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Biography for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen, Deputy Managing Editor, is a reporter with Export Compliance Daily and its sister publications International Trade Today and Trade Law Daily, 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

The Bureau of Industry and Security this week eliminated some license requirements for exports of certain cameras, systems and related components, which the agency said will help U.S. exporters better compete with foreign firms and reduce licensing burdens. The final rule, released Feb. 22, also introduces a new control for certain high-speed cameras that BIS said pose proliferation risks.Read More >>

Canadian exporters are increasingly seeing delays when applying for and receiving export permits, especially for shipments to Turkey, the United Arab Emirates and Saudi Arabia, said John Boscariol, a trade lawyer with McCarthy Tétrault. Boscariol, speaking during a virtual event this week hosted by the American Bar Association, said none of those countries are “prohibited destinations” under Canadian export regulations, but the government has still been taking “extra time” in evaluating permits.Read More >>

Canada, Germany and the Netherlands released a joint advisory this week to give their companies guidance on how they can identify and report suspected Russian sanctions and export control evasion. The advisory, issued by the financial intelligence units of each country, includes a list of red flags, suggestions for customer due diligence and various case examples of Russian companies trying to evade sanctions.Read More >>

The EU and the U.S. should try to reach a more “concrete” set of outcomes before the next Trade and Technology Council meeting in April and may discuss making the body permanent, said Valdis Dombrovskis, the EU’s top trade official. He said the two sides are “fleshing out new ideas” on supply chain, export controls and investment screening issues, and they want to make progress before the current European Commission term ends in October and before the upcoming U.S. presidential election.Read More >>