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.

July 2019

Features

Iran, Huawei Disputes Hover over G20 Meeting
If industry wanted certainty on the status of Chinese trade and sanctions on Huawei after the G20 meeting in Japan, they'll have to wait a little bit longer.
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Focus on Enforcement

Another Venezuelan Utility Focus of Bribery Scheme
Surprise, surprise, a Venezuelan bribery case that doesn't involved the state-owned oil company Petroleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA). A Former...
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Businessman, Retired Colonel Convicted on FCPA Charges
A dual U.S. and Haitian citizen who resides in Spain and a retired U.S. Army colonel were convicted of conspiracy to violate the Foreign Corrupt...
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Exporter Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Alcohol, Cigarettes
Juan Carlos Rodriguez Espinoza of Miramar, Fla., owner of a freight forwarding company Rapid Export Services Inc., pleaded guilty June 12, 2019, in...
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Mass. Engineer Indicted for Stealing Trade Secrets
An indictment against Haoyang Yu, a Chinese-born naturalized U.S. citizen living in Lexington, Mass., and his company Tricon MMIC LLC, was unsealed...
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N.J. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Aircraft Parts Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen born in the Philippines pleaded guilty to her role in a scheme to smuggle $2 million worth of aircraft components,...
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TechnipFMC Pays Over $296 Million to Settle Foreign Bribery Case
TechnipFMC plc (TFMC), a global oil and gas services provider, and its wholly owned U.S. subsidiary, Technip USA, Inc., agreed June 25, 2019, to...
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Three Travel Companies Settle OFAC Cuba Charges
Just a week after the administration further restricted travel to Cuba, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) June 13, 2019, announced...
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Walmart Pays $282 Million to Settle Bribery Charges
Global retailer Walmart agreed June 20, 2019, to pay more than $282 million to settle parallel Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) and Justice...
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Western Union Agrees to Settle OFAC Sanctions Charges
Western Union Financial Services, Inc. of Denver agreed June 7, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $401,697 to settle...
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Woman Gets Time Served for Bribing UN Ambassador
Julia Vivi Wang, a naturalized U.S. citizen, was sentenced July 26, 2019, in Manhattan U.S. District Court to time served for her role in a scheme...
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Export Controls

FedEx Files Suit Against BIS Export Regulations
While the delivery service did not name Huawei in its complaint, FedEx June 24, 2019, sued Commerce and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Blocks Certain Travel, Cruises to Cuba
While U.S. companies and travelers should have known it was coming, the administration's move June 5, 2019, to block certain group travel and...
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New Sanctions Target Iran's Supreme Leader, Military
Four days after Iran shot down a U.S. military drone, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) June 24, 2019, designated eight senior...
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Policy Briefs

BIS Nominee Nikakhtar Misses Vote Deadline
The Senate Banking Committee June 18, 2019, approved by voice votes a bench of seemingly unrelated nominees, all of whom had a hearing two weeks...
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Canada Formally Joins UN Arms Trade Treaty
Just two months after the U.S. announced it would "un-sign" the United Nations (UN) Arms Trade Treaty, Canada June 21, 2019, formally presented its...
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Ex-Im Bank Ready for Competition, Reauthorization
While the Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank was asleep at the wheel, lacking a full board quorum, export credit agencies (ECAs) in the rest of the world,...
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End Notes

END NOTES
UNVERIFIED LIST : In June 27 Federal Register BIS removed eight Chinese entities from its Unverified List (UVL). Rule also corrected name of...
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