For those of you in the crude oil exporting business, life has just gotten a little bit easier. The Commerce Department has eased license restrictions for U.S. exports of crude oil.
Regular readers of this blog will know that, effective July 1, 2014, DDTC completed the revision of four USML categories. The transition deadline for licenses under these revised categories is quickly approaching.
A Florida woman, Amin Yu, was charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to illegally export U.S. technology to a Chinese state-owned entity. The indictment includes, among other things, alleged AES violations.
Here’s one for all the Human Resources professionals out there. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (the “OSC”) has issued a response to a request for guidance regarding complying with antidiscrimination and export control laws.
How do you build a “culture of trade compliance” in your organization? You might as well ask, “How do you eat an elephant?” In both cases, the answer is seemingly simple, yet also complex.
A Chinese national has been arrested in connection with a plot to illegally export high-grade carbon fiber from the United States to China. Among other things, he attempted to describe the fibers as "bananas" on shipping paperwork.
A Singapore man, Lim Yong Nam (aka Steven Lim) was extradited to the U.S. from Indonesia to face charges stemming from his alleged role in a conspiracy to illegally export radio frequency modules to Iran.
Earlier this month, Erdal Kuyumcu, the CEO of Global Metallurgy, LLC, was arrested for allegedly exporting a cobalt-nickel metallic powder from the United States to Iran.
Buried in the depths of the Federal Register notices published by DDTC, BIS and OFAC is an often-overlooked section that contains some very interesting predictions.
The revision of USML Category XII was first published as a proposed rule on May 5, 2015, for public comment. The number of public comments received caused the Department of State to reevaluate the original proposed rule change and to draft a new proposed rule change (published February 19, 2016).