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New Senate Bill Significantly Expands U.S. Sanctions Against Russia

The bill, if passed, would impose severe sanctions on “foreign persons” that make significant investments in Russian crude oil projects....more

Drop Your Weapons: The United States Restricts Military Exports to Venezuela

The U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has amended the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to restrict exports to Venezuela of certain items intended for “a military end use or end user.” ...more

Fourth Circuit Holds That Defendant Can Be Guilty of Criminal Violation of Armed Export Control Act Even Without Specific...

To obtain a felony conviction under the Arms Export Control Act for “willfully” exporting “defense articles” without a license, must the government prove that the defendant knew the items in question were specifically subject...more

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

Obama Administration Moves Forward With Export Control Reform

On March 7 and 8, 2013, President Obama took two important steps to further U.S. export control reform. First, the President notified Congress of the proposed transfer of certain items relating to aircraft and gas turbine...more

U.S. Indicts Multiple Companies and 165 Parties Added to the BIS Entity List for Alleged Involvement in Russian Military...

On October 3, 2012, two companies and 11 individuals of an alleged Russian military procurement network operating in the United States and Russia were indicted in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York....more

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