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Export Privilege Denial Orders for Arms Exports to Mexico

Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has issued orders denying the export privileges of ten men who were convicted of knowingly and willfully exporting small arms to Mexico without the required license or written authorization. The items at issue included semiautomatic rifles, magazines, ammunition and body armor. The BIS is also revoking all export licenses in which these men had an interest at the time of their convictions.

Under these orders, neither the identified men 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. 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.

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