If there’s a silver lining in every cloud, then the recent ITAR penalties levied against Aeroflex, Inc. and its subsidiaries can hold some valuable lessons for other companies. On July 25, DDTC charged the microelectronics manufacturer with 158 violations of the AECA and ITAR.
On Monday, the State Department published an interim final rule which revises significant portions of the brokering activities controlled by Part 129 of the ITAR. One of the most meaningful changes in this rule is a definition of what “brokering activities” actually means.
A Washington-based manufacturer of printed circuit boards (PCBs) is facing $1 million in fines and 20 months in prison for ignoring U.S. export regulations. Precision Image Corporation and its owner, Chih-Kwang Hwa, recently pleaded guilty to charges that it violated the ITAR.
Most of us have visited eBay to sell or buy an item. However, if you’re going to sell an item on eBay, you better also make sure you’re complying with U.S. export regulations.
I’ve talked with a lot of people over the years who are interested in hiring a consultant to help improve their company’s export compliance. It's a decision that should not be taken lightly. Here are five uncommon questions that will give you a better picture of what it will actually be like to work with your consultant. In my opinion, these questions give you far more insight than any contract or proposal ever will.
Last week, DDTC released a proposed charging letter and subsequent consent agreement, alleging 125 charges of ITAR violations against Raytheon Company and its subsidiaries. Here are four key lessons for export compliance officers and corporate counsel who are interested in avoiding similar ITAR compliance problems for their companies.
A former employee of L-3 Communications’ Space and Navigation Division was recently sentenced to 70 months in federal prison for exporting U.S. technology to China. Sixing Liu, 49, (aka “Steve Liu”) of Flanders, New Jersey, was convicted on nine counts, which range from lying to federal agents to six counts of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) violations.
Recent news stories point to an ongoing investigation which claims that NASA may have been involved in illegal exports of sensitive technologies to China. But what, if anything, is being done to prevent future exports of sensitive technology?
A recent story in the Sarasota Herald-Tribune describes a raid conducted by law enforcement agents of a local warehouse owned by a multimillion-dollar package forwarding company named MyUS.com. The article provides few details on the raid, other than to say this is part of an active investigation related to “export enforcement.”
This is part of a series of blog articles titled The Automation Dilemma, which highlights some of the common “do’s and don’ts” when automating your company’s export compliance process. In this series, we look at one of the most common obstacles to obtaining import/export clearance: the commercial invoice.