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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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