Export Privileges Suspended for Defense Goods Exports to China
The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued an order suspending for ten years the export privileges of a man convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting and attempting to export certain defense articles to China – specifically, technical data on the U.S. Munitions List related to fire control, range finder, optical, and guidance and control equipment – without the required State Department license or approval. BIS is also revoking all export licenses in which the man had an interest at the time of his conviction. The man, who is currently serving a 70 month prison sentence, was also sentenced to a $15,000 criminal fine.
As a result, until March 26, 2023, neither this individual nor anyone on his 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. However, this order does not prohibit any export, reexport or other transaction subject to the EAR where the only items involved that are subject to the EAR are the foreign-produced direct product of U.S.-origin technology.