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Unauthorized transshipment of U.S.-origin items through the United Arab Emirates

United Arab Emirates, USA - July 30 2009 Companies and individuals in the United Arab Emirates (UAE) need to be aware of U.S. export control restrictions when engaging in transactions involving U.S.-origin commodities, software or technology ("items") that are being transshipped through the UAE.

Thomas M. deButts

Criminal prosecution: deemed exports and the university environment

USA - May 11 2009 On May 13, 2009, professor emeritus J. Reece Roth of the University of Tennessee is scheduled to be sentenced for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and other violations due to a conviction on all 18 counts of an indictment arising from deemed and actual exports to China.

Nancy Fischer

More valves subject to export control: particular concern for oil/chemical industry

USA - July 15 2009 On July 6, 2009, the Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a final rule implementing the 2008 Intersessional Decisions of the Australia Group, a multilateral forum consisting of 40 participating countries, which maintains export controls on a list of chemicals, biological agents, and related equipment and technology that could be used in a chemical or biological weapons program.

Thomas M. deButts

State Department issues clarified foreign national deemed export licensing guidance

USA - April 30 2009 Foreign nationals (other than U.S. permanent residents and protected individuals) must be licensed by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) before receiving access to technical data controlled for export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

Thomas M. deButts

Congress expresses interest in export control reform and the impact on U.S. competitiveness: possible changes to the control of satellites under ITAR?

USA - May 4 2009 Congressional interest in the application of military export controls to satellite technology is heating up in the 111th Congress.

Nancy Fischer, Joshua D. Fitzhugh