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Entries in Commerce Department (5)

Wednesday
Mar082017

ZTE Corporation pays $892 million for Iran, North Korea sanctions violations

China's ZTE Corporation agreed Tuesday with the DOJ and two other agencies to pay $892 million for knowingly shipping dual-use telecoms equipment to Iran for six years and lying to cover up the trade offenses.

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Wednesday
Jan212015

Easing the embargo: New Cuba trade regulations take effect

Amendments to the Treasury Department’s Cuban Assets Control Regulations came into effect Friday. While the Cuba embargo remains in place, the regulatory amendments reflect the Obama Administration’s policy “to further engage and empower the Cuban people” and are continuations of amendments made in September 2009 and January 2011.

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Wednesday
Dec242014

President expands sanctions with Crimea embargo

Official White House photoThis past Friday, for the first time since March, the President signed an Executive Order in the Ukraine-related sanctions program, essentially imposing an embargo on the Crimea region of Ukraine. 

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Tuesday
Sep092014

Even the Commerce Department can't find the conflict minerals

Image courtesy of the Conflict Minerals ConsortiumThe U.S. Department of Commerce has finally published its long awaited list of all known facilities that process tin, tantalum, tungsten, or gold -- the so-called “conflict minerals.” Despite taking an additional year and seven months past its original deadline set in the 2010 Dodd-Frank Act, and despite using the combined resources and efforts of the Commerce Department, the OECD, and the U.S. Geological Survey, the list is inconclusive.

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Friday
Jan242014

Did Dennis Rodman violate the FCPA?

Among the more than $10,000 in gifts Dennis Rodman delivered to North Korea dictator Kim Jong Un in Pyongyang this month were "hundreds of dollars’ worth of Irish Jameson whiskey, European crystal, an Italian suit, a fur coat, and an English Mulberry handbag for Kim’s wife, Ri Sol-ju," the Daily Beast said Friday.

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