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.

August 2019

Features

Industry Still Confused over Huawei Export Policy
The Bureau of Industry and Security's (BIS) annual conference couldn't have come at a worse, or for some, a better time. More than 1,000 industry...
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Focus on Enforcement

Calif. Man Indicted for Exporting Atomic Clocks
An indictment against Alex Yun Cheong Yue of South El Monte, Calif., was unsealed June 27, 2019, in Boston U.S. District Court on charges of...
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Calif. Resident Found Guilty of MMIC Technology Export
Los Angeles-area resident Yi-Chi Shih was found guilty June 26, 2019, after a six-week trial in Los Angeles U.S. District Court of conspiracy to...
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Chinese Company, Executives Indicted for Evading Sanctions
Four Chinese nationals and Chinese company Dandong Hongxiang Industrial Development Co. Ltd. (DHID) were indicted July 23, 2019, in Newark, N.J....
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Fla. Residents Charged for Illegally Exporting Rifle Parts
Three Fla. Residents were arrested for a scheme to illegally export thousands of AR-15 assault rifle parts to an Argentine weapons trafficking...
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Houston Man Convicted of Theft of Trade Secrets
A Houston man was convicted of conspiracy to commit theft of trade secrets involving the development of syntactic foam, a dual-use marine product....
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Iranian Citizen Pleads Guilty to Exporting Turbine Parts
An Iranian citizen pleaded guilty to conspiring to export gas turbine parts to Iran via Canada and Germany without license from Treasury's Office...
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Iranian National Extradited for Carbon Fiber Exports
An indictment against an Iranian national on charges of exporting carbon fiber to Iran was unsealed July 15, 2019, in White Plains, N.Y., U.S....
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Iranian Nationals, Company Settle BIS Export Charge
Two Iranian nationals who live in Northern California and an Iranian company agreed July 8, 2019, to pay $300,000 to settle one Bureau of Industry...
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Micronesian Transport Official Sent to Prison in Bribery Scheme
A government official of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) was sentenced to 18 months in prison for conspiracy to commit money laundering in...
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Microsoft, Subsidiary Pay to Settle FCPA Charges
Global software provider Microsoft agreed July 22, 2019, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than $16 million in disgorgement...
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Mitsubishi Pays to Settle BIS Antiboycott Charges
Mitsubishi International PolymerTrade Corporation (MIP) and Mitsubishi International Corporation (MIC) agreed June 13, 2019, to pay a total of...
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Export Controls

BIS Officials Tackle Rules on Emerging, Foundational Tech
At the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) annual conference July 10, 2019, Assistant Secretary Richard Ashooh and acting Under Secretary Nazak...
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DDTC Will Issue Two ITAR Clean-Up Rules
This time, they really mean it. State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is working on two new rules to clean up or "defrag" the...
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House Takes Shot at USML Firearms Transfers
In a 225-205 vote July 11, 2019, the House approved an amendment to the 2020 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) that would prohibit the...
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Trade Sanctions

OFAC Adds Several to Venezuelan Sanctions List
Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) took several actions in July to tighten sanctions on Venezuelan military officials and business...
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OFAC Warns Civil Aviation Industry of Iran Risks
Citing deceptive acts by Iranian airlines and recent enforcement actions, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) July 23, 2019, warned...
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Exporting from Europe

The Umpire Strikes Back
By David Hayes * Bad laws are the worst sort of tyranny. --Edmund Burke In the following articles I explored several aspects of the...
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Policy Briefs

Hirschhorn Pushes for BIS Resources to Match Workload
At a Senate Banking Committee hearing on emerging technology July 18, 2019, former Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Under Secretary Eric...
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Industry Ramps up Opposition to BIS Nominee
While BIS under secretary nominee Nazak Nikakhtar has been in an acting role for several months, members of the firearms industry "have serious...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NORTH KOREA : OFAC July 29, 2019, designated North Korean trading official Kim Su Il for ties to Workers' Party of Korea (WPK). Kim Su Il works...
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