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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

US Hoping to Reduce Tech-Sharing Barriers, Issue Nat’l Security Strategy Soon, Official Says

As the Biden administration prepares to issue its long-awaited national security strategy, it’s also hoping to reduce barriers to sharing technology with allies and speed up its foreign military sales program, said Cara Abercrombie, a National Security Council official. Abercrombie, speaking during a Sept. 27 defense industry conference hosted by IDEEA, said she hopes these initiatives lead to more cooperation with allies, particularly as the U.S. and others continue to sanction Russia and send weapons to Ukraine.Read More >>

OFAC Fines Two Wealth Management Companies for Sanctions Violations

The Office of Foreign Assets Control announced two separate settlement agreements this week, fining a Switzerlan- and a Monaco-based wealth management company for violating U.S. sanctions. OFAC said both companies committed violations due to “deficiencies” in their sanctions compliance practices.Read More >>

BIS Adds Another Iranian Cargo Plane to Restricted Aircraft List

The Bureau of Industry and Security updated its restricted aircraft list with another Iranian-owned and -operated plane after it violated U.S. export controls, the agency said this week. BIS said the U.S.-origin cargo plane -- owned by Saha Airlines, which is operated by the Islamic Republic of Iran Air Force -- provided cargo flight services to Russia.Read More >>

FMC Receiving Charge Complaints, Preparing Proposed D&D Billing Requirements, Official Says

The Federal Maritime Commission has received nearly 100 charge complaints and numerous questions related to the Ocean Shipping Reform Act since its enactment earlier this year, FMC official Lucille Marvin said during a Sept. 21 FMC meeting. She also said the agency is making progress on a range of OSRA provisions and other agency priorities, including one that will result in a set of best practices for chassis pools and another that will formally propose new demurrage and detention billing requirements.Read More >>

TAC May Ask BIS to Allow Quarterly AES Filings for Certain Exports

A technical advisory committee may ask the Bureau of Industry and Security to allow quarterly filings in the Automated Export System for certain exports to China, Russia and Venezuela. The change could make certain AES filings more efficient, members of the Transportation and Related Equipment Technical Advisory committee said during a Sept. 21 meeting.Read More >>