Melvin Schwechter

Melvin Schwechter


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BIS and State Department Issue Rules on Key Export Control Definitions and Cloud Computing

On June 3, 2016, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) issued new rules revising existing definitions and adding new ones...more

6/15/2016 - BIS Cloud Computing Corporate Counsel DDTC EAR Export Controls ITAR US Department of State

Implementation Day and the Lifting of Sanctions Against Iran

On January 16, 2016, the International Atomic Energy Agency confirmed that Iran had fulfilled its initial nuclear-related obligations under the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) that had been reached in July between...more

1/27/2016 - Coal EU Export Controls IAEA Iran Sanctions Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA) Nuclear Weapons OFAC P5+1 Nations Shipping

Where the Rubber Meets the Road: Obama Administration Announces Regulatory Amendments to U.S. Cuba Sanctions

On January 16, 2015, the U.S. Department of the Treasury (“Treasury”) amended the Cuban Assets Control Regulations, 31 C.F.R. Part 515 (“CACR”), and the U.S. Department of Commerce amended the Export Administration...more

1/22/2015 - Amended Regulation Banking Sector Barack Obama BIS Cuba Cuban Assets Control Regulations (CACR) Embargo Executive Orders Export Controls Exports Foreign Relations Imports OFAC Popular Sanctions Telecommunications Trade Relations Travel Permits U.S. Treasury

State Department Consent Agreements with Aeroflex, Inc. and Meggitt-USA, Inc. Provide Blueprint for Compliance Success

On August 6 and 23, 2013, the US Department of State entered into Consent Agreements with Aeroflex, Inc. (Aeroflex) and Meggitt-USA, Inc. (Meggitt) to resolve numerous alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA)...more

9/3/2013 - Compliance Consent Agreements Export Controls ITAR US Department of State

President Obama's Export Control Reform Initiative Continues with Final Revisions to Four U.S. Munitions List Categories and...

On July 8, 2013, the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce published final rules (78 Fed. Reg. 40892 and 40922), effective in 180 days (January 6, 2014), transferring export control jurisdiction over certain items previously...more

8/5/2013 - Arms Export Control Act Department of Defense (DOD) Export Controls U.S. Commerce Department US Department of State US Munitions List

New Iran Sanctions Enacted

Satellite Export Controls Now Eligible to be Returned to Commerce Department Jurisdiction - On January 3, 2013, President Obama signed into law Public Law No. 112-239, the Iran Freedom and Counter-Proliferation Act of...more

1/16/2013 - Export Controls Foreign Banks Human Rights IFCPA Iran Sanctions Iran Threat Reduction and Syria Human Rights Act Metals NDAA Ports Reinsurance Satellites Shipping Statute of Limitations Terrorist Acts U.S. Commerce Department Underwriting

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