Very often, we talk with individuals who are focused on specific needs. They have questions like: “How do I get an ITAR license?” or “What is the ECCN for my product?” Although these questions are valid and important, sometimes companies need to take a step back and look at the bigger picture.
Many people focus on the need to obtain an ITAR license, without first considering whether or not an exemption may apply to their transaction. What is an exemption? Simply put, an exemption is a set of conditions which – if met – allow you to ship to your destination without the need to obtain an export license.
Have you ever been frustrated or stymied by those DoD Distribution Statements concerning Critical Technology, which appear to prohibit U.S. contractors from sharing the data with their partners in Canada? If so, you’re not alone!
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…