Source: The U.S. Department of the Treasury – OFAC National Oilwell Varco, Inc., a Delaware corporation, and its subsidiaries Dreco Energy Services, Ltd. (“Dreco”) and NOV Elmar (“Elmar”) have agreed to settle their potential civil liability for apparent violations of the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. part 515 (CACR), the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce-BIS Alexey Barysheff of Brooklyn, New York, a naturalized citizen of the United States, was arrested on federal charges of illegally exporting controlled technology from the United States to end-users in Russia. Simultaneously, two Russian nationals, Dmitrii Aleksandrovich Karpenko and Alexey Krutilin, were arrested in Denver, Colorado, on charges of conspiring […]

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DDTC invites to attend a webinar introducing the first release of the Defense Export Control Compliance System (DECCS); the IT Modernization effort which will replace DTrade and EFS with an easy to use, online system that provides industry with a content rich home page, the ability to save work in progress, and the ability to […]

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Source: The Wall Street Journal WASHINGTON—The Obama administration agreed to back the lifting of United Nations sanctions on two Iranian state banks blacklisted for financing Iran’s ballistic-missile program on the same day in January that Tehran released four American citizens from prison, according to U.S. officials and congressional staff briefed on the deliberations. The U.N. […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Company Allegedly Violated Sanctions by Facilitating U.S. Dollar Transactions on Behalf of a North Korean Bank with Ties to Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Four Chinese nationals and a trading company based in Dandong, China, were charged by criminal complaint unsealed today with conspiring to […]

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Source: The Wall Street Journal The U.S. Commerce Department on Wednesday added dozens of Russian entities to an export-control list, as it continued to make its presence felt in sanctions enforcement. Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security said in a notice published Wednesday in the Federal Register that it added 81 names to its Entity […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Syed Vaqar Ashraf, 71, of Lahore, Pakistan, was sentenced today to 33 months in prison by U.S. District Judge Rosemary Marquez of the District of Arizona. Ashraf previously pleaded guilty to conspiracy to export defense controlled items without a license. Assistant Attorney General for National […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Wenxia Man, aka Wency Man, 45, of San Diego, was sentenced today to 50 months in prison for conspiring to export and cause the export of fighter jet engines, an unmanned aerial vehicle – commonly known as a drone – and related technical data to […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This final rule implements changes that were proposed on May 22, 2015, in a proposed rule entitled Revisions to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Harmonization of the Destination Control Statements. This final rule revises the destination control statement in § 758.6 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS In this interim final rule, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) amends the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to make certain items subject to the EAR and to impose on those items a license requirement for export and reexport to all destinations, except Canada. Specifically, this rule classifies […]

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