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.

March 2020

Feature

Export Control Reform at 10: A Birthday or an Epitaph?
Improvements would support the administration's drive for eliminating regulatory burdens and for facilitating secure high-technology exports that would sustain American jobs and improve America's trade balances, former DDTC Chief Brian Nilsson writes.
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Higher or Weaker Walls Over Sensitive U.S. Arms Exports?
Placing "higher walls around fewer, more critical items" was supposed to solve the problem of harmful arms exports. However, there are still serious questions about whether there are higher walls around military technologies important in modern warfare, Colby Goodman argues
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Focus on Enforcement

Airline Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
In an order posted Feb. 7, 2020, Kuwait Airways Corporation (New Jersey) agreed to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $700,000 civil...
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Cardinal Health Pays $8 Million to Settle FCPA Charges
Ohio-based pharmaceutical company Cardinal Health agreed Feb. 28, 2020, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than $8 million to...
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Chinese National Indicted on USML Export Charges
An indictment against Cho Yan Nathan Man was unsealed Feb. 18, 2020, in D.C. U.S. District Court on charges of money laundering and exporting...
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Engineer Pleads Guilty to Exporting Technical Data
Former Raytheon engineer Wei Sun pleaded guilty Feb. 14, 2020, in Tucson, Ariz., U.S. District Court to one charge of exporting arms and munitions...
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Five Men Charged with Buying, Selling Iranian Oil
Five men were arrested and charged Feb. 11, 2020, in Philadelphia U.S. District Court with violating Iran sanctions from July 2019 to February...
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Houston Man Sent to Prison for Trade Secrets
A Houston man was sentenced to 16 months in prison for conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets involving the development of syntactic foam, a...
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Italian National Pleads Guilty to Conspiracy to Evade Sanctions
Italian national Gabriele Villone, owner of GVA International Oil and Gas Services (GVA), pleaded guilty Feb. 25, 2020, in Savannah, Ga., U.S....
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More Alstom, Marubeni Execs Indicted in Bribery Scheme
A superseding indictment was unsealed Feb. 18, 2020, in New Haven, Conn., U.S. District Court against two former executives of the Indonesian...
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One More Prison Sentence in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
A former procurement officer of Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), was sentenced to 70 months in prison...
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Swiss Airline Services Provider Settles OFAC Sanctions Charges
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) might feel some "I told you so." A Swiss transportation services provider agreed Feb. 26, 2020,...
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Export Controls

BIS Restricts Exports to Russia, Yemen
As part of a "comprehensive review," Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Feb. 24, 2020, revised the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)...
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Lawsuit over USML Transfers Comes Down to Deadline
With the conclusion to the 10-year export control reform effort resting on lawyers' shoulder, the legal fight over final rules transferring...
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Peace Bills Could Block Commercial Arms Exports
As part of a larger package outlining a "Pathway to Peace," Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.) Feb. 12, 2020, introduced two bills that could impact...
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Trade Sanctions

U.S., Switzerland Finalize Iran Trade Channel
U.S. and Swiss governments Feb. 27 finalized the terms of the Swiss Humanitarian Trade Arrangement (SHTA), which will "facilitate the flow of...
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Policy Briefs

Huawei Legal Fights: Win Some, Lose Some
In a case of give with one hand and take with the other, several legal fights between the administration and Chinese telecom firm Huawei were...
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More Companies Settle Privacy Shield Violations
Four more companies have settled the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) charges of making false claims of participating in the European Union (EU)-U.S....
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White House Submits BIS, State Budget to Congress
In its proposed fiscal year (FY) 2021 budget released Feb. 11, 2020, the administration gave a little and took a little. While the budget is not...
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End Notes

END NOTES
EX-NOMINATIONS : President Feb. 12, 2020, withdrew nomination of Jessie Liu, former U.S. attorney for D.C., to be Treasury under secretary for...
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