Dutch Fokker to pay $10.5 Million Export Penalty

Dutch Company Agrees to Pay $10.5 Million Civil Penalty to Settle Commerce Department Charges Involving Illegal Exports and Reexports to Iran and Sudan The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), recently announced that Fokker Services B.V. (“Fokker Services”), a Netherlands-based aerospace services provider, has agreed to […]

New Regulations Remove Most Satellites from ITAR Controls

US Commerce Department to License Export of Satellites; Move is Key Component of Export Control Reform Initiative The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published regulations that will fundamentally change the nature of U.S. export controls on most commercial, scientific, and civil satellites and their parts and components. Together with […]

Black-Out Monday: 706 Web Sites Selling Counterfeit Merchandise Seized

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) teamed with 10 foreign law enforcement agencies to seize hundreds of domain names that were illegally selling counterfeit merchandise online to unsuspecting consumers. Seizures come as US consumers flock to the Web for Cyber Monday shopping deals. The 706 domain names seized were set up […]

US Exports Reach $189.4B in July

The United States exported $189.4 billion in goods and services in July 2013, according to data released earlier by the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) of the U.S. Commerce Department. July’s exports came in just shy of June’s all-time record high of $190.5 billion. “These numbers demonstrate that President Obama’s National Export Initiative continues to […]

Iranian Citizen Sentenced to 48 months for Illegal Export Conspiracy

An Iranian citizen has been sentenced to 48 months in prison for conspiracy to illegally export more than 3,000 electronic components from the United States to Iran through Hong Kong, following an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) in Washington, D.C. Arsalan Shemirani, 30, was also sentenced to forfeiture […]

Modernization of Export Process and Full Deployment of Automated Commercial Environment

U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) presented updates and received valuable feedback from trade stakeholders on a variety of trade facilitation, antidumping enforcement and modernization issues during the Aug. 7 meeting of the Advisory Committee on Commercial Operations (COAC). “We have a lot of work to do. We need your help in getting people ready […]

Changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations Export Requirements

On March 14, 2013, the U.S. Census Bureau (Census) published new export reporting requirements under the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) in the Federal Register that become effective January 8, 2014.  Specifically, Census is requiring mandatory filing of export information through the Automated Export System (AES) or through AES Direct for all shipments of used self-propelled […]

US Cyber-Sting Catches Chinese National Attempting to Export Sensitive Technology

A Chinese citizen pleaded guilty last Thursday at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export weapons-grade carbon fiber from the United States to China. The guilty plea follows an investigation by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), the Defense Criminal Investigative […]

Chinese Man Sentenced for Exporting Sensitive US Military Technology to China

A former employee of a New Jersey-based defense contractor was sentenced Monday for exporting sensitive military technology to China, stealing trade secrets and lying to federal agents. The case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement’s (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), FBI and U.S. Customs and Border Protection. Sixing Liu, aka Steve Liu, 49, […]

Taiwanese Woman Pleads Guilty to Attempting to Illegally Export Aerospace-Grade Carbon Fiber

Yen Ling Chen, a citizen of Taiwan, pled guilty today at the federal courthouse in Brooklyn, New York, before the Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis to violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act by attempting to export weapons-grade carbon fiber from the United States to Taiwan. According to the indictment and facts presented today in court, […]