Category: Export Control Reform Initiative

Change is inevitable and in today’s world, it comes rapidly.  To deal with these changes, in 2018, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) created a committee to evaluate new technologies or “Emerging Technologies” through the Export Control Reform Act (ECRA). This Act required the Department of Commerce to establish export, re-export, and transfer controls…

On December 26, 2019, DDTC issued an Interim Final Ruling which outlined changes to the ITAR and significantly, to ITAR Encryption Rules. My Blog, “When is an Export not an Export” (published on 12/30/2019), discussed in general terms the Interim Final Ruling  and the changes that would become effective on March 25, 2020. Now that the Final Rule is in place…

The transition of Defense Articles from the ITAR (USML Categories I, II, and III) to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is here. The Final Rule published by Department of Commerce and the Final Rule published by Department of State will be effective on March 8, 2020. Are you ready? The regulatory language has been circulated…

The Export Solutions blog provides timely and helpful information to anyone who is responsible for import/export compliance.  If you haven’t subscribed yet, join our growing community by subscribing now to stay current on all that’s happening in the world of trade compliance. As we say goodbye to 2019, let’s take a look at our top…

Effective on the 25th of March 2020, the ITAR will be amended based upon an Interim Final Ruling published by the Department of State on 26 December 2019. In an effort, under Export Control Reform, to further harmonize definitions found in the ITAR and the EAR, the State Department has amended definitions found in the…

The holidays are here, and many of us take this time of year to reflect on all that we have to be thankful for.  If your company is registered pursuant to §122.1 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), you may well be thankful that the new DECCS Registration Form and Process haven’t been…

Discussions on the fringes of the G-20 Summit have apparently led to a potential lessening of the restrictions against Huawei and at least some of its affiliates.  These sanctions and the ensuing discussions certainly overshadowed the eight themes of the summit (Global Trade, Economy, Investment, Innovation, Environment and Energy, Employment, Women’s Empowerment, Development and Health). …

This is the third post in a series of blogs about the proposed changes to USML Categories I, II and III.  Please check back for further articles in this series.  For more information about these changes, and the movement of items from ITAR to EAR, check out Part 1 and Part 2 in our series…

This is the second post in a series of blogs about the proposed changes to USML Categories I, II and III.  Please check back for further articles in this series.  For more information about these changes, and the movement of items from ITAR to EAR, check out Part 1 in our series and read the…

This is the first in a series of blogs about the proposed changes to USML Categories I, II and III.  Please check back for more updates soon.  For more information about these changes, and the movement of items from ITAR to EAR, read our post on the latest firearms Export Control Reform updates.   One…