Moving one step closer to the Single IT system goal of Export Control Reform, DDTC has acquired a new case management IT system to modernize its business processes. Additionally, DDTC has begun accepting comments related to the new DS-7788.
In March of 1983, during a speech in Orlando, Florida, former President Ronald Reagan first used the phrase the “evil empire” to describe the Soviet Union. The phrase stuck, and a new era of emphasis on Export Regulations and Controls began.
The clock is ticking! Exporters have just one month (until November 15, 2016) to change the language and use of their Destination Control Statements (DCS).
Here’s a question we see all the time: We’re registered as a manufacturer of defense articles, but we do not export. So, why do we need a compliance program with written policies and procedures?
Through Executive Order, the President has ensured that the EAR will continue for another year.
The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) recently issued administrative settlement documents against a company called Fulfill Your Packages ("FYP"). Under the settlement agreement, FYP agreed to pay a $250,000 fine, of which $190,000 was suspended on the condition that the company has no export violations over the next two years.
For any industry, the “cost of doing business” inevitably increases over time. For companies engaged in ITAR-controlled work, the cost of not doing business compliantly is about to skyrocket.
For those of you in the crude oil exporting business, life has just gotten a little bit easier. The Commerce Department has eased license restrictions for U.S. exports of crude oil.
Regular readers of this blog will know that, effective July 1, 2014, DDTC completed the revision of four USML categories. The transition deadline for licenses under these revised categories is quickly approaching.
A Florida woman, Amin Yu, was charged in a superseding indictment with conspiring to illegally export U.S. technology to a Chinese state-owned entity. The indictment includes, among other things, alleged AES violations.