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.

May 2021

Feature

Industry Aims to Protect Supply Chain, Innovation
While responses to a recent BIS request for comments on U.S. supply chains varied widely, many companies cited more "targeted" and "smarter" export controls as solutions to a semiconductor shortage and other business risks.
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Focus on Enforcement

Another Md. Transport Exec Sent to Prison for Bribery
Daren Condrey, co-president of nuclear cargo delivery firm Transport Logistics International Inc. (TLI) of Fulton, Md., was sentenced April 30,...
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Chinese National Pleads Guilty to Illegal Marine Device Exports
A Chinese national residing in Wellesley, Mass., pleaded guilty April 28, 2021, in Boston U.S. District Court to conspiring to illegally export...
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Cosmetics Exec Indicted on Iran Sanctions Charges
An indictment against the president of Forsythe Cosmetic Group was unsealed April 6, 2021, in Manhattan U.S. District Court on charges of violating...
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FLIR Systems Pays to Settle BIS Export Charges
Lesson learned: Don't knowingly overpromise to the government, and then underdeliver. Oregon-based defense contractor and sensor maker FLIR Systems...
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Former Barbadian Official Sent to Prison for Laundering Bribes
Former Barbadian industry minister Donville Inniss was sentenced April 27, 2021, in Brooklyn U.S. District Court to two years in prison for his...
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Former Braskem CEO Pleads Guilty to FCPA Charges
Jose Carlos Grubisich, former CEO of Brazilian petrochemical company Braskem S.A., pleaded guilty April 15, 2021, in Brooklyn U.S. District Court...
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Machine Manufacturer Settles BIS Charge of Illegal Exports
MDA Precision LLC, of Gilroy, Calif., agreed April 30, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $60,000 civil penalty for exporting...
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Md. Company Settles BIS Export Violations
Harsimran Singh and Panther Trading Company (PTC) of Lansdowne, Md., agreed April 15, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a...
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MoneyGram Pays for Serving Blocked Prison Inmates
Dallas-based MoneyGram Payment Systems agreed April 29, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a $34,328.78 civil penalty...
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SAP Pays $8 Million to Settle Export Violations
In the first resolution under a two-year-old Justice policy on voluntary self-disclosures (VSDs), German software manufacturer SAP SE agreed April...
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Steel Firm Settles Charges For Hiring Iranian Engineers
A designer and manufacturer of prefabricated steel structures agreed April 19, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a...
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Export Controls

Appeals Court Opens Door to Online Gun Blueprints
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals April 27, 2021, opened the door to online gun blueprints, reversing a lower court's injunction against moving...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Imposes Russian Sanctions for Election Interference
In an effort to kill multiple birds with one stone, the Biden administration April 15, 2021, imposed additional financial sanctions on Russia in...
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In Vienna, JCPOA Talks Turn to Sequencing
In the game of "you first, no you first" talks toward the U.S. rejoining the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) have become, everyone...
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Treasury Begins Review of U.S. Sanctions Policy
As promised from the first days of the administration, Deputy Treasury Secretary Wally Adeyemo April 1, 2021, began a "top to bottom" review of...
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Policy Briefs

GOP Senators Want Answers on Protecting U.S. Technology
Specifically citing reports of China's efforts to evade U.S. regulations, a trio of Republican senators April 13, 2021, asked the Biden...
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Legislation Would Restrict Exports of Personal Data
In draft legislation released April 15, 2021, Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.) seeks to regulate the export of Americans' sensitive personal information to...
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New EU Rules Set Global AI Standards
In 2016, Europe set tough legal rules and stiff penalties governing IT companies, foreign or domestic, misusing European Union (EU) citizens' data...
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End Notes

END NOTES
EXPORT ENFORCEMENT : Leon Madorsky of Pittsburgh was indicted April 27 in Pittsburgh U.S. District Court on export charges. In October 2020,...
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