Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS The Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce (“BIS”), has notified Access USA Shipping, LLC, d/b/a MyUS.com and f/k/a Access USA Shipping, Inc., of Sarasota, Florida (“Access”), of its intention to initiate an administrative proceeding against Access pursuant to Section 766.3 of the Export Administration Regulations […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Combined Penalty of $1.19 Billion with Department of Commerce and Department of Treasury Actions Shows All of Government Approach to Sanctions Enforcement ZTE Corporation has agreed to enter a guilty plea and to pay a $430,488,798 penalty to the U.S. for conspiring to violate the […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice Alexander Posobilov, 62, of Houston, Texas, was sentenced to 135 months in prison for conspiring to export and illegally exporting controlled microelectronics to Russia, and for conspiring to launder money. The sentence was announced by Acting Assistant Attorney General for National Security Mary B. McCord and U.S Attorney Robert L. […]

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Source: U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today announced a $515,400 settlement with United Medical Instruments, Inc. (“UMI”), a company incorporated in California. UMI agreed to settle its potential civil liability for 56 alleged violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations, […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice Ali Caby, a/k/a “Alex Caby,” 40, a U.S. permanent resident currently residing in Bulgaria; Arash Caby, a/k/a “Axel Caby,” 43, of Miami, Florida; and Marjan Caby, 34, of Miami, Florida, were arrested and charged with exporting prohibited articles to Syria, in violation of the Syria trade embargo, commerce regulations and […]

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Source: Miami Herald Abrahán José Aguilar Sánchez, one of three Venezuelans accused of attempting to illegally export firearms and bullets to Venezuela, has pleaded guilty to the charges. Aguilar Sánchez, 35, was the third and last of the three Venezuelans arrested in the case. He pleaded guilty Wednesday before U.S. District Judge Cecilia Altonaga. Alfredo […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS. In accordance with the memorandum from the Assistant to the President and Chief of Staff, entitled “Regulatory Freeze Pending Review,” published on January 24, 2017, the implementation date of one revision implemented by the final rule entitled “Commerce Control List: Removal of Certain Nuclear Nonproliferation (NP) Column 2 […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to implement the India–U.S. Joint Statement of June 7, 2016 (June Statement), which recognized the United States and India as Major Defense Partners. This rule amends the EAR by establishing a […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule requires persons intending to export or reexport to Hong Kong any item subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL) for national security (NS), missile technology (MT), nuclear nonproliferation (NP column 1), or chemical and biological weapons (CB) reasons […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule revises the policy of review for applications for licenses to export or reexport to Sudan certain items that are intended to ensure the safety of civil aviation or the safe operation of fixed-wing, commercial passenger aircraft. Such applications will now be reviewed under a general policy […]

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