Category: ITAR

Updated 1/23/2020 Does Your Business Need An ITAR Consultant? International trade is an essential part for many businesses, and your company is required to comply with various export administration regulations. One of the countless regulations, laws, and controls administered by the United States is the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). Numerous U.S. agencies oversee…

Is Your Company’s Understanding of ITAR Procedures Flawed? Earlier this month, I was reading some articles online and found the following statement about a company and its ITAR requirements (bold emphasis mine): “Export-controlled technical data has a unique set of rules designed to ensure that it is not inadvertently released or “exported” to foreign persons…

What is ITAR? The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulates the export of defense articles and defense services. However, these rules don’t just apply to weapons, but also anything that could be used by a foreign country to threaten U.S. interests and national security. Any company in the United States who is engaged in…

Updated 1/09/2020 Navigating The Confusing Landscape Of Distribution Statements Have you ever been frustrated or stymied by those DoD Distribution Statements concerning Critical Technology, which appear to prohibit U.S. contractors from sharing the data with their partners in Canada? Distribution Statements are technical documents If so, you’re not alone! While Distribution Statements seem overwhelming, at…

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…

Appropriate to the Season and to something that should stay with us all throughout the year… On the first day of Christmas my company gave to me- A Management Compliance Policy which establishes my management’s and my company’s commitment to export compliance; On the second day of Christmas my company gave to me- An Export…

It’s almost Thanksgiving and when I think Thanksgiving, I think about traditions. Truthfully, no one in my family even likes turkey and we’ve discussed deviating from eating it every year, but we just can’t do it! Why? Tradition! We have all kinds of traditions at this time of year: fighting over (ahem, I mean breaking)…

They say that change is inevitable and that the only thing constant is change. Most of us do not like change. We like our world to be the way that we are used to and comfortable in, but change is inevitable. The better you are prepared for change, the easier it is to accept and…

The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has entered into a Consent Agreement with L3Harris Technologies, Inc. (“L3Harris”) for violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  In its Proposed Charging Letter, DDTC alleged a total of one hundred thirty-one (131) violations.  The violations fall into the following categories: Unauthorized Exports of Technical Data…