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.

September 2019

Features

Despite Good Efforts, Iran Deal's Future Looks Bleak
A European Union (EU) initiative, spearheaded by French President Emmanuel Macron, to prevent Iran and the U.S. going to war may be sidelined by new U.S. sanctions on Iran.
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Focus on Enforcement

Deutsche Bank Agrees to Pay $16 Million for FCPA Violations
Global financial firm Deutsche Bank agreed Aug. 22, 2019, to pay the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) more than $16 million to settle...
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Dual U.S.-Iranian Citizen Indicted for Machine Exports
A dual U.S.-Iranian citizen was arrested and charged in a scheme to ship prohibited items, including computer numerical control (CNC) machines, to...
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German Gets Time Served for Exporting Turbine Parts
A German citizen was sentenced to time served for conspiring to export about $1 million worth of gas turbine parts to Iran without a license from...
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Iranian Citizen Pleads Guilty to Illegal Technology Exports
An employee of an Iranian company blocked by Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) pleaded guilty to participating in a conspiracy to...
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Iranian National Pleads Guilty to Carbon Fiber Exports
An Iranian national admitted to exporting carbon fiber to Iran between 2008 and July 2013 without licenses from Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets...
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Juniper Networks Settles SEC Bribery Charges
Sunnyvale, Calif., networking firm Juniper Networks agreed Aug. 29, 2019, to pay $11.7 million to settle Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC)...
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OFAC Slaps Two Firms for Reporting Violations
In two cases that highlight the risks of hiding information from the federal government, Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Aug. 8,...
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Russian National Charged with Exporting Rifle Parts
A Russian national was charged with illegally exporting, attempting to export and conspiring to export rifle parts and accessories to Russia...
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Russian National Gets Time Served for Defense Exports
A Russian national was sentenced to time served on charges of conspiring to illegally export military-grade night-vision rifle scopes, thermal...
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Truck Manufacturer Settles Violations of Iran Sanctions
Bellevue, Wash., truck manufacturer PACCAR Inc. agreed Aug. 6, 2019, to pay Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) $1.7 million to...
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Two Indicted in Scheme to Violate Iran Sanctions
A federal indictment was unsealed Aug. 15, 2019, in Sacramento U.S. District Court against Dariush Niknia, operator of Euro Auto Sales in Elk...
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U.S. Citizen Gets 30 Years in Prison for Weapons Exports
A naturalized U.S. citizen living in Egypt was sentenced to 30 years in prison for conspiring to acquire, transfer and use missiles and missile...
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Export Controls

DDTC Moves Radars to CCL, Extends Software Controls
Public comments do make a difference. State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) Aug. 30, 2019, moved certain lower performing radars and...
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Export Controls Are Confusing, Burdensome, Businesses Say
Aside from that, how was the play, Mrs. Lincoln? While the president received immediate pushback to his off-handed tweet that U.S. companies should...
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Gun Industry Rallies Members on Publication of Final Rules
Industry groups are turning on the "big guns" in support of transfer of items from U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories I, II and III, including...
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Trade Sanctions

Administration Steps up Sanctions on Venezuela
If it looks like a duck and quacks like a duck, it's a duck. After the White House issued an executive order (EO) Aug. 5, 2019, blocking Venezuelan...
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OFAC Updates Iran Rules to Include New Sectors
Three months after the White House authorized further sanctions on Iran's iron, steel, aluminum and copper sectors, Treasury's Office of Foreign...
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Policy Briefs

BIS Adds Four Chinese Nuclear Firms to Entity List
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Aug. 14, 2019, added 17 entities to its Entity List in Armenia, Belgium, Canada, China, Georgia, Hong...
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BIS Extends Huawei General License, Issues Advisory
As perhaps could be expected given history, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Aug. 19, 2019, extended a narrow and temporary General License...
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BIS Under Secretary Nominee Returns to ITA
In an administration that is seen to have a higher than usual turnover rate, it is not surprising that one nominee walked away during the...
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Ex-Im Could Back More Dual-Use Transactions
After several years of monitoring just a few dual-use export transactions, that number could increase now that Export-Import (Ex-Im) Bank has a...
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End Notes

END NOTES
NORTH KOREA : Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Aug. 30, 2019, designated two Taiwanese individuals and three Taiwan and Hong...
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