Category: From the President

As a lifelong “Quality Guy” who started his professional career as a QC Manager, I tend to view many things through a filter that only QC-minded folks can appreciate. As it turns out, there’s another group who speaks the same language and thinks along the same lines. Namely, those who are responsible for a company’s...

Now that the presidential election is behind us, the big question in the trade compliance community seems to be: Will President Obama’s export control reform efforts continue to move forward? As we have chronicled numerous times on our export blog, the Obama administration has taken great strides during the past few years to help set...

We talk to people every day who are upset. They receive all kinds of notices about export compliance, ITAR/EAR requirements, and other requests from customers and governmental agencies. Some know a little, while others struggle just trying to get by reading the regulations. Overall, these people find the challenges difficult and confusing, which causes them...

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...

What is ITAR compliance? It’s many different things, of course. More than I can summarize in one blog post. However, if I had to choose two words to answer this question, they would be: Continual Improvement. Let’s say you’ve already developed your company’s export compliance program and procedures, trained your employees and implemented your new...