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Cyber-Hacking And Cyberterrorism Are Bringing More Attention To Technology Firms And Software Manufacturers
Should "cyber products" be added to the United States Munitions List (USML)? Cyber-hacking and cyberterrorism are growing concerns for the national security of the United States, so this question could not go unanswered.
United States
7 Dec 2015
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State Department Discusses Whether To Add 'Cyber Products' To The USML
On October 29, 2015, the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) of the Department of State met to discuss the possibility of adding "cyber products" to the United States Munitions List (USML).
United States
4 Dec 2015
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Foreign Investment In The United States: Executive Order To Divest Foreign Investors Withstands Judicial Review
On October 10, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia issued an amended ruling dismissing Ralls Corporation’s challenge to a presidential order requiring divestiture of its interest in four companies engaged in developing wind farms near a Naval base in Oregon.
United States
25 Oct 2013
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Foreign Investment In The United States: Pork, National Security, And The CFIUS Tie That Binds
CFIUS, Export, Customs & Trade, foreign investment, national security
United States
15 Oct 2013
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Manhattan Office Building Would Be The Largest Terrorist-Related Forfeiture
On Monday, September 16, 2013, following a civil complaint originally filed in 2008 by the Manhattan U.S. Attorney's Office, the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York cleared a path for the U.S. government to seize a Manhattan office building located at 650 Fifth Ave., New York, in what U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara called the "largest-ever terrorism-related forfeiture."
United States
10 Oct 2013
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California Divests Iranian Investors
During summer 2010, many of the developed nations initiated sanctions against Iran, a signal that their political discourse was supported by economic realities.
United States
17 May 2011
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Export Compliance – Sign Here Please
Effective July 21, 2008, the U.S. Department of Defense (“DoD”) issued an interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (“DFARS”) to address requirements for complying with export control laws and regulations when performing DoD contracts.
United States
8 Jan 2009
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Russian Companies Penalized Under Iran Nonproliferation Act
On Aug. 4, 2006, the State Department issued sanctions against seven companies under the Iran Nonproliferation Act of 2000. Two prominent Russian companies—Rosoboronexport, the Russian state arms export company, and Sukhoi, a leading Russian aerospace and defense contractor—were named on this list which also included companies from North Korea, Cuba, and India.
United States
15 Dec 2006
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U.S. Lifts Libya’s Terrorist Designation
It was almost two years ago that President Bush terminated the national emergency with Libya, effectively ending the United States’ longstanding unilateral embargo on that country. While this decision represented a major step forward in the normalization of trade relations between the countries, it did not remove all obstacles to doing business with Libya.
United States
15 Sep 2006
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Export, Customs & Trade Enforcement Highlights, Summer 2006
Ingersoll-Rand Company of Woodcliff Lake, N.J. entered into a settlement agreement with BIS under which it will pay a $680,000 civil penalty to settle charges of improperly exporting diaphragm pumps, without the required license, to India and Israel, by misrepresenting facts on an SED, and acting with knowledge that a violation would occur.
United States
15 Sep 2006
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One Step Forward, Two Steps Back: The New Proposed Rule For Export, Reexport & Transfers To The People’s Republic Of China
In 2005, United States companies exported approximately $41 billion worth of items to the People’s Republic of China. During that same time period, American business concerns reportedly lost an estimated $12.5 billion in potential export revenue.
United States
 
15 Sep 2006
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Big Money for BIS: A Fivefold Increase in Maximum Penalties Under the IEEPA
As part of the USA PATRIOT Improvement and Reauthorization Act signed by the President on March 9, 2006, lawmakers added a small piece of legislation entitled the Combating Terrorism Financing Act of 2005 (Title IV) ("the Act"). One of the primary purposes of this Act is to raise the maximum amount for civil penalties under the International Emergency Economic Powers Act from $10,000 per violation (adjusted to $11,000 per violation under the Federal Civil Penalties Adjustment Act of 1990) to $50
United States
16 Jun 2006
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United States Imposes Travel Restrictions on Belarus After Disputed Election
The United States recently introduced punitive measures against Belarus in light of that country’s controversial March 19 presidential election. Belarus is often cited as the last remaining dictatorship in Europe. The country’s president, Alexander Lukashenko, remains an ardent admirer of the former Soviet Union’s authoritarian ways and has been referred to by the White House as "one of the most corrupt leaders of the world." Yet, despite the talk of sanctions, the United States initially has on
United States
14 Jun 2006
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Export, Customs & Trade - Enforcement Highlights
On October 5, 2005, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") entered an order under which ProChem (Proprietary), Limited ("ProChem") (as the successor to Protea Chemicals (Proprietary), Limited ("Protea")) of South Africa, agreed to pay $1,540,000 in civil penalties to settle charges that Protea had committed 220 violations of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") from 1999 to 2003 in connection with exports of potassium cyanide and sodium cyanide to South Afri
United States
7 Apr 2006
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No News Is Good News: BIS Retains Status Quo on Deemed Export Rule
The Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security recently decided to maintain the status quo in its "deemed export" rule, which imposes control of sensitive technology based on a foreign national’s most recent country of citizenship or permanent residence. In maintaining the current rule, BIS has rejected its own Office of Inspector General ("OIG") recommendation to change the rule to the foreign national’s country of birth. In its recommendation, the OIG expressed concern that the cu
United States
7 Apr 2006
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FINCEN Issues New Due Diligence Requirements For Anti-Money Laundering Programs
The Financial Crimes Enforcement Network ("FinCEN") recently has shown an increased assertiveness in its enforcement of anti-money laundering regulations. Both a major bank (ABN AMRO) and securities dealer (Oppenheimer & Company) were assessed penalties in the millions of dollars by FinCEN at the end of last year because of their failure to identify suspicious activities and other systematic defects with their anti-money laundering operations.
United States
4 Apr 2006
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OFAC Reissues Burma Sanctions Regulations
The Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") issued an interim final rule on August 16, 2005, revising the Burmese Sanctions Regulations (the "Regulations"). While Burma has been subject to sanctions since 1997, the passage of the Burmese Freedom and Democracy Act of 2003 (the "Act"), plus President Bush’s Executive Order of July 28, 2003, led to extensive revisions of the Burmese sanctions program. As a result of these amendments, OFAC decided to reissue the Regulations in their entirety.
United States
30 Nov 2005
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Export, Customs & Trade - Enforcement Highlights
The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry of Security ("BIS"), announced on July 28, 2005 that the Chattanooga Group Inc. ("CGI"), a division of Encore Medical Corporation based in Hixson, Tennessee, will pay a $101,000 civil penalty to settle administrative charges that it committed 13 violations of the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") in connection with unauthorized exports of physical therapy equipment from the United States to Iran via Australia without the required export
United States
30 Nov 2005
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UN Trade Sanctions After the Oil-for-Food Program
On October 27, 2005, the United Nations ("UN") released its final report (the "Report") on the investigation of the Oil-for-Food Program ("OFFP"). In addition to highlighting certain structural deficiencies, the Report identified more than 2,200 companies that paid bribes or kickbacks to the Iraqi government in violation of the OFFP. Without issuing a final verdict, the Report essentially provided a roadmap for interested national law enforcement authorities to follow by naming those companies t
United States
30 Nov 2005
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FinCEN Issues New Anti-Money Laundering Rule For Dealers in Precious Metals, Precious Stones, And Jewels
In the aftermath of 9/11 and the war on terror, the USA PATRIOT Act called for all financial institutions, as so defined by the Bank Secrecy Act, to establish comprehensive anti-money laundering compliance programs. Since the BSA identified more than 20 different types of financial institutions, many of which had no prior experience in establishing such a program, the Treasury Department’s Financial Crime Enforcement Network decided to introduce this requirement in stages.
United States
3 Aug 2005
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