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.
Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation may both soon garner a new title – “Foreign Adversary”. The Federal Communication Commission (“FCC”) has taken the first action, announcing that it plans to vote in November to designate Huawei Technologies and ZTE Corporation as posing national security risks.
In a real baseball game, the players have the goal of staying at bat and not getting out, however, in the game of encryption, you are actually looking to get out. In particular, you want to determine if your item can “get out” of the Category 5 Part 2 controls.
The ICC has now released the latest revisions, which they believe will help simplify the responsibilities of the buyer and the seller in a trade finance contract. The latest version of INCOTERMS becomes effective January 1, 2020 and is to apply to contracts entered into after that date.