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…

In the ever-changing world of compliance, it is important to keep in step with new and changing requirements. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) recently rolled out some important changes to Country Groups. For those not familiar with what a Country Group is, the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) has divided countries into 4 main…

Santa Claus may have already done his job for 2020, but the U.S. Government continues to make their lists and check them twice.  For those of us in the trade compliance community, it has been difficult to keep up with all the various additions to the Restricted Parties Lists.  The most recent actions have been…

On December 11, 2020, DDTC, as published in the Federal Register (85 FR 79836), announced the temporary suspension/modification/exception to help ease continued telework operations during the COVID-19 health emergency. On July 30, 2020, Export Solutions published a blog with information from DDTC concerning relief from several licensing requirements to help companies lessen the burdens the…

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…

While we can all certainly agree that we’re not as desirable as Richard Gere tooling down the Pacific Coast Highway in his Giorgio Armani behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz 450 SL, I think everyone can agree that one simple phone call to your favorite compliance team might easily be the best call you’ll make…

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…