On 3 January, American Shipper carried an article saying that US enforcement agencies are turning up the heat on Chinese nationals who illicitly obtain and attempt to smuggle US-made technologies back to China.  One expert says that a recent case should be a warning to all US university and corporate laboratories that the federal government is zeroing in on its enforcement against intellectual property and trade secrets theft.  It is said that not only are foreign nationals who are caught subject to potential fines and jail time but the organisations that hired them risk significant monetary penalties and restrictions for non-compliance with the deemed export rules.  It explains that the so-called “deemed export” controls were introduced in 1994 to keep a lid on foreign nationals gaining unauthorised access to certain high-tech commercial technologies that could be used in the development of weapons systems in unfriendly countries.

Author: raytodd2017

Chartered Legal Executive and former senior manager with Isle of Man Customs and Excise, where I was (amongst other things) Sanctions Officer (for UN/EU sanctions), Export Licensing Officer and Manager of the Legal-Library & Collectorate Support Section

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