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Overview of Export Law

Common areas in the practice of Export law include:

BIS/OFAC Administered Export Controls

  • Commodity Jurisdiction issues

  • Licensing issues

  • Deemed Export issues

Sanctions and Denied Parties issues

Anti-boycott issues

Voluntary Disclosures of export violations

Penalty defense

Curated news:

February 1, 2019: DOJ: Announcement that Honda Aircraft alleged violated the Immigration and Nationality Act’s anti-discrimination provision (8 U.S.C. § 1324b) by publishing job announcements stating that only U.S. citizens or lawful permanent residents would be considered for employment in roles involving technical data and technology subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) or the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). Case settlement.

January 31, 2019: DOJ: Enforcement against cosmetics importer regarding eyelash kits tied to North Korea. Due to a prompt voluntary self disclosure and remedial actions, the settlement penalty was reduced from a maximum $40 million, to approximately $1 million. This represents a first public enforcement fine for a violation of the Countering America's Adversaries Through Sanctions Act (CAATSA), as it applies to North Korean labor under the North Korean Sanctions Regulations (NKSR). 

January 24, 2019: BIS: $17 million in penalties assessed on 166 counts of export control violations.