. 13, 2019, added 22 entities to Entity List in Bahrain, France, Iran,...
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