One of the big questions in the international business world is: “Are my products and/or data controlled by export compliance regulations?” The answer is ... YES! Most people are shocked to learn that nearly everything is export controlled.
Recent extraditions of foreign nationals to the United States show just how far the government is willing to go to aggressively prosecute those who violate our country's export rules and regulations.
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.
The U.S. Government continues to enforce a variety of export compliance laws in an effort to thwart the movement of goods and services to Iran. This has resulted in substantial penalties for individuals and companies who attempt to circumvent these regulations.
I just read a local newspaper article which describes how air travel in the United States has never been safer. With my background in the aerospace industry, I can see a number of reasons for this improvement over the years. We can also draw several parallels to ITAR and EAR compliance.
Visiting Orlando in February? Join us for a two-day seminar presented by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in partnership with the National Entrepreneur Center. On February 15 and 16, Export Solutions will be a Breakfast Sponsor company for “Complying with U.S. Export Controls.”
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.