Source: Reuters The German government has approved several arms export deals with countries in the Middle East, including delivery of 23 Airbus helicopters to Saudi Arabia, according to an Economy Ministry letter seen by Reuters on Monday. Economy Minister Sigmar Gabriel has vowed to be much more cautious in licensing arms exports, unnerving Germany’s sizeable […]

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Source: Reuters European Union foreign ministers are considering sanctions on three Libyans they see as blocking efforts by the United Nations to form a government of national unity and may go ahead even if a government is agreed, diplomats said. Strongly backed by France, the travel bans and asset freezes will be discussed by ministers […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – US Census Bureau The Nation’s international trade deficit in goods and services increased to $45.7 billion in January from $44.7 billion in December (revised), as exports decreased more than imports. Exports decreased to $176.5 billion in January from $180.3 billion in December. Goods were $116.9 billion in January, down […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Commerce – BIS This rule requires reporting of offsets agreements in connection with sales of items controlled on the United States Munitions List (USML) and items controlled in “600 series” Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) on the Commerce Control List (CCL) except for certain submersible and semi-submersible cargo transport vessels and […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Louis Brothers, 63, of Covington, Kentucky, was sentenced to 93 months in prison for illegally exporting sophisticated technology equipment to the People’s Republic of China (PRC) and concealing the unlawful proceeds. The sentence also includes a monetary judgment of $1.1 million. Assistant Attorney General for […]

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Source: U.S. Department of Justice – Office of Public Affairs Earlier today Erdal Kuyumcu, 44, of Woodside, New York, was arrested on charges of illegally exporting a cobalt-nickel metallic powder from the United States to Iran, through an intermediary in Turkey. Kuyumcu will make his initial appearance this afternoon before U.S. Magistrate Judge Ramon E. […]

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Source: Reuters Canada Canadian police have arrested two men and are seeking two others for exporting controlled goods and technologies intended for space satellite use to China in violation of export and defense laws. Three of the men are linked to Waterloo, Ontario-based Teledyne DALSA Inc, while the fourth works for one of the Chinese […]

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Source: Reuters The U.N. Security Council plans to vote on Tuesday on a U.S.-Chinese resolution that would dramatically expand existing U.N. sanctions on Pyongyang, including requiring inspections of all cargo going to and from North Korea and blacklisting North Koreans active in Syria, Iran and Vietnam. The vote on the proposal, a response to North […]

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