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Biography for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen, Associate Editor, is a reporter with Export Compliance Daily and its sister publication International Trade Today, where he covers export controls, sanctions and international trade issues. He previously worked as a local government reporter in South Florida. Ian graduated with a journalism degree from the University of Florida in 2017 and lives in Washington, D.C. He joined the staff of Warren Communications News in 2019.

Recent Articles by Ian Cohen

US Sanctions Chinese Officials, Security Agency for Human Rights Violations

The U.S. sanctioned a Chinese security agency and four officials for human rights abuses in the Xinjiang region. The sanctions, announced July 9 by the Treasury and State departments, came about a month after President Donald Trump signed…Subscribe to Read >>

Commerce Issues Guidance on Transfer of Gun Export Controls

The Commerce Department on July 8 issued a guidance on the transfer of gun export controls from the State Department (see 2001170030). The 62-page guidance, which includes more than 100 frequently asked questions, outlines Commerce’s approach to the…Subscribe to Read >>

More Chinese Sanctions, Entity Listings Likely as US Election Draws Closer, Law Firm Says

The upcoming U.S. presidential election and the increasing government focus on China will likely “exacerbate risk” for companies with supply chains in China’s Xinjiang region, law firm Covington said. The region has come under scrutiny for human rights abuses and…Subscribe to Read >>

Amazon Fined for Violating US Sanctions Programs, Not Reporting Hundreds of Transactions

The Office of Foreign Assets Control fined Amazon more than $130,000 for violating several U.S. sanctions programs and failing to follow reporting requirements for hundreds of transactions. Amazon processed online orders sent to a range of sanctioned countries in the…Subscribe to Read >>

Trump Meeting With Mexico President Seen as Chance to Boost Reshoring, USMCA Enforcement

With the USMCA in effect, U.S. and Mexican companies will closely monitor a July 8 meeting between President Donald Trump and Mexican President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador, which is expected to feature talks on USMCA implementation and trade cooperation, experts…Subscribe to Read >>