Topic: Export control

Crypto increasingly used in export control evasion schemes

A senior US government investigator said he’s seen a rise in cryptocurrency being used in schemes to evade export controls.

28 January 2022

Former DOJ official takes enforcement helm at BIS

Matthew Axelrod is now the assistant secretary for export enforcement at the US Department of Commerce. “We must impose significant penalties against those who break the law,” he said previously.

03 January 2022

Former national security prosecutor joins DLA Piper

Christian Ford moves to DLA Piper after serving as a senior DOJ official.

22 November 2021

US fines laboratory equipment company over Huawei sales

The US export control enforcer has handed down its first fine to a company for shipping products to blacklisted Chinese phone parts manufacturer Huawei, as well as its chip-making subsidiary.

09 November 2021

US export control enforcer fines subsidiary of Vietnamese state entity

As part of the Commerce Department settlement, the California-based VTA Telecom Corporation agreed to spend $25,000 on improving its compliance systems within the next month.

13 October 2021

US export control enforcer fines electronics company over aerospace shipments to Russia

Vorago Technologies has also entered into an non-prosecution agreement with the Justice Department over the export violations.

29 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable

OFAC and OFSI officials join sanctions and export control practitioners in Washington, DC and London in a wide-ranging conversation on sanctions implementation, licensing, investigations, enforcement and more.

24 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable transcript: Part III

Part III of the GIR sanctions roundtable focuses on compliance trends; use of technology in compliance, investigations and enforcement; and OFAC’s and OFSI’s approaches to crypto transactions.

24 September 2021

Former top US export official moves into consulting

Cordell Hull, the former head of the US export control enforcer, has joined a Washington, DC consulting firm founded by the current US secretary of state.

17 September 2021

GIR sanctions roundtable transcript: Part II

The second instalment of GIR’s sanctions roundtable sees the panellists discuss global trends and priorities, views on countersanctions and blocking measures, and enforcement and cooperation strategies from the private and government side.

17 September 2021

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