In addition to federal workers impacted by the current government shutdown, companies who rely on the federal government to support their import/export compliance are also feeling the impact. We thought it might be helpful to provide the status of the various government agencies involved with assisting importers and exporters during this shutdown.
In recent weeks, we’ve seen significant activity from both the legislative and executive branches that could change the way foreign investment occurs in U.S. companies. Keep reading for a brief history of CFIUS reviews, and the proposed new legislation – FIRRMA.
We field lots of questions about the difference between ITAR and EAR regulations, particularly with the changes from Export Control Reform in recent years. How can you distinguish ITAR vs. EAR?
Have you ever struggled to determine the responsibilities and parties in a routed export transaction? If so, you’re not alone! Routed transactions make even the most experienced exporters pause. They have been described as dreaded, confusing, mysterious and complicated!
We get a lot of questions about exporting titanium products and other metals from the United States. Recently, I sat down with one of our clients – Performance Titanium Group (PTG) – to discuss some of the basic “do’s and dont’s” when exporting titanium.
Zhongxing Telecommunications Equipment Corporations, (“ZTE”), and its subsidiaries and affiliates entered into a settlement with three U.S. government agencies covering civil and criminal charges filed against the company. This represents a new record for EAR enforcement penalties.
Access USA will pay millions for export violations. The company admits to numerous EAR violations.
During the dark days of winter (January to be exact), the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), published a new regulatory requirement dealing with items controlled under multilateral regimes.
Yu Long, a Chinese citizen and former employee of the United Technologies Research Center (UTRC) pleaded guilty to the export and the attempted export of defense articles from the U.S. in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. The maximum possible sentence Long can serve is 20 years.
On 20 December 2016, in the Federal District of Connecticut, JIANG YAN, 34, of Shenzhen China was sentenced to time served (12 months imprisonment) for attempting to purchase and export to China without a required export authorization for certain sophisticated integrated circuits used in military satellites and missiles. Additionally, for conspiring to sell counterfeits of those same integrated circuits to a purchaser in the United States. Yan was also ordered to forfeit $63,000 in cash seized incident to his arrest.