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Export Privileges Suspended for Defense Goods Exports to Iran and Vietnam

Wednesday, April 10, 2013
By Shawn McCausland
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The Bureau of Industry and Security has suspended the export privileges of two individuals and revoked all export licenses in which they had an interest at the time of their convictions.

- a California man convicted of knowingly and willfully attempting to export connector adapters, which are defense articles designated on the U.S. Munitions List, to Iran without the required license or other approval (this man has previously been sentenced to pay a $10,000 fine and serve five years of probation and been added to the State Department’s Debarred List)

- an Oklahoma man convicted of willfully exporting night vision goggles to Vietnam without first obtaining the required license or other written authorization (this man has previously been sentenced to pay a $1,500 fine and serve three years of supervised release and been added to the Debarred List)

As a result, until Nov. 3, 2022, and April 17, 2022, respectively, neither these 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, these orders do 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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