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Export Privileges Suspended for Unlicensed Exports to China and Taiwan

Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order suspending for ten years the export privileges of a Michigan man convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting to China without the required license firearms and firearms barrels designated as defense articles on the U.S. Munitions List. This man was previously sentenced to 24 months of imprisonment, three years of supervised release and a $100 assessment.

BIS has issued a separate order also suspending for ten years the export privileges of a California man convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting radiation-hardened adjustable positive voltage regulators designated as defense articles on the USML to Taiwan without the required license or written authorization. This man was previously sentenced to 36 months of probation and a $100 assessment.

As a result, until July 19, 2023, and Aug. 25, 2024, respectively, neither these individuals 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 these individuals had an interest at the time of their convictions.

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