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context of the organization

Context of the Organization ISO 9001:2015

Context of the organization is one of the new concepts that everyone who is implementing ISO 9001:2015 will face.  Questions from many quality professionals include “What is context and how do I apply it at my company?” and “Why do I need to care about context of the organization?” Context of the organization ISO 90012015 […]

Iran Sanctions

Iran Sanctions cost Credit Agricole SA $800M

The US Treasury Department reached an agreement with Credit Agricole SA where they will pay $798 million dollars in fines for US$32B worth transactions violating US Iran Sanctions. The company conducted business with Myuanmar and Cuba violating additional U.S. OFAC Sanctions. United States OFAC Regulations apply to any company or legal entity that transacts business […]

transition to ISO 9001:2015

Transition to ISO 9001:2015

Now many companies are faced with the challenge of how to move their quality management system from ISO 9001:2008 and transition to ISO 9001:2015. This is not an easy task, and many overworked under appreciated quality managers are struggling to figure out where to begin. The new ISO 9001:2015 Standard was released on September 23, […]

ISO 9001 Revision

ISO 9001 Revision is Out – Quality Management

ISO 9001 revision – 9001:2015 is Out! The 9001 Revision to ISO Quality Management Systems, the world’s leading quality management standard, has been revised and the final standard has been released. Why happened with the ISO 9001 revision? All ISO standards are reviewed every five years to establish if a revision is required to keep […]

New ISO 9001-2015

New ISO 9001-2015 is Published!

Today, it the New ISO 9001-2015 is released by the International Standards Organization, and it will be applicable to 1.1 million certificates held by companies in 160 countries. CVG Strategy has training scheduled in Melbourne, Tampa and Ft. Lauderdale for you to improve your knowledge on the changes. ISO 9001 is the international standard that […]

ISO 9001 revision 2015 (DIS) is out!

The ISO 9001:2015 (ISO 9001 revision 2015) Draft International Standard (DIS) has been released, and the final release is expected in September. Following are the key changes in this draft: 1. New Structure The new standard has 10 clauses. ISO is in process of harmonizing all management system standards. For this a harmonized structure (Annex […]

3D Printable Gun model

ITAR Amendments may cut 3D Printable Gun Models sales

3D Printable Gun models are a hot topic with the advent of high quality 3D Printers becoming readily available to the general public.  Many in federal law enforcement are concerned about the impact to regulatory control of gun manufacturing and the ability for unlicensed production of gun parts and their export to foreign persons (non […]

Antiboycott Compliance – BWI pays $9,000

The Office of Antiboycott Compliance fines BWI Corporation, a domestic concern, for seven violations of the Antiboycott Compliance Regulations. The Office of Antiboycott Compliance. Bureau of Industry and Security, United States Department of Commerce (“BIS”), has determined to initiate an administrative proceeding pursuant to Section I L(c) of the Export Administration Act of 1979, as […]

Unlicensed Export – UAE Freight Forwarder Pays $125,000

U.A.E. Freight Forwarder Agrees to Pay $125,000 Penalty in Connection with Unlicensed Export and Reexport of Monitoring Devices to Syria An Unlicensed Export and reexport to Syria has resulted in a penalty for the U.A.E. company Aramex Emirates, LLC, located in Dubai, United Arab Emirates (U.A.E.), has agreed to pay a $125,000 civil penalty.  This […]

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Export Compliance Russia Issues Over Ukraine

Export Compliance Russia – $150 Billion orbiting ISS lab divided on Cold War lines. No one thought about Export Compliance Russia Issues during the Cold War in the fifties, sixties and seventies.  But, In 1975, the U.S. and Russia (USSR), even with the political and global issues were able to organize the Apollo – Soyuz […]

OFAC Export Compliance -Insurance Company Pays Big Fine

OFAC Export Compliance -Insurance Company Pays Big Fine

Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control fines American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection for OFAC Export Compliance Violations American Steamship Owners Mutual Protection and Indemnity Association (The American Club), is a New York-based shipping insurance company.  The company has agreed to pay OFAC $348,000, for 55 OFAC Export Compliance violations of the U.S. embargoes against Cuba, […]

Export Control Reform – Commerce to License Satellites

Commerce Department to License Export of Satellites; Move is Key Component of Export Control Reform Initiative and Export Compliance easing. FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY Tuesday, May 13 2014 Office of Congressional and Public Affairs     |      202-482-2721 WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) […]

Export Laws Violation – Western Advanced Engineering

Commerce Department settles with Western Advanced Engineering on Export Laws Violation. Commerce/BIS Settles with Western Advanced Engineering Company (WAECO) and C.A. Litzler Co., Inc. of Cleveland, OH. Litzler to Pay $45,000 Penalty to Settle Violation by WAECO before Acquisition by Litzler. Source: * Respondents: Western Advanced Engineering Company (WAECO), 955 North Elm, Orange, CA, […]

EAR Deemed Export Violation – Intevac Settles for $115,000

EAR Deemed Export Intevac, Inc. settled with the US Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry Security (BIS) for five violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The Regulations that Intervac violated are currently codified in the Code of Federal Regulations at 15 C.F.R. Parts 730-774 (2013). The charged violations occurred between 2007 and 2010. The […]

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OFAC Violations Iran – GAC Bunker Fuels Pays $157,500

OFAC Violations Iran: GAC Bunker Fuels (USA) LLC to Pay $157,500 to Settle Alleged Violation of Iranian Sanctions (Source: GAC Shipping (USA), Inc., of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, on behalf of GAC Bunker Fuels (USA) LLC (“GAC”), of Houston, Texas, has agreed to pay $157,500 to the US Treasury’s Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) to […]

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