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Export Laws Violation – Western Advanced Engineering

Commerce Department settles with Western Advanced Engineering on Export Laws Violation. Commerce/BIS Settles with Western Advanced Engineering Company (WAECO) and C.A. Litzler Co., Inc. of Cleveland, OH. Litzler to Pay $45,000 Penalty to Settle Violation by WAECO before Acquisition by Litzler. Source: http://efoia.bis.doc.gov/index.php/component/docman/doc_download/929-e2371?Itemid * Respondents: Western Advanced Engineering Company (WAECO), 955 North Elm, Orange, CA, […]

EAR Deemed Export Violation – Intevac Settles for $115,000

EAR Deemed Export Intevac, Inc. settled with the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security (BIS) for five violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Regulations that Intervac violated are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774 (2013). The charged violations occurred between 2007 and 2010. The […]

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OFAC Violations Iran – GAC Bunker Fuels Pays $157,500

OFAC Violations Iran: GAC Bunker Fuels (USA) LLC to Pay $157,500 to Settle Alleged Violation of Iranian Sanctions (Source: http://www.treasury.gov/resource-center/sanctions/CivPen/Documents/20140331_gac_bunker.pdf) GAC Shipping (USA), Inc., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on behalf of GAC Bunker Fuels (USA) LLC (“GAC”), of Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $157,500 to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) to […]

US Space Industry Deep Dive Assessment

US Space Industry ‘Deep Dive’ Final Dataset Findings prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and its Industrial Base Surveys and Assessments. In June 2012, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation, in coordination with the U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration […]

UK BIS Export Control Notice Russia License Suspension

UK BIS Export Control Publishes Notice that All Licenses for Export to Russian Military that could be used against the Ukraine 1. In response to the growing concerns in relation to events in Russia and Ukraine, Foreign Secretary William Hague (UK BIS Export Control) made the following statement to the House of Commons on 18 […]

Ukraine - President Obama Blocks Property of Certain Persons

Ukraine – President Obama Blocks Property of Certain Persons

By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, including the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (50 U.S.C. 1701 et seq.) (IEEPA), the National Emergencies Act (50 U.S.C. 1601 et seq.) (NEA), section 212(f) of the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1952 (8 U.S.C. […]

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ITAR Compliance Violations - Esterline Technologies

ITAR Compliance Violations – Esterline Technologies

Washington, DC – 03/05/2014:The U.S. Department of State’s DDTC concluded an administrative settlement with Esterline Technologies Corporation of Bellevue, Washington, for its ineffective ITAR Compliance Program and alleged violations. This settlement is to resolve alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) (22 U.S.C. 2778) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 […]

Economic Espionage - DuPont Trade Secrets to China

Economic Espionage – DuPont Trade Secrets to China

DuPont Trade Secrets to China – On March 5, 2014, a federal jury in the Northern District of California found two individuals and one company guilty of economic espionage, theft of trade secrets, bankruptcy fraud, tax evasion, and obstruction of justice for their roles in a long-running effort to obtain U.S. trade secrets for the […]

Export Compliance Program - Insp Gen Criticizes NASA's

Export Compliance Program – Insp Gen Criticizes NASA’s

REVIEW OF NASA ITAR AND EXPORT COMPLIANCE PROGRAM – FOREIGN NATIONAL ACCESS ISSUES AT AMES RESEARCH CENTER Report made by NASA Inspector General February 26, 2014 Beginning in 2009, Federal law enforcement agencies received complaints that foreign nationals working as contractors at NASA’s Ames Research Center (Ames) in California had been given improper access to […]

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Export Violation - Hazardous Materials to Saudi Arabia

Export Violation – Hazardous Materials to Saudi Arabia

Hazardous Materials to Saudi Arabia – On February 21, 2014, Hasan Ibrahim was sentenced in the Northern District of California to 30 days imprisonment, 3 years of supervised release, and a $2,200 special assessment. Hazardous Materials on a commercial air flight to Saudi Arabia not properly labeled or packaged got Mr. Ibrahim in trouble, again.  […]

Iran Sanctions Lifted - secures first release of $550M

Iran Sanctions Lifted – secures first release of $550M

$550 million of $4.2 billion is being released under this action have Iran Sanctions lifted.  The deal was made by the White house, a senior U.S. official reported.  The installment should be received around Feb. 1, the official said, adding that all the installments would be completed in July, according to the payment schedule. “The […]

Smuggling AR-15 Parts to Mexico - Hesles Sentenced

Smuggling AR-15 Parts to Mexico – Hesles Sentenced

Ammunition to Mexico – DDTC On January 28, 2014, in the Western District of Texas, Richard Hesles, Jr., and his brother, Damien Hesles were sentenced to 120 months and 110 months in federal prison, respectively, In connection with a scheme to smuggle over 6,000 rounds of ammunition and hundreds of firearm magazines into the Republic […]

Bank of Moscow Sanctions - Settles  for $14,063,000

Bank of Moscow Sanctions – Settles for $14,063,000

January 27, 2014: “Bank of Moscow Sanctions” Bank of Moscow Settles Potential Civil Liability for Alleged Violations of Executive Order 13382 of June 28, 2005, and the Weapons of Mass Destruction Proliferators Sanctions Regulations. Joint-Stock Commercial Bank “Bank of Moscow”, of Moscow, Russian Federation, has agreed to remit $9,492,525 to settle potential civil liability for […]

U.S. CBP Seeks Comments - Scientific or Education?

U.S. CBP Seeks Comments – Scientific or Education?

U.S. Customs and Border Protection CBP and Homeland Security – 79 FR 3842-3843: Agencies Information Collection Activities Seeks Comments – Scientific or Education?: Declaration of the Ultimate Consignee That Articles Were Exported for Temporary Scientific or Educational Purposes * AGENCY: U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), Department of Homeland Security (DHS). * ACTION: 30-Day Notice […]

Clearstream

$152 million agreement with Clearstream Banking, S.A.

The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) today announced a $152 million agreement with Clearstream Banking, S.A. (“Clearstream”)  to settle the institution’s potential civil liability for apparent violations of U.S. sanctions against Iran. Today’s settlement resolves OFAC’s investigation surrounding Clearstream’s use of its omnibus account with a U.S. financial institution to […]

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