Latest news on import/export controls, trade compliance and federal regulatory updates from the U.S., EU, Canada, U.K, Australia, China, Japan and other countries.


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 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: 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: 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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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: U.S. Department of Commerce – ITA WASHINGTON – U.S. Under Secretary of Commerce for International Trade Stefan M. Selig today released a new report that details the employment impact of foreign direct investment (FDI) in the United States. The report, prepared by the International Trade Administration’s Office of Trade and Economic Analysis, attributes 12 […]

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