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.

February 2021

Feature

New Cabinet Members Commit to Review Export Policy, Sanctions
President Biden's Cabinet nominees addressed hot-button foreign policy issues, including the Entity List, sanctions, Cuba, Venezuela and the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA), or the Iran nuclear deal.
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Focus on Enforcement

Chicago Shipping Firm Settles Antiboycott Charges
Mediterranean Shipping Company (USA) Inc. (Chicago) (MSC) agreed Jan. 13, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $81,000 civil...
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Chinese National, Company Face Electronics Export Charges
An indictment against Chinese national Cheng Bo, aka Joe Cheng, was unsealed Jan. 22, 2021, in D.C. U.S. District Court for his role in a...
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Deutsche Bank Resolves More Bribery Charges
Global financial firm Deutsche Bank agreed Jan. 8, 2021, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice more than $120 million to...
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False Information Draws BIS Export Charges
Julian Demurjian of San Francisco and his company CIS Project agreed Jan. 27, 2021, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $540,000 civil...
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French Bank Pays $8.5 Million to Settle Sanctions Charges
French bank Union de Banques Arabes et Fran├žaises (UBAF) agreed Jan. 4, 2021 to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a...
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Indonesian Paper Company Settles Sanctions Charges
Indonesian paper manufacturer PT Bukit Muria Jaya (BMJ) agreed Jan. 14, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a...
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Iranian Nationals Indicted for Electrical Exports
An indictment against Arash Yousefi Jam and Amin Yousefi Jam, Iranian nationals living in Canada, and Abdollah Momeni Roustani, an Iranian national...
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Iranian Nationals Sentenced for Illegally Exporting Devices
Three Iranian nationals who live in Northern California were sentenced in San Francisco U.S. District Court for illegally exporting manufacturing...
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Malaysians Plead Guilty to Illegal Firearm Exports
Two Malaysian nationals pleaded guilty Jan. 22, 2021, in Boston U.S. District Court to conspiring to violate Arms Export Control Act (AECA) for the...
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Miami Resident Sent to Prison for Foreign Bribery
An Ecuadorian businessman living in Miami was sentenced to 35 months in prison for his role in a scheme to pay $4.4 million in bribes to officials...
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Export Controls

Agency Updates Controls on Vaccines, Chemicals
In two separate Federal Register notices Jan. 7, 2021, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) adjusted its regulations to match multilateral...
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As Curtain Closes, Annual Report Reflects Covid Effects
Despite the pandemic that pushed Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) to remote workplaces, the agency processed more export license applications...
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BIS Loosens Controls on Certain Commercial Drones
During the last week of the previous administration, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Jan. 12, 2021, revised its regulations to reflect...
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Chinese Firms Join Military End-User, Entity Lists
In an effort to clean out its backlog before the new team moves in, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Jan. 15, 2021, added China National...
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Holding Controls Extended on Geospatial Imagery Software
To give itself time to consult multilateral regime partners, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Jan. 6, 2021, extended export controls on...
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Trade Sanctions

State Returns Cuba to U.S. Terrorism List
In one of several parting shots, the previous administration Jan. 11, 2021, returned Cuba to the list of state sponsors of terrorism (SSTs) for...
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Policy Briefs

Former President Moves to Block Transactions to Chinese Apps
While the previous administration's efforts to ban TikTok have been held up in court, the former president Jan. 5, 2021, issued an executive order...
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Security Experts Urge Arms Export Control Reform
At the beginning of a new presidential term, everyone has something to say. A group of arms control experts in a blog post Jan. 19, 2021, urged the...
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End Notes

END NOTES
PRIVACY SHIELD : President Biden Jan. 20, 2021, appointed Christopher Hoff to be deputy assistant Commerce secretary for services, position that...
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