The Export Practitioner
Volume 36, Number 1

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. The Export Practitioner is the only monthly magazine devoted exclusively to news and analysis of U.S. export controls and trade sanctions.

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Wassenaar Members Update Computer Performance Controls


The Wassenaar Arrangement (WA) was not only able to hold its annual plenary Dec. 23, 2021, but also it updated the performance level on top-shelf computers for the first time in three years.
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Atlanta Man Gets Prison for False Export Information

An Atlanta man was sentenced to 19 months in prison followed by two years' supervised release for submitting false or misleading export information. Shawn Sabi received the sentence Dec. 13, 2021, in Savannah, Ga., U.S. District Court. He pleaded guilty in May. In March 2021, Sabi "did...


Former Navy Sailor Sent to Prison for Military Exports

A former U.S. Navy sailor was sentenced Dec. 21, 2021, in San Diego U.S. District Court to 30 months in prison and a $20,000 fine for conspiracy to export sensitive military equipment, including ballistic helmets and plates, to China. Ye Sang "Ivy" Wang pleaded guilty in July. Her husband,...


Md. Business Owner Pleads Guilty to Illegal Exports

The owner of a Md. export and logistics business pleaded guilty Dec. 17, 2021, in Baltimore U.S. District Court to charges of attempting to export goods, including five ionization chambers and one fission chamber, to Hong Kong without the required licenses. Jorge Orencel owned and operated...


TD Bank Settles More OFAC Sanctions Charges

Delaware-based financial institution TD Bank, N.A. (TDBNA) agreed Dec. 23, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a $115,005.04 civil penalty to settle charges of violating North Korea and other sanctions. Specifically, the bank "processed 1,479 transactions totaling...


Two Brothers Plead Guilty in Odebrecht Bribery Scheme

Two brothers, both dual citizens of Panama and Italy, pleaded guilty in Brooklyn U.S. District Court to conspiracy to commit money laundering for their roles in a bribery scheme involving Brazilian construction conglomerate Odebrecht S.A. and a high-ranking government official in Panama....


Unnamed Individual Settles OFAC Iran Sanctions Charges

An unnamed U.S. citizen agreed Dec. 8, 2021, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) a $133,860 civil penalty to settle four charges of violating Iran sanctions. Between February and March 2016, the individual "arranged for, and received, four payments on behalf of an Iranian...


Administration Takes Action on Dozens of Chinese Firms

In a coordinated action, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 45 firms to its respective block lists to address ongoing threats to U.S. national security and foreign policy, both human rights abuses in Xinjiang and support of...


Agencies Impose Export Controls on Cambodia

Don't say you weren't warned. In the latest in a string of administration action, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Dec. 9, 2021, imposed export controls on Cambodia to address corruption, human rights abuses and China's growing...


BIS Will Revisit Proposed License Amendments

What was old is new again. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) intends to publish a proposed rule on export license amendments in 2022, Timothy Mooney, senior export policy analyst with the agency's Regulatory Policy Division, told the Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee...


Initiative Connects Export Controls, Human Rights

Just in time for International Human Rights Day, the White House and allies Australia, Denmark and Norway Dec. 10, 2021, launched the Export Controls and Human Rights Initiative, continuing the Biden administration's focus on the connection between human rights and national security. Other...


Allies Target Belarus SOEs, Sovereign Debt

Along with its major allies, the Biden administration Dec. 2, 2021, imposed further sanctions on Belarus "in response to the Lukashenka regime's blatant disregard for international norms and the wellbeing of its own citizens." Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) designated 20...


EU, U.S. Coordinate Sanctions on Russia

The Biden administration's push to have the European Union (EU) finalize a broad package of sanctions against Russian banks and energy companies is proving far more difficult for the 27-member body than expected. A large part of the difficulty is that 40 percent of Europe's energy needs comes...


OFAC Authorizes Certain Transactions with Taliban

Almost four months after withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, the Biden administration Dec. 22, 2021, authorized certain transactions with the Afghan government "to facilitate the continued flow of humanitarian assistance and other support for the Afghan people." Specifically, Treasury's...


Census Nears Proposal on Puerto Rico Filing Requirement

Census is close to publishing a Federal Register notice in response to comments on removing export filing requirements from shipments from U.S. states to Puerto Rico, Omari Wooden, Census assistant division chief, trade outreach and regulations, told the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)...


Census Proposes Adding Country of Origin to AES

It's December, time for changes to the Automated Export System (AES). Census proposed one AES change and announced another as a done deal, that will add clarity to the agency's record-keeping and will force exporters to keep track of one more data point. In the Federal Register Dec. 15, 2021,...


NDAA Passes Without Export, Sanctions Amendments

When the Senate passed the 2022 National Defense Authorization Act (NDAA) in an 88-11 vote Dec. 15, 2021, the compromise bill did not include two high-profile amendments: one that would impose mandatory sanctions on Nord Stream 2 AG, and the other that would reinstate congressional notification...



NOMINATIONS : In slew of voice votes before leaving for holiday recess, Senate Dec. 18 confirmed Elizabeth Rosenberg as Treasury assistant secretary for terrorist financing and Matthew Axelrod as BIS assistant secretary for export enforcement…Four days earlier, Senate confirmed Thea Kendler to...