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 2020

Feature

Administration Suspends Hong Kong's Special Export Status
As promised, in response to a new Chinese security law, the administration June 30, 2020, suspended its preferential treatment to Hong Kong, including the availability of license exceptions for exports and reexports to and transfers (in-country) within the territory.
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Focus on Enforcement

Canadian Woman Sent to Prison for Iran Exports
Angelica Preti of Ontario, Canada, export operations manager at UE Canada Inc., was sentenced June 26, 2020, in Columbus, Ohio, U.S. District Court...
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Chinese National Sent to Prison for Attempted Radio Export
Chinese national Qingshan Li was sentenced June 12, 2020, in San Diego U.S. District Court to 36 months in prison for attempting to send an...
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Iranian National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Financial Transactions
Iranian national Seyed Sajjad Shahidian pleaded guilty June 16, 2020, in Minneapolis U.S. District Court to charges of conducting financial...
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Italian National Sent to Prison for Conspiracy to Evade Sanctions
An Italian national was sentenced to 28 months in prison for conspiracy in a scheme to procure a Vectra 40G power turbine from a U.S. manufacturer...
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Justice Files Two Forfeiture Complaints in Sanctions Cases
Justice filed civil forfeiture action in two cases involving violations of export controls or U.S sanctions. Most recently, the department filed an...
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Okla. Man Pleads Guilty to Illegally Shipping Firearms
Randy Lew Williams, of Edmond, Okla., pleaded guilty June 26, 2020, in Oklahoma City U.S. District Court to illegally shipping firearms, including...
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Pharmaceutical Firm Settles More SEC Bribery Charges
Swiss pharmaceutical firm Novartis AG agreed June 25, 2020, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice a total of $345 million...
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Export Controls

BIS Implements Australia Group Control Decisions
Two years after the March 2018 Salisbury nerve agent attack, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Federal Register June 17, 2020,...
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Census Drafting Change to Puerto Rico Filing Requirement
While Puerto Rico is a U.S. territory and shipments do not require an export license, filing requirements set it apart from state-to-state...
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Industry Wants DDTC COVID Relief Measures Made Permanent
Give them an inch, they want a mile. In the middle of a pandemic, members of the defense industry urged State's Directorate of Defense Trade...
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Questionable Arms Sales Will Go Under Radar, Group Finds
As final rules transferring firearms and ammunition from the U.S. Munitions List (USML) to Commerce Control List (CCL) have been in effect since...
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Trade Sanctions

OFAC Designates More Entities for Venezuelan Oil Sales
In the administration's continuing effort to squeeze the Venezuelan government, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) June 18, 2020,...
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U.S. Loses UN Vote on Iran Nuclear Deal
The Trump administration's recent attempts led by Secretary of State Mike Pompeo to marshal the international community to both isolate and punish...
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Policy Briefs

Are Allies Shifting Away from Chinese IT or Taking its Money?
On the same day as Defense issued a list of Chinese military companies operating in the U.S. that included Huawei, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo...
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Chinese Telecoms Operated Without Oversight, Report Says
The U.S. government provided little-to-no oversight of three Chinese state-owned telecommunications carriers operating in the U.S. for nearly 20...
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Ex-Im President Highlights Efforts to Fulfill Commitments
In her first appearance since Congress approved a seven-year reauthorization in December 2019 and a full board quorum, Export-Import Bank (Ex-Im)...
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U.S. Firms Can Participate in International Standard-Setting
In response to growing demands for clarity from industry and lawmakers, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the Federal Register June 18,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NOT SO FAST : BIS June 25, 2020, delayed new Electronic Export Information (EEI) filing requirement for exports to China, Russia or Venezuela...
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