Tag: Russia

It’s one thing to have your name in the news as part of a settlement agreement for export control violations.  It’s quite another to be publicly called out by the government for apparently ignoring the new Russia sanctions.  That’s exactly what happened earlier this month, when the Commerce Department issued a press release identifying dozens…

Over the past month, we’ve been inundated with calls and emails from people trying to export defense items to Ukraine.  Mostly firearms, ammunition and body armor.  The majority of these questions seem to come from former U.S. military personnel who are travelling to that area of the world to lend their expertise and help.  It…

December 1989.  Dresden, East Germany.  The Berlin Wall has fallen, heralding the end of the Cold War.  A surge of pro-democracy sentiment sweeps through Eastern Europe.  One fateful night in December, a crowd of demonstrators tries to storm a nondescript building known to be the East German headquarters of the KGB.  Rushing outside, a panicked,…

The end of April saw a double whammy of belt-tightening for many exporters as the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) imposed additional restrictions on the exports, reexports or transfers of specific goods, equipment materials or software to China, Russia, and Venezuela. Changes Continue to Occur Last week, we reported on the changes being addressed…