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Well, even the White House now knows, and presumably the folks at the Office of Foreign Assets Control now know, that the Syrian dictator with the silly moustache, Bashar al-Assad, was possibly circumventing U.S. sanctions when he downloaded from iTunes such musical masterpieces as “Dont Talk...
So, this afternoon, I was on the phone with a client who had a question about the Cuba sanctions enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”). As I often do in these situations, I went to the OFAC site to pull up the Cuban sanctions regulations themselves and, poof, they...
ABOVE: Gregory Schulte The House Armed Services Committee last week held a hearing on whether the Thales sale of an ITAR-free satellite to the Chinese had, in fact, leaked U.S. space technology to the Chinese. During that hearing, Gregory L. Schulte, deputy assistant defense secretary for space...
An Afton, Wyoming man, Matt Kallgren, was sentenced, on January 23, 2012, to three years probation with the first four months in home confinement on charges that he exported EAR99 diesel truck parts to Syria. Of course, since criminal penalties weren’t enough in this case, the Bureau of...
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”) has nixed plans to start passenger ferry between Miami and Havana, Cuba. According to a letter sent to a company requesting such service, OFAC said that, after consulting with the State Department, such service would be “beyond the...
Take a gander at this headline of a company press release today: WWA Group Receives Cautionary Letter from Office of Foreign Assets Control Yes, that’s right, the WWA Group, a global heavy equipment auctioneer, is trumpeting to the world that it received a “cautionary letter” from...
We all know about exporters who, having spent the money to register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”), can’t resist crowing about it, with some even implying in press releases that registration is a certification from DDTC that the registered exporter has...
ABOVE: Online Micro HQ Last week the Bureau of Industry and Security released Settlement Agreements it entered into with Massoud Habibion, Mohsen Motamedian, and Online Micro LLC in connection with computers exported to Iran through an intermediary in the UAE. Online Micro and Habibion agreed to...
In yesterday’s post, I discussed the ramifications of the debarment of six freight forwarders — Bax Global, Inc.; Ceva Logistics LLC; EGL, Inc.; Kuhne and Nagel International AG; Panalpina, Inc. (including its Swiss affiliate Panalpina Welttransport Holding AG); and Schenker AG —...
A rumor has been circulating that some prominent freight forwarders have been debarred by the Directorate of Defense Controls (“DDTC”) and can no longer handle defense articles listed on the United States Munitions List. This rumor starts with the appearance of six freight forwarders on...