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Florida Residents Charged with Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions, Other Crimes

Three Florida residents have been charged in federal district court in Miami with crimes related to their alleged violations of U.S. sanctions on Iran, and money laundering. Defendants Mohammad Faghihi, 52, his wife Farzeneh Modarresi, 53, and his sister Faezeh Faghihi, 50, operated Florida company Express Gene. According to the criminal complaint affidavit, between OctoberRead More »Florida Residents Charged with Conspiring to Violate Iran Sanctions, Other Crimes
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Malaysia pledges to tackle forced labor after US downgrade

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia’s government pledged July 5, 2021, to take steps to eliminate forced labor after the country was downgraded by the U.S. to the worst level in an annual report on human trafficking. Human Resources Minister M. Saravanan said the government is taking the downgrade seriously and has ramped up effortsRead More »Malaysia pledges to tackle forced labor after US downgrade
Mexico Seeks US Talks Over Car-Rules Dispute Under Trade Pact

Mexico seeks US talks over car-rules dispute under trade pact

Mexico is seeking formal consultations with the U.S. over rules for cars shipped across regional borders under a year-old trade agreement as it seeks to de-escalate a conflict that emerged last month. The Mexican government wants the talks in order to avoid or settle a potential dispute over the requirements the U.S. is imposing onRead More »Mexico seeks US talks over car-rules dispute under trade pact
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ITAR Brokering Activities Demystified

Part 129 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) requires certain persons engaged in “brokering activities” to register with and pay a fee to, the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”). ITAR Part 129.2 broadly defines “broker” as any person engaging in “brokering activities” (discussed in greater detail below) fittingRead More »ITAR Brokering Activities Demystified
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Electrical Engineer Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Military Uses

A California man was sentenced today to 63 months, or more than five years, in prison for his role in a scheme to illegally export integrated circuits with military applications to China the required filing of electronic export information. As part of his sentence, the Judge ordered Shih to pay $362,698 in restitution to theRead More »Electrical Engineer Sentenced to More Than Five Years in Prison for Conspiring to Illegally Export to China Semiconductor Chips with Military Uses
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Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of Arms Export Control Act

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles unsealed an indictment Thursday that accuses five defendants of conspiring to unlawfully export defense articles to Russia. Specifically, the defendants allegedly exported thermal imaging riflescopes and night-vision goggles without a license, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. According to court documents, Elena Shifrin, 59, of Mundelein,Read More »Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of Arms Export Control Act
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A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade

A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade Since the last comprehensive trade legislation reforms in 1993, growth in e-commerce, rapid technological change, and the continued expansion of the global marketplace have significantly altered how trade is conducted. As these shifts continue to accelerate and evolve, it is imperative for the U.S. Government to act now to pursue transformational reforms thatRead More »A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade
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An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

Although historically less attention-grabbing than sanctions, US export controls have been progressively newsworthy in recent years–starting with the Trump administration’s headlining restrictions aimed at Huawei, initiated in May 2019. More recently, the US government’s focus on China’s military modernization appears to have a driven a spate of China-focused export controls launched by the US DepartmentRead More »An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

6 Important Tips for Effective Logistics Management

1. Define your goals The business sector uses the term logistics to describe the efficient flow and storage of goods from where they originate to where they’re consumed. The supply chain includes transportation, shipping, receiving, storage and management of all these areas. Some of the key goals for all businesses are increased efficiency, more sales,Read More »6 Important Tips for Effective Logistics Management