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.

September 2020

Feature

BIS Expands Export Controls on Huawei, Other Blocked Entities
In a move that could impact almost all semiconductor trade, the Bureau of Industry and Security added 38 more Huawei affiliates to its Entity List, broadened controls under the foreign direct product (FDP) rule and expanded controls on blocked firms already on the list.
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Focus on Enforcement

Calif. Husband, Wife Charged with Attempted Firearms Export
A husband and wife from Oakland, Calif., Fares Abdo Al Eyani and Saba Mohsen Dhaifallah, were arrested and charged Aug. 26, 2020, in San Francisco...
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Calif. Man Pleads Guilty to Exporting Atomic Clocks
Alex Yun Cheong Yue of South El Monte, Calif., pleaded guilty Aug. 10, 2020, in Boston U.S. District Court to charges of illegally exporting cesium...
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Company President Charged with Exporting Electronics
A N.J. company president and a sales representative were charged with conspiring to export dual-use electronic components, telecommunications...
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Five Men Indicted for Buying, Selling Iranian Oil
Five men were indicted Aug. 26 in Philadelphia U.S. District Court on charges of violating Iran sanctions between July 2019 and February 2020. The...
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Florida Man Sent to Prison for Firearms Exports
Vladimir Volgaev of Sarasota, Fla., was sentenced Aug. 4, 2020, in Tampa U.S. District Court to 33 months in prison for shipping more than 1,600...
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Former Citgo Official Caught in PDVSA Bribery Scheme
Jose Luis De Jongh Atencio (De Jongh), a dual U.S.-Venezuelan citizen and former official at Citgo Petroleum, a Houston-based subsidiary of...
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Herbalife Pays $122 Million to Settle Bribery Charges
Los Angeles-based Herbalife, the publicly traded international multi-level marketing company, agreed Aug. 28, 2020, to pay $122 million to settle...
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Ill. Freight Firm Settles BIS Antiboycott Charges
Independent Freight International, LLC in Elk Grove Village, Ill. agreed July 23, 2020, to pay a $7,500 civil penalty to settle three Bureau of...
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OFAC Designates Dubai Firms for Violating Iran Sanctions
A freight forwarding company in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and its managing director, an Iranian national living in UAE, were charged with...
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S.C. Loan Company Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Consumer loan company World Acceptance Corporation (WAC) in Greenville, S.C., agreed Aug. 6, 2020, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission...
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Singapore Marine Firm Settles BIS Export Charges
After a ruling by an Administrative Law Judge, Singapore-based Nordic Maritime Pte. Ltd. (Nordic) and its chairman Morten Innhaug agreed Aug. 20,...
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Export Controls

BIS Requests Public Comments on Foundational Technologies
Let's blame the global pandemic for the delay. After two years of discussion and industry angst, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Aug. 27,...
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Lawmakers Introduce Bill to Stop Drone Sales
Two weeks after the administration relaxed its export polices on certain Unmanned Aerial Systems (UAS), a bipartisan group of senators introduced a...
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Trade Sanctions

Agencies Suspend Cuba Public Charter Flights
Citing Cuba's influence in Venezuela, the administration Aug. 13, 2020, suspended all charter flights to Havana, just weeks after putting in place...
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EU Partners Reject U.S. Iran Sanctions Snapback
Once a team leaves the game, they don't get to vote on the rules or protest the results. The U.S. Aug. 20, 2020, formally notified the United...
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Policy Briefs

EU, U.S. Officials Start Replacing Privacy Shield
Don't think about it too hard. European Union (EU) and U.S. officials have "initiated discussion to evaluate the potential" for a new EU-U.S....
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Justice Would Not Prosecute Firm for Bank Payment
In its first opinion procedure release in six years, Justice Aug. 14, 2020, said it would not take any enforcement action under the Foreign Corrupt...
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TikTok Ownership Saga Mirrors U.S.-China Dispute
Will they or won't they? Every week brings a new episode to the TikTok saga. Days away from the administration's September deadline to sell TikTok,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
COVID : Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank Aug. 31, 2020, extended previously announced coronavirus relief measures, including waivers, deadline...
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