Category: ITAR

Russia Added To Section 126.1 On March 18, the U.S. Department of State amended the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include Russia in Section 126.1.  This coincides with other actions by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). All…

Unlicensed Exports Apply To All Foreign National Students It’s been several years since the imprisonment of John Reece Roth, a former University of Tennessee electrical engineering professor who was convicted of conspiracy, wire fraud and fifteen (15) violations of exporting ITAR controlled defense articles.  Professor Roth was involved in a U.S. Air Force contract for…

Last week, the U.S. Department of Justice announced that a former Raytheon engineer was sentenced to 38 months in prison for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).  According to the press release, Wei Sun, 49, pleaded guilty to one felony count of violating the AECA.  He was sentenced by District Court Judge Rosemary…

Why Export Compliance Matters U.S.businesses that sell goods and services in a global market are required to comply with export control regulations that are published by several U.S. departments including the Department of Commerce, the Department of Treasury, and the Department of State. Export compliance does not only apply to big companies. Any U.S. business…

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) announced on July 29, 2020 the following changes to the measures announced on April 23, 2020 to lessen the burden that the COVID-19 pandemic is having on U.S. companies and the overseas supply chains. These changes were based on recommendations from industry and DDTC review of the public…

Does My Business Need Help With Global Compliance? Exporters often find themselves in need of assistance at various stages of the exporting process- from building a complete program to getting products out the door. Deciding on where to begin and who to contact can be difficult, and not least of the difficulties lie in figuring…

Here you come again. Just when we had begun to get our compliance plan together You waltz right in the door Just like you have done before With another change in hand And now we need to adjust our heads to yet another round of regulations (Adapted From Here you Come Again, Dolly Parton) Once…

Business Has Changed, It’s Time For Trade Compliance To Change, Too As the business world adapts to face masks, Zoom calls and social distancing, the trade compliance community is also re-evaluating the way it does business. While a lot has changed in your business, one thing that is certain to change – and, in fact,…

No one wants to really talk about trade compliance or acknowledge if it is lacking or non-existent. Not only is trade compliance an overwhelming and complicated mix of regulations, it is also something that puts most people to sleep! Often times employees think someone else is handling import compliance, but nobody is fully dedicated to…

During tough economic times with layoffs, downsizing and budget cuts, companies look for ways to save money and deliver results more efficiently. Like other aspects of your business, you might be in a position where you need to find ways to cut costs while maintaining a high level of standards for your import and export…