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Former BIS official: China will violate export controls on Russia. Can the U.S. catch it?

By Brett Fortnam  / April 6, 2022 at 4:48 PM
China will likely violate export controls the Biden administration has levied on Moscow by exporting goods with U.S. content or made with U.S. technology to Russia, according to a former acting head of the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security, but the U.S. faces significant obstacles to enforcing those new controls. Nazak Nikakhtar served as the assistant secretary for industry and analysis at Commerce’s International Trade Administration and performed the non-exclusive duties of the under secretary of Commerce for...

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