Posts in EAR
May 21, 2013
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has launched two new, online tools to help manufacturers and exporters begin to apply some of the recent changes under the export control reform initiative. These tools can be useful as your company prepares for the final rules to take effect this October.
April 24, 2013
Last week, President Obama’s Export Control Reform (ECR) efforts took a big step forward with a final published rule that, once implemented, will begin moving items and technologies from ITAR to EAR controls. The first categories of USML items affected by this rule are: Category VIII (Aircraft and Related Articles), Category XVII (Classified Articles), and XII (Articles, Technical Data and Defense Services Not Elsewhere Enumerated).
February 11, 2013
A recent story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune describes a raid conducted by law enforcement agents of a local warehouse owned by a multimillion-dollar package forwarding company. This news story is an interesting development in what could become larger problems for U.S. companies offering these services.
January 15, 2013
While most of us were sipping egg nog and wrapping presents last month, Congress took steps to help move forward with some of President Obama's export control reform initiatives -- specifically regarding commercial communications satellites.
August 21, 2012
Ever heard of the BIS Entity List? More importantly, are you screening your transactions against this and other U.S. government watch lists? Several companies were recently penalized for trying to send scrap metal to an entity on this list.