Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS On March 24, 2016, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule, Temporary General License. The March 24 final rule created a temporary general license that restored, for a specified time period, the licensing requirements and policies under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) for exports, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC HyperBranch Medical Technology, Inc. (“HyperBranch”) of Durham, North Carolina, has agreed to pay $107,691.30 to settle potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 560 (the “Regulations”). Specifically: (1) on or about April 15, 2011, HyperBranch appears to have […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to revise the existing Validated End-User (VEU) list for the People’s Republic of China by updating the list of eligible items and destinations (facilities) for VEU Advanced Micro Devices, Inc. (AMD). Specifically, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule revises the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) guidance regarding administrative enforcement cases based on violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), other than violations of Part 760 – restrictive trade practices and boycotts. The rule sets forth the factors that the Office of Export Enforcement […]

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Source: Defense News Qatar signed a contract Thursday worth €3.8 billion, or $4.28 billion, to buy seven naval vessels from Italy’s Fincantieri shipyard as part of Italy’s largest ever naval export deal. The Gulf nation also signed a pre-contract agreement, or “Letter of Award” with European missile house MBDA to supply Exocet and Aster 30 […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, the CEO of Global Metallurgy LLC, a company based in Woodside, New York, pleaded guilty to one count of conspiring to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act, in connection with the export of specialty metals from the United States to Iran. […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Amin al-Baroudi, 50, a Syrian-born naturalized U.S. citizen, formerly of Irvine, California, was sentenced today to 32 months in prison for conspiring to export U.S.-origin goods from the United States to Syria in violation of sanctions imposed on Syria by the U.S. government. The sentence […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) proposes to amend the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to remove the Special Iraq Reconstruction License (SIRL) from the EAR. The action, if published in final form, would further the objectives of the Retrospective Regulatory Review Initiative that directs […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego, was convicted today by a federal jury in the Southern District of Florida of conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – […]

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