The Export Practitioner
Volume 35, Number 7

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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U.S., EU Officials Address Privacy Shield, Cyber Crime

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While the bilateral deal on aircraft subsidies got most of the press, the U.S. and the EU also moved forward on other contentious issues during the meeting of government leaders June 15, 2021, including negotiations to replace the U.S.-EU Privacy Shield.
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Five Indicted for Exporting Defense Articles to Russia

An indictment was unsealed June 21, 2021, in Los Angeles U.S. District Court against five individuals on charges of exporting thermal riflescopes, weapons sights, monoculars and night-vision goggles to Russia without State licenses. Elena Shifrin, of Mundelein, Ill., and Vladimir Pridacha, of...

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Florida Security Manufacturer Settles BIS Export Charges

Security product manufacturer Skyline USA, Inc. of Sanford, Fla., agreed June 23, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $140,000 civil penalty to settle 16 export charges. The company exported stun guns, police batons, handcuffs and pepper spray to Colombia, Guatemala,...

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Former Banker Settles SEC FCPA Violations in Ghana

Former Goldman Sachs banker Asante Berko agreed June 23, 2021, to disgorge $275,000 in a final judgment with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). Berko was charged in April 2020 in Brooklyn U.S. District Court with violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) (see The Export...

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Italian Firm Pleads Guilty to Arctic Export Charges

An Italian company pleaded guilty to export charges in a scheme to procure a Vectra 40G power turbine from a U.S. manufacturer and ship the Vectra to a blocked Russian company that intended to use the turbine on an Arctic deepwater drilling platform. GVA International Oil and Gas Services (GVA)...

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Manufacturer Settles Charges of Exporting with Knowledge

Patriot3, Inc., a manufacturer of equipment for special forces and law enforcement in Fredericksburg, Va., agreed June 28, 2021, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $200,000 civil penalty for exporting maritime jet boots with underwater propulsion systems (JetBoots) to military end...

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Portland Package Forwarder Settles BIS Export Charges

Package forwarding company USGoBuy, LLC, of Portland, Ore., agreed June 17, 2021, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $20,000 civil penalty to settle two charges of exporting five riflescopes to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) and China without the required licenses in 2015. The...

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Turkish National Charged with Exporting USML Drawings

A Turkish national was charged with exporting U.S. Munitions List (USML) technical data to employees of a Turkish manufacturer between July 2015 and November 2017 without the required licenses. Arif Ugur faced the charges June 22, 2021, in Boston U.S. District Court. Between July 2015 and...

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UK Engineering Firm Pays $43 Million to Settle FCPA Charges

Amec Foster Wheeler Limited, a subsidiary of John Wood Group plc, a United Kingdom (UK)-based global engineering company, agreed June 25, 2021, to pay $43 million to settle Justice and Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) charges of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). The...

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India Membership on Menu at Nuclear Group Plenary

One of the lingering issues in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) over the past several years is India's membership in the fourth multilateral export regime. At the plenary meeting held June 24-25, 2021, after a year off, the group "continued to consider all aspects of the implementation of the...

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Republican Senators Demand List of Emerging Technology

In a sign that lawmakers read commission reports, a group of ten Republican lawmakers, including Sens. Tom Cotton (R-Ark.), John Cornyn (R-Texas) and Ben Sasse (R-Neb.), June 15, 2021, called on Commerce to immediately identify "emerging and foundational technologies" that could define future...

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White House Pushes Export Controls in Supply Chain Review

The administration will need to walk and chew gum at the same time, according to a White House report on supply chain vulnerabilities published June 8, 2021. Future policy must rebuild the small and medium-sized business manufacturing base, and at the same time, diversify international suppliers...

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Allies Impose Sanctions on Belarus over Repression

The White House and its allies kept its promise by imposing sanctions June 21, 2021, on Belarus over "the Lukashenka regime's escalating violence and repression," including forcefully commandeering a commercial flight between two European Union (EU) nations. For its part, Treasury's Office of...

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Biden Blocks U.S. Investment in Chinese Defense Firms

With the stroke of a pen June 3, 2021, President Biden banned U.S. investment in 59 Chinese defense and surveillance technology firms, some of which will sound familiar to loyal readers, that "undermine the security or democratic values of the United States and our allies." Included on the...

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Biden, Putin Tee Up Full Slate of Diplomatic Work

The U.S. and Russian presidents agreed to launch a comprehensive list of discussions framed by shared self-interest, the leaders said after meeting in Geneva June 16, 2021. During a summit the two leaders separately called "straightforward" and "productive," they teed up a wide range of topics to...

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Commerce Formally Pulls Bans on TikTok, WeChat

Another of its predecessor's policies dropped June 23, 2021, when Commerce rescinded the identification of prohibited transactions with respect to TikTok and WeChat mobile applications. Two weeks earlier, the Biden administration revoked its predecessor's potential bans on the two Chinese...

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ENTITY LIST : Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) June 24 added five Xinjiang-based companies to its Entity List: Hoshine Silicon Industry (Shanshan); Xinjiang Daqo New Energy; Xinjiang East Hope Nonferrous Metals; Xinjiang GCL New Energy Material Technology, and the Xinjiang Production and...

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