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US WITHDRAWS FROM IRAN NUCLEAR DEAL

May 8, 2018

On May 8, 2018, United States ("US") President Trump announced his decision to withdraw the US' participation in the Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action ("JCPOA"), and to begin re-instating the US nuclear-related sanctions, following a wind-down period. According to the Presidents statement:

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FedEx to pay USD 500,000 for violating the US export control regime

April 30, 2018

On 26 April 2018, Federal Express Corporation ("FedEx"), agreed to pay the Bureau of Industry and Security (the "BIS") USD 500,000 in order to settle claims related to the apparent violation of the United States ("US") export control regime. BIS determined, that between July 2011 and January 2012, FedEx committed 53 violations of Section 764.2 (b) of the Export Administration Regulations("EAR"), namely by causing, aiding and abetting unlicensed exports to entities on the Entity List. 

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Carbosynth Ltd. to pay GBP4.3K for violating UK export controls regime 

April 26, 2018

On 18 April 2018, Carbosynth Limited ("Carbosynth") was ordered to pay GBP4,269.96 for unlicensed exports of controlled 'dual use' chemicals.

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Associate partners

April 5, 2018

Wladimiroff Advocaten is glad to announce the appointment of three new associate partners: Yvo Amar and Sebastiaan Bennink, both previously founded their own firm and offer services relating to economic sanctions and export controls and Léon de Jager, who also previously worked from his own firm and whose practice covers tax law and corporate criminal law.

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Australian man charged for violating UN and Australian North Korea sanctions regime

December 22, 2017

On 17 December 2017, an Australian man was charged for violating the United Nations ("UN") and Australian North Korea sanctions regime. According to the Australian Federal Police ("AFP"), the man acted as an economic agent for the Government of North Korea in Australia. The AFP have alleged, that he was involved in brokering the sale of missiles and missile components and expertise from North Korea to other international entities and attempting to transfer coal from North Korea to entities in Indonesia and Vietnam. …

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Canadian-Iranian man sentenced to 32 months in prison for violating the US Iran sanctions regime

December 22, 2017

On 15 December 2017, mr. A. Soofi ("Soofi"), a Canadian-Iranian dual national, was sentenced to 32 months in prison for violating the International Emergency Economic Powers Act (“IEEPA”).  Soofi already pleaded guilty  to one count of conspiracy to violate the IEEPA on 7 September 2017.

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Dentsply Sirona Inc. to pay USD1,220,400 for violating US Iran sanctions regime

December 21, 2017

On 6 December 2017, Dentsply Sirona Inc. ("Dentsply"), a US company specialising in dental solutions, agreed to pay the Office of Foreign Assets Control ("OFAC") USD1,220,400 in order to settle its potential liability for apparent violations of the United States ("US") Iran sanctions regime. OFAC determined, that between November 2009 and July 2012, Dentsply committed 37 violations of the Iranian Transactions and Sanctions Regulations. According to OFAC, during this period indirect subsidiaries of Dentsply had …

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