Earlier this month, DDTC made final a new exemption for certain exports to the United Kingdom in §126.17 of the ITAR. A quick look at the new 126.17 reminds me of the Canadian exemption (§126.5) in a number of ways.
Less than two months after they were added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS), it now appears that the last of the freight forwarders have been removed from the EPLS – paving the way for a return to “business as usual” for exporters.
An Australian man and his company have been charged with several counts of violating the EAR and ITAR (as well as OFAC trade embargoes). The charges point to an alleged scheme to export restricted items from the U.S. to Iran.
I’ve been involved with many clients’ denied parties list (DPL) screening programs for a number of years, and it’s easy to be lulled into a sense of thinking that the risks of a problem are very low.
Many clients are surprised when they start working on their export policy by the amount of flexibility there is – particularly when it comes to how they comply with the regulations. This most often occurs during the development or improvement of a company’s export compliance procedures.
Whoever said freight forwarders weren’t responsible for export compliance? A recent settlement from the BIS seems to point at a new trend in government enforcement of U.S. export regulations. Namely, holding all parties accountable for their actions.
We get a lot of questions from clients about what to do if they use suppliers who are not registered with DDTC to perform ITAR-related work. What does the government say about this dilemma? And what do we recommend?
Apparently, DDTC has encountered some glitches in its new process for online payment of ITAR registration fees. Now the agency is offering an alternative method using FedWire. This brings the total number of ways you can pay fees electronically up to six, as follows:
Many trade compliance departments are faced with the decision to assign both a Schedule B Number and a Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS) code to their products, or just to assign the HTS code only. Since many companies are importing and exporting today, they must fulfill the requirements for both import and export clearances. What should your company do?