Moving one step closer to the Single IT system goal of Export Control Reform, DDTC has acquired a new case management IT system to modernize its business processes. Additionally, DDTC has begun accepting comments related to the new DS-7788.
The clock is ticking! Exporters have just one month (until November 15, 2016) to change the language and use of their Destination Control Statements (DCS).
Here’s a question we see all the time: We’re registered as a manufacturer of defense articles, but we do not export. So, why do we need a compliance program with written policies and procedures?
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently issued administrative settlement documents against a company called Fulfill Your Packages ("FYP"). Under the settlement agreement, FYP agreed to pay a $250,000 fine, of which $190,000 was suspended on the condition that the company has no export violations over the next two years.
For any industry, the “cost of doing business” inevitably increases over time. For companies engaged in ITAR-controlled work, the cost of not doing business compliantly is about to skyrocket.
For those of you in the crude oil exporting business, life has just gotten a little bit easier. The Commerce Department has eased license restrictions for U.S. exports of crude oil.
A Florida woman, Amin Yu, was charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to illegally export U.S. technology to a Chinese state-owned entity. The indictment includes, among other things, alleged AES violations.
Here’s one for all the Human Resources professionals out there. The U.S. Department of Justice Office of Special Counsel for Immigration-Related Unfair Employment Practices (the “OSC”) has issued a response to a request for guidance regarding complying with antidiscrimination and export control laws.
How do you build a “culture of trade compliance” in your organization? You might as well ask, “How do you eat an elephant?” In both cases, the answer is seemingly simple, yet also complex.
A Chinese national has been arrested in connection with a plot to illegally export high-grade carbon fiber from the United States to China. Among other things, he attempted to describe the fibers as "bananas" on shipping paperwork.