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The Journal for Export Control Professionals

I am pleased to introduce to you a new periodical, “World Export Controls Review – the journal of export controls and compliance,” published by Brightlaw Media Ltd., London, England.  The first issue published in March 2011 is free.  The April 2011 publication contains my article entitled “Good Practice: Responding to an OFAC Administrative Subpoena” (available only upon request). READ MORE

New Export Enforcement Priorities Come with New Names at the Bureau of Industry and Security

On April 14, 2011, in Washington, D.C., David Mills, the new Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce, and his Special Advisor, Bob Rarog, explained the enforcement priorities of BIS. These priorities were established by Eric Hirschhorn, who was just sworn in as Under Secretary of the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry READ MORE

Todd Owen – U.S. Customs Commissioner Bersin’s Hand-Picked Leader in Los Angeles

In my recent blog post entitled “The 3 Dirty Words Unspoken by U.S. Customs Commissioner Bersin”, I  had advised that U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin had established some priorities.  One of the most prominent action steps already implemented by Commissioner Bersin was to reassign Todd Owen from his position as Executive Director READ MORE

The 3 Dirty Words Unspoken by U.S. Customs Commissioner Bersin

At the annual meeting of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America in Phoenix, Arizona, on April 4, 2011, U.S. Customs and Border Protection Commissioner Alan Bersin gave a surprisingly frank speech.  He used the familiar phrases of “global supply chain security,” the need “to protect the homeland from dangerous people and dangerous things,” READ MORE