The New Year is here and with the new year comes increased penalties for export violations. On January 3, 2020, the Department of Commerce published a Final Rule which adjusted the civil monetary penalty amounts for violations.
With so much recent focus on tariffs, the passage of the United States Mexico Canada Agreement (USMCA) by the House of Representatives in late December may have gone unnoticed. The House passed the USMCA after more than a year of effort to finalize and will now move to the U.S. Senate to be ratified.
This year was filled with updates and changes for both import and export regulations. From trade wars and tariffs to Export Control Reform and record-high penalties, the trade compliance community had a lot on its plate. Let's take a stroll down memory lane and look at our top 10 most popular blog posts from 2019.
In an effort to further harmonize definitions found in the ITAR and the EAR, the State Department has amended definitions found in the ITAR to align them with those published in the EAR in December of 2017. This ruling will implement similar definitions for the ITAR as currently found in the EAR which defines activities that are not exports.
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 implemented yet. However, all indications are that time is running out.
We all know the age-old Christmas tune, "The Twelve Days of Christmas." But have you heard the new one just released by Export Solutions? This catchy tune will not only have you humming along, but will keep you compliant throughout the year.
We are all familiar with the requirements of filing the EEI in AES, let’s be honest- it may be a regulation, but it is more like an administrative process: you file the information, if you make a mistake, you amend it. No big thing. Maybe not…
It’s almost Thanksgiving and when I think Thanksgiving, I think about traditions. In the spirit of traditions, here are five annual traditions your company should adopt when it comes to export compliance.
DDTC has announced an administrative settlement with the company, AeroVironment, Inc. for violations of the AECA and the ITAR in connection with the unauthorized exports of defense articles, to include technical data, failure to properly maintain records involving ITAR-controlled transactions, and violations of the provisos, terms, and conditions of export authorizations.
The policies and processes dictated by the DDTC as they relate to the administration of the ITAR have begun to change. The changes that have occurred and are about to occur relate to the process in which Registrations, License Applications, Advisory Opinions, Commodity Jurisdictions and Voluntary Disclosures are submitted to DDTC.