Category: Export Control Reform Initiative

It’s no surprise there are many opportunities for improvement among the current export control reforms being discussed in Washington D.C. However, I was recently reminded of a small – and (at least on the surface), simple – change that could alleviate a lot of confusion among U.S. exporters. This is related to the values exporters...

Earlier this week, I was updating our list of common ITAR exemptions and noticed that several have been added in recent weeks or months. As with most exemptions, these are narrowly defined and you, as the exporter, must be careful to meet all criteria outlined in the ITAR before proceeding. Some of the recent ITAR...

Earlier this month, DDTC made final a new exemption for certain exports to the United Kingdom in §126.17 of the ITAR. This exemption is pursuant to the recent Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom. How much is this new exemption going to help your company’s ITAR compliance? And more...

One of the big questions in the international business world is: “Are my products and/or data controlled by export compliance regulations?” The answer is ... YES! Nearly everything is export controlled. The few exceptions are publicly available data and technology. This means that, unless you’re dealing with publicly available information that your company would give...

Apparently, DDTC has encountered some glitches in its new process for online payment of ITAR registration fees. According to a recent notice on its website, DDTC states that a number of U.S. registrants have experienced difficulties transmitting ACH payments. Now the agency is offering an alternative method using FedWire. This brings the total number of...

DDTC’s proposed new rule on dual and third-country nationals (DN/TCN) becomes final August 15, 2011.  We previously blogged about that new rule here, in case you missed it. In preparation for the implementation of these provisions, DDTC has published a variety of guidelines and answers to frequently asked questions about the new 126.18 exemption.  Thankfully, these documents provide more...

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...