Category: EAR

Recently, I’ve been involved in a lot of ITAR compliance training sessions for employees. If your company spends time and resources to develop an effective compliance program, but you fail to train your employees in the management of that program, then all of your hard work will go to waste. Here are four tips I…

I worked for GE Aviation for 25 years, and had many dealings with GE’s unions during that time. Needless to say, the relationship between those unions and GE management was lukewarm – at best. It’s no surprise that there was often mutual distrust on both sides. One of the results of this was often a…

As if the recent upgrades to the registration process weren’t enough, DDTC has truly outdone themselves today. There’s a new section on their website which posts final determinations from the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Requests they receive. You can access it here. (Hurry! Click the link now, before we all wake up and realize this is…

The BIS recently published a list of seven new “best practices” to help companies improve their export trade compliance.  Specifically, these best practices are designed to help avoid the diversion of dual-use items at international transshipment points (or “hubs”). Here are the seven best practices. It seems that this list comes up short on practical, real-world advice…

Here’s another name to add to your next denied parties list screening – Mr. Jianwei Ding of Singapore. According to a recent BIS press release, Mr. Ding has agreed to pay a $100,000 civil penalty, and receive a 25-year denial order, in response to allegations that he attempted to “knowingly and willfully” export carbon fiber to China without…

We hear a lot of misconceptions about ITAR and EAR in the process of educating people on these complex regulations.  Here are five of the most common misconceptions people make during our various import export training sessions. 1. “Is this ITAR, EAR or both?”  Any given product, information or technology could be controlled by either ITAR or EAR, but it…

Here’s a recap of the third day of the BIS Update 2011 conference.  (Don’t miss our posts from Day 1 and Day 2.)  Looking for a comprehensive review of this year’s event?  Join us for our free webinar on Aug. 10, where we’ll recap all the highlights and answer your questions.  8:00 AM: Kevin Wolf and Tim Mooney…

The second day of this year’s BIS Update 2011 conference was full of, well … updates!  (If you missed it, check out our recap of day one here.)  Want the full scoop on this year’s event?  Join us for our free webinar on Aug. 10, where we’ll recap all the highlights and answer your questions. 8:30…

Here’s the first installment of my three-day coverage for this year’s BIS Update 2011 Conference in Washington, DC.  Want the full update of this year’s event?  Join us for our free webinar on Aug. 10, where we’ll recap all the highlights and answer your questions.     8:40 AM:  The day begins at the Grand Hyatt…

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently published a proposed new rule that would make significant changes in the export controls of certain items.  This is one of the bigger steps we’ve seen in recent months, and marks a move towards implementing President Obama’s overall export control reform initiative. Essentially, this rule would allow for the…