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.

January 2020

Features

Huawei Court Fight Just Tip of China Security Iceberg
While at press time, the president is set to sign a phase-one trade deal with Beijing, the relationship between the U.S. and China, two of the world's largest economies, on national security and export controls looks to be rocky.
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Focus on Enforcement

Aviation Execs Indicted on Iran Sanction Charges
Jordanian citizen Issam Shammout and Saudi citizen Ali Abdullah Alhay were indicted Dec. 17, 2019, in D.C. U.S. District Court on charges of...
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Canadian Firm Pays Fine for False Commerce VSD
Canadian firm OceanWorks International, a former U.S. Navy contractor, was sentenced Dec. 2, 2019, in D.C. U.S. District Court to an $84,000 fine...
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Ericsson Pays $1.1 Billion to Settle FCPA Violations
Swedish telecom firm Ericsson agreed Dec. 6, 2019, to pay a total of $1.1 billion to settle charges of conspiring to violate the Foreign Corrupt...
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Financial Advisor Sent to Prison in Bribery Scheme
Miami financial advisor Frank Roberto Chatburn Ripalda, a dual U.S. and Ecuadorian citizen, was sentenced Dec. 18, 2019, in Miami U.S. District...
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Former Goldman Sachs Exec Settles FCPA Charges
A former Goldman Sachs Group executive agreed Dec. 16, 2019, to pay disgorgement of $43.7 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Indonesian Indicted for Illegal Iran Exports
Indonesian citizen Sunarko Kuntjoro and three Indonesian companies -- PT MS Aero Support (PTMS), PT Kandiyasa Energi Utama (PTKEU), and PT Antasena...
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Insurance Firms Settle OFAC Cuba Charges
Two insurance companies agreed to settle separate, but similar charges of violating U.S. Cuba sanctions. Both firms voluntarily self-disclosed the...
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Lebanese Firm Settles BIS Export Charges
Lebanese firm Ghaddar Machinery Co., SAL agreed Nov. 27, 2019, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $368,000 civil penalty to settle 20...
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Russians, Italians, U.S Citizen Indicted for Evading Sanctions
A superseding indictment was unsealed Dec. 2, 2019, in Savannah, Ga. U.S. District Court against two Russian nationals, two Italian nationals, a...
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U.S. Citizen Charged with Violating North Korea Sanctions
Virgil Griffith, a U.S. citizen living in Singapore, was charged Nov. 29, 2019, in Manhattan U.S. District Court on charges of traveling to North...
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Export Controls

Menendez Renews Hold on USML Firearms Rules
Just days before the deadline on the 30-day formal 38(f) notice from State, Sen. Bob Menendez (D-N.J.) Dec. 10, 2019, renewed his "hold" on...
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Santa Claus Delivers New ITAR Definitions
In either a genius PR move or the holiday equivalent of a Friday night news dump, State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Dec. 26,...
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Wassenaar Plenary Addresses Cyber Software, Cryptography
At the Wassenaar Arrangement's (WA) annual plenary Dec. 4-5, 2019, members agreed to relax some controls, including "certain laminates and...
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Trade Sanctions

District Court Vacates Exxon Russia Penalty
Citing the lack of "fair notice" that the conduct was prohibited, a federal judge Dec. 31, 2019, vacated a civil penalty that Treasury's Office of...
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State Advises Against Metal Exports to Iran
Parties involved in exports to Iran of graphite electrodes and needle coke, which are essential materials for Iran's steel industry, face U.S....
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Policy Briefs

Congress Gives Ex-Im Bank Seven More Years
While they didn't get quite as long as they hoped, lawmakers and industry groups welcomed the seven-year reauthorization of the Export-Import...
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Justice Revises Policy on Voluntary Disclosures
U.S. firms should now have more clarity on the criteria used in "determining an appropriate resolution for an organization that makes a voluntary...
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End Notes

END NOTES
HAPPY NEW YEAR : New collection format for Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) form DS-4076 is now available on Defense Export Control and Compliance...
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