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Press Release | External | April 15, 2024

A Pennsylvania man was sentenced today to 70 years in prison for torturing an Estonian citizen in 2015 in the Kurdistan region of Iraq and for the illegal export of weapons parts and related services.

  • Iraq
  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | April 11, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) added 11 entities to the Entity List for activities contrary to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests. The 11 entities are under the destinations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) (6), Russia (3), and the United Arab Emirates (UAE) (2).

Four entities were added for support for the PRC’s military modernization efforts; Two of these four also supported Military-Intelligence End Users through the acquisition of U.S.-origin items.

  • China
  • Russian Federation
  • United Arab Emirates
  • Entity List
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | April 5, 2024

Defendants Orchestrated More Than $4.5 Million in Unlawful Transactions, Sold Sensitive Aircraft Parts to Russian Companies

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement

Speech | BIS | March 28, 2024

Remarks as Prepared for Delivery by Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod at BIS’s 2024 Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy

March 28, 2024

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a new resource for companies, financial institutions, freight forwarders, and others to help them identify boycott-related requests they may receive during the regular course of business. The resource is a public list of entities who have been identified as having made a boycott-related request in reports received by BIS.

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 28, 2024

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a document containing updated guidance and best practices for freight forwarders and exporters who use freight forwarders to help them ensure compliance with U.S. export controls and regulatory requirements. 

  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | March 7, 2024

Defendant Allegedly Pilfered Technology from Google While Secretly Working for Two PRC-Based Technology Companies

  • Enforcement

Press Release | BIS | March 7, 2024

WASHINGTON — The Department of Justice, Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) today issued a joint compliance note focusing on the obligations foreign-based individuals and entities have to comply with U.S. sanctions and export control laws and the risks of exposure that they face for non-compliance.

  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | March 5, 2024

A federal criminal complaint was unsealed yesterday in the District of Arizona charging Abraham Chol Keech, 44, of Utah, and Peter Biar Ajak, 40, of Maryland, with conspiring to purchase and illegally export millions of dollars’ worth of fully automatic rifles...

  • South Sudan
  • Enforcement

Press Release | External | March 1, 2024

Defendant Participated in Overseas Illicit Procurement Network That, After Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine, Illegally Procured Large Quantities of Dual-Use, Military Grade Organic Light-Emitting Diode (OLED) Micro-Displays for Russian End-Users

  • Russian Federation
  • Enforcement