Category: Best Practices

This is part of a series of blog articles titled The Automation Dilemma, which highlights some of the common “do’s and don’ts” when automating your company’s export compliance process. Be sure to read Article #1, Article #2, and Article #3 for all the posts in this series. Continuing with The Automation Dilemma series, I thought...

This is the third installment in a series of articles called The Automation Dilemma, which highlights some of the common “do’s and don’ts” of automating your company’s export compliance process. Be sure to read Article #1 and Article #2, and keep checking back for future installments in this series. One of the problematic automation tasks...

This is the second installment in a series of articles called The Automation Dilemma, which highlights some of the common “do’s and don’ts” of automating your company’s export compliance process. Be sure to read Article #1 (Restricted Parties List Screening), and keep checking back for future installments in this series. One of the key elements...

Here’s a quick test. Select a random employee and ask him or her: “What does ITAR stand for?” Do they remember? Do they stutter while answering? Or do they just give you a funny look and walk away? Of course, your employees need to know much more than this simple question. (But hey, I told...

This is the first in a series of articles called The Automation Dilemma. During the next few weeks and months, we’ll discuss some of the common “do’s and don’ts” of automating your company’s export compliance process. Keep checking back for future installments in this series. In today’s world, many companies use different methods to automate...

Does your company operate with integrity? I was recently reminded of this when I took my computer to a repair shop. After the job was finished, I (reluctantly) asked how much it would cost. The repairman told me: “I only worked about an hour, so that’s all you’ll be charged.” (Since I had no idea...

When it comes to EAR compliance, a common mistake is to find the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) for your product and then make all your licensing determinations based on that alone. However, it’s important to remember there are actually two ECCNs for every item – one that controls the product, and a second that...

ITAR compliance is agreeably difficult, and exemptions are not “exempt” from this conundrum. Take, for example, the export of defense articles and technical data. When you export articles and technical data to support that article, they are considered completely separate items and require a separate authorization under the ITAR regulations. This rule is a bit...

I just read a local newspaper article which describes how air travel in the United States has never been safer. This article cites the fact that passengers are more likely to be injured during their drive to the airport, than on the actual flight itself. With my background in the aerospace industry, I can see...

Visiting Orlando in February? Join us for a two-day seminar presented by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in partnership with the National Entrepreneur Center. On February 15 and 16, Export Solutions will be a Breakfast Sponsor company for “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” – a comprehensive overview of what companies need to...