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Today U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross announced that (“ZTE Corporation”) and (“ZTE Kangxun”) (a.k.a. “ZTE”) has agreed to pay additional $1 billion and place $400 million in suspended money escrow to replace denial order imposed by BIS for the violation of the settlement agreement reached in March 2017. ZTE is the largest telecommunications company […]

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Erdal Kuyumcu, the U.S. citizen and the CEO of the Woodside based Global Metallurgy, LLC, was penalized with a jail time for exporting to Iran, a metallic powder primarily composed of cobalt and nickel. Such metals are regulated by the U.S. Department of Commerce to combat nuclear proliferation and terrorism, thus exporting them without the […]

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President’s Executive Order yesterday (August 24, 2017) imposed additional sanctions with respect to the situation in Venezuela. U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC has published four Venezuela-related General Licenses on August 25, 2017. General Licenses will authorize the below described transactions: General License 1 This general license authorizes activities necessary to Wind Down Existing […]

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  Many times it is a challenging act to correctly implement a restricted and denied party screening process. Challenges would include the following: • What is the best timing for the screening? • Who might be the best person or job function to manage the screening process? • How to reduce the false positive hits […]

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