The Export Practitioner
Volume 35, Number 6

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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The Exporting Source

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Putin Tests Rules-Based Order at Geneva Summit

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With just days before President Biden meets Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva, the administration is caught between imposing harsher sanctions for Russia's most recent transgressions and maintaining a working relationship with an uncompromising autocrat.
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Austin Wholesaler Pays to Settle Export Charges

TeleDynamics LLP of Austin, Texas, agreed May 17, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $55,000 civil penalty to settle 10 charges of violating export regulations between August and October 2014. The firm forwarded rifle scopes, classified under Export Control...

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Austrian Bankers Indicted in Odebrecht Bribery Scheme

An indictment against Austrian bank executives Peter Weinzierl and Alexander Waldstein was unsealed May 25, 2021, in Brooklyn U.S. District Court on charges of conspiracy for their roles in a money laundering and bribery scheme involving Odebrecht S.A., a Brazilian global construction...

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Dubai Trading Firm Settles BIS Charges of False Statement

Alsima Middle East General Trading in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (UAE), agreed May 28, 2021, to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $25,000 civil penalty to settle two charges of violating its export regulations. In October 2015, Alsima "made false and misleading representations,...

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Dutch Firm Settles BIS Charges of Iran Exports

Dutch firm Kleiss & Co. BV agreed May 3, 2021, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $60,000 civil penalty to settle two charges of exporting extruded butyl sealants to Iran without the required licenses. The sealants were worth $20,951 and designated EAR99. Despite a previous...

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Former Chadian Diplomats Indicted on Bribery Charges

An indictment against two former Chadian diplomats was unsealed May 20, 2021, in D.C. U.S. District Court on charges of soliciting and accepting a $2 million bribe from a Canadian start-up energy company and conspiring to launder the bribe payment between August 2009 and July 2014. Mahamoud...

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Former PDVSA Official Sentenced for Taking Bribes

A former official of Venezuela's state-owned energy company, Petroleos de Venezuela S.A. (PDVSA), was sentenced May 6, 2021, in Houston U.S. District Court to 12 months and one day for conspiracy. The July 2017 guilty plea of Jose Orlando Camacho of Miami was unsealed in September 2018. At...

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Honeywell Pays $13 Million to Settle ITAR Violations

Honeywell International agreed May 3, 2021, to pay a $13 million civil penalty to settle 34 charges of violating the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Of that, the department suspended $5 million on the condition that the funds will be used for department-approved remedial...

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Jury Convicts Iranian Citizen on Military Export Charges

A federal jury in San Antonio U.S. District Court May 7, 2021, convicted Mehrdad Ansari, an Iranian citizen and resident of the United Arab Emirates (UAE), for his role in a four-year scheme to obtain dual-use and military parts for Iran without licenses from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...

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Las Vegas Resident Charged in Illegal Iran Export Scheme

An indictment against Tina Chen was unsealed May 27, 2021, in Las Vegas U.S. District Court on charges of exporting electronic and computer components, including a photomultiplier and two bandpass filters, to Iran via Hong Kong from November 2015 to May 2019 without the required licenses from...

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Malaysians Sentenced for Illegal Firearm Exports

Two Malaysian nationals were sentenced May 28, 2021, in Boston U.S. District Court for conspiring to violate Arms Export Control Act (AECA) for the illegal exports of firearm parts, including gun barrels, a firing pin and a gun sight, to Hong Kong in 2018 without the required export licenses....

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N.J. Man Gets Probation for Foreign Bribery

Deck Won Kang of Englewood Cliffs, N.J., was sentenced May 19, 2021, in Newark U.S. District Court to three years' probation for violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA). Kang paid $100,000 in bribes to a South Korean government official to obtain and retain contracts from January 2009...

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N.J. Man Sent to Prison for Firearm Parts Exports

A New Jersey man was sentenced May 25, 2021, in Newark U.S. District Court to 24 months in prison for exporting controlled firearm components and parts, ammunition, night-vision goggles and bulletproof vests to Russia and Ukraine from May 2014 through October 2018 without the required State or...

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N.Y. Firm Settles Charges of Exporting Lasers to China

Photonics Industries International in Ronkonkoma, N.Y., agreed May 28, 2021, to pay Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) a $350,000 civil penalty to settle five charges of violating export regulations. The company exported RGH-1064-30 picosecond laser systems to China without the required BIS...

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DDTC Proposed Rule Would Make Telework Permanent

Some exporters may be able to keep their yoga pants and pajama bottoms. As expected, State May 27, 2021, proposed a rule to make permanent the definition of "regular employee" to allow continued telework operations. The rule would also "clarify the contractual relationships that meet the...

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With Appeals Court Mandate, 3D-Printed Guns Move to BIS

And that, as they say, is that. Armed with a mandate from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and State June 1, 2021, formally notified the public that 3D-printed guns and their associated files are now under BIS jurisdiction. "Software and technical data...

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Senators Reintroduce Bill to Lift Cuba Embargo

Lawmakers took another step toward chipping away at the Cuba embargo May 19, 2021, when a bipartisan group of senators reintroduced the Freedom to Export to Cuba Act (S.1694), a bill that would lift the trade embargo on the island. Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.) and...

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Post-Brexit End-Use Controls and (Sometimes) Part 744

By David Hayes * The very heart of being a sovereign nation is providing security of one's borders, of one's internal situation, and security against anyone attacking one's nation. That is the very heart of what I believe is sovereignty. -- John Warner End-use controls in the United...

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Rural Broadband Push Could Ice Chinese Firms

In several speeches, including to Congress, President Biden has argued that if the U.S. is going to truly catch and beat China in technological endeavors, it must build a 5G infrastructure. To that end, he has allocated $100 billion for broadband expansion in his proposed infrastructure bill and...

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END NOTES

VENEZUELA : Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) June 1 issued General License (GL) 8H, extending previous GL that authorized transactions involving Petróleos de Venezuela, S.A. (PdVSA) necessary for maintenance of operations for Chevron, Halliburton, Schlumberger Limited, Baker...

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