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Biography for Ian Cohen

Ian Cohen, Associate 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

Carriers Still Have 'Work to Do' to Improve Export Services, FMC Official Says

While most carriers that participated in the first round of the Federal Maritime Commission’s recent export audit have commendable export strategies, others have room for improvement, FMC official Lucille Marvin said. “I think that there is some work to do,"…Subscribe to Read >>

FMC to Consider Requiring Mandatory Compliance Officers, Launching Carrier Tariff Investigation

The Federal Maritime Commission should require all ocean carriers and marine terminals to hire dedicated compliance officers, establish a clearer process for returning containers and launch a new investigation into carrier charges assessed through tariffs, Commissioner Rebecca Dye said. Dye…Subscribe to Read >>

BIS Considering Congressional Notification Requirement for Firearms Exports

The Bureau of Industry and Security sent a final rule for interagency review that would introduce a congressional notification requirement for certain weapons exports. The rule, sent to the Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs May 17, would require notifications…Subscribe to Read >>

BIS Considering Higher Penalties, Other Changes to Enforcement Policies

The Bureau of Industry and Security is considering several major changes to its administrative enforcement authorities, including publicizing its charging letters before cases are resolved and increasing penalty amounts for export violations. The agency may also limit its use of…Subscribe to Read >>

First ITAR Reorganization Rule Needs Additional Clarifications, Revisions, Industry Says

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls should make several additional changes and clarifications to its first rule that reorganized its defense trade regulations, two commenters told the agency. The agency should include clearer definitions for end-use and end-user…Subscribe to Read >>