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Export Privileges Suspended for Export of Defense Items to Thailand

Monday, April 18, 2016
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order suspending for ten years the export privileges of a woman convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting firearms designated as defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List to Thailand without obtaining an export license or written approval. This order also applies to an online personal shopping business the woman used to accept, process and export shipments to customers. The woman was previously sentenced to two years of probation, fined $3,000 and assessed a $600 penalty.

As a result, until July 17, 2024, neither this woman nor the specified business, nor anyone on their behalf, may directly or indirectly participate in any way in any transaction involving any commodity, software or technology exported or to be exported from the U.S. that is subject to the Export Administration Regulations. BIS is also revoking all export licenses in which this woman had an interest at the time of her conviction.

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