Category: EAR

At times, it feels like we spend all year telling people what they cannot export under the ITAR or EAR.  There are many items which are controlled by these regulations.  However, at this time of year, let’s spend a few minutes talking about what you can export. Below are five ways you can export some help to countries who need it...

At the beginning of Tolkien’s popular The Lord of the Rings trilogy, Frodo is given a mysterious ring which has the power to control the whole world.  Today, the U.S. export control community was handed a similar prophecy by Defense Secretary Robert Gates. Speaking to members of the Business Executives for National Security, Gates said the United...

The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently released a new guide to help U.S. companies comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  This 145-page document, which is available for free here, contains a number of helpful insights, sample tools and recommendations for “How to Develop an Effective Export Management and Compliance Program.” BIS tackles the subject...

Earlier this month, President Obama announced two export control reform initiatives designed to help increase American competitiveness abroad, while also making it easier for organizations to achieve better export compliance. This is part of the president’s larger goal of doubling U.S. exports over the next five years.  The two key reforms aim to help protect U.S....

Exactly where does that file go when you click “save”?  For some U.S. companies, it may travel down the hall to a server located at their facility.  But for many companies, the file goes “into the clouds.” If your company – like many today – uses a service provider to host email or provide server...