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 2019

Features

Administration to End Flights to Cuban Cities Beyond Havana
In yet another reversal of Obama administration policy, Transportation Oct. 25, 2019, suspended scheduled, commercial air service between the U.S. and nine Cuban cities, except Havana's Jose Martí Airport.
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Focus on Enforcement

Chinese National Sent to Prison for Military Exports
A Chinese national was sentenced to 40 months in prison, followed by three years' supervised release, for conspiring to export military- and...
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Financial Advisor Pleads Guilty in Bribery Scheme
Miami financial advisor Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda (Chatburn), a dual U.S. and Ecuadorian citizen, pleaded guilty Oct. 11, 2019, in Miami U.S....
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Fla. Diving Company Owner Charged with Libya Exports
Peter Sotis, the owner and principal of Fort Lauderdale diving equipment company Add Helium LLC, was arrested Oct. 30, 2019, on charges of...
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GE Subsidiaries Settle Cuba Sanctions Charges
General Electric (GE) agreed Oct. 1, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $2.7 million on behalf of three of its...
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Ohio Business Owner Sent to Prison for Iran Exports
The owner and operator of a Columbus, Ohio, computer parts supplier was sentenced to 20 months in prison for violating U.S. sanctions by exporting...
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Orlando Company Settles BIS Export Charges
Jaguar Imports LLC of Orlando, Fla., agreed Oct. 9, 2019, to pay a $98,000 civil penalty to settle 12 Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) charges...
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Turkish Bank Faces Charges of Evading Iran Sanctions
Turkish state-owned bank Türkiye Halk Bankasi A.S., aka Halkbank, was indicted Oct. 15, 2019, in Manhattan U.S. District Court on charges related...
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Unaoil Executives Plead Guilty to Foreign Bribery Charges
The former CEO and chief operations officer (COO) of Unaoil pleaded guilty in March to charges related to their roles in a scheme to corruptly...
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Venezuelan Gets Prison for Bribing Utility Officials
Venezuelan businessman Jesus Ramon Veroes was sentenced Oct. 29, 2019, in Miami U.S. District Court to 51 months in prison for conspiracy to...
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Export Controls

Agencies Move Final Rules on USML Firearm Transfers
Months after a leading senator placed an unofficial hold on the transfers, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense...
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BIS Adds Chinese Companies, Government Agencies to Entity List
As a Chinese delegation arrived in Washington to restart trade talks, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Oct. 7, 2019, added 28 Chinese...
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Trade Sanctions

Agencies Find Difficulties in Assessing Sanctions Programs
U.S. agencies, particularly Treasury, State and Commerce, that administer dozens of existing sanction programs have a hard time assessing the...
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State Sanctions Iranian Construction Sector
The administration Oct. 31, 2019, added new potential sanctions on Iran after identifying the country's construction sector as being controlled...
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Policy Briefs

BIS Still Needs to Balance Trade Enforcement Resources
In a repeat performance, two of Commerce's top management and performance challenges in fiscal year (FY) 2020 are related to trade and enforcement...
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Chinese Drones Grounded Pending Security Review
A push by the U.S. to ban the use of Chinese-made drones is getting a fierce rebuke by the Chinese government. Interior Secretary David Bernhardt...
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EU Report Affirms Privacy Shield Progress
A month after the U.S. and the European Union (EU) smiled through a joint press statement hailing the third annual review of the U.S.-EU Privacy...
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House Committee Passes Ex-Im Bank Extension
In a vote that was too close for comfort, the House Financial Services Committee Oct. 31, 2019, approved a bill (H.R. 4863) to reauthorize the...
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Lawmakers Urge CFIUS Scrutiny of Chinese IT Firm
In an aggressive push by the U.S. government to curtail the growth of Chinese companies operating in the American mainland due to "nefarious...
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End Notes

END NOTES
RUSSIA : OFAC Nov. 1, 2019, issued general licenses (GLs) 13M and 15G, extending previous GLs that expanded sanctions relief for Russian...
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