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ITAR Training Schedule
ITAR News

ITAR Training Schedule: Online Export Compliance

CVG Strategy, a trusted name in ITAR and Export Compliance consulting and training announces its current ITAR Training Schedule.  CVG Strategy has been providing ITAR compliance training programs now for over a decade.  Our classes are informative, engaging, and provide time for your questions. CVG Strategy  ITAR Compliance Training Webinars, presented by CVG Strategy’s Senior

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Canada suspends exports to Turkey
ITAR News

Canada to Suspend Exports to Turkey

Foreign Affairs Minister Francois-Philippe Champagne has announced that Canada will suspend export of arms to Turkey over concerns of human right violations.  Champagne stated on October 5, 2020 that “Canada continues to be concerned by the ongoing conflict in Nagorno-Karabakh resulting in shelling of communities and civilian casualties.”  The suspension will allow Canada’s export regime

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Cuban Asset Control Regulations
ITAR News

Cuban Asset Control Regulations Amended

The U.S. Department of Treasury released amendments to Cuban Asset Control Regulations on September 24, 2020.  The amendments pertain to 31 CFR Part 515 and have been released as a final ruling to further implement President Donald Trump’s foreign policy towards Cuba.  The ruling is effective immediately. Specific Prohibitions of the Regulations The Office of

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Wassenaar Changes to CCL
ITAR News

Wassenaar Changes to CCL Implemented by BIS

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has implemented Wassenaar Arrangement changes to the Commerce Control List (CCL).  These changes were agreed upon in the Wassenaar 2018 Plenary meeting.  The changes to the CCL will place additional controls on the export of certain emerging technologies.  It is therefore important that exporters make themselves aware of

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forced labor goods banned
ITAR News

Forced Labor Goods Banned by DHS from Xinjiang

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) announced on September 14, 2020 that forced labor goods from China are now banned.  The U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) has issued Withhold Release Orders on products produced in China’s Xinjiang province.  In a statement Acting CBP Commissioner Mark A. Morgan stated that the forced labor goods banned

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Arab League Boycott
ITAR News

Arab League Boycott Faces Uncertain Future

The Arab League Boycott was dealt a severe blow when the United Arab Emirates (UAE) issued a decree ending its involvement in it.  This announcement now allows trade between the UAE and Israel.  It follows the normalization of relations between Israel and the UAE created by the recent peace accord.  What is the Arab Boycott

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Managing an Export Compliance Program
ITAR News

Managing an Export Compliance Program

Managing an Export Compliance Program properly ensures its effectiveness.  Any plan, no matter how well conceived, is only as effective as its execution.  Given the importance of export compliance to the sustainability of a business this is a task that must be addressed appropriately. Technology Control Plan – ITAR A Technology Control Plan (TCP) is

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Companies Added to Entity List
ITAR News

Companies Added to Entity List for Building Military Islands

The Bureau of Industry and Security added 24 companies added to list entity list for their involvement in constructing artificial military islands for the Chinese military.  China has been building these islands since 2013.  This announcement was made by the U.S Department of Commerce on August 26, 2020.  The islands have been condemned by the

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Training Requirements for ITAR
ITAR News

Training Requirements for ITAR – Knowledge is Power

Training Requirements for ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) are often overlooked by companies working with defense articles and defense services.  In truth, the day to day challenges of developing product, conducting testing, advancing sales opportunities, and meeting deadlines consume most of our time.  The reality however, is that well designed and intentioned export compliance

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arrests for export dual use violations
ITAR News

Arrests for Export Dual Use Violations Announced

The U.S. Department of Justice announced arrests for export dual use violations of Chong Sik Yu, and Yunseo Lee.  These two individuals are executives of America Tecma Inc..  The charges involve exporting electronic components with military applications to Hong Kong and China.  They are also charged with conspiracy to commit wire fraud, bank fraud, and

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export control training
ITAR News

Export Control Training Recommended by BIS and DDTC

Export Control Training Export control training is an essential part of an effective export compliance program.  Both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of  Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) recommend regular training for all employees involved in exports.  For businesses that are involved with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) this includes

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Training for Export Compliance
ITAR News

Training for Export Compliance – ITAR and EAR

Regular training for export compliance is more important than ever.  This is due to dynamic changes in export regulations and increased enforcement of those regulations.  CVG Strategy offers up to date training for Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  Our classes are engaging, interesting, and informative.  Best of all these

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International Bans on Huawei
Cyber Security

International Bans on Huawei Increasing

International bans on Huawei technologies are increasing in the midst of rapidly changing world opinion.  The United States has long held that Huawei products are a threat to information security.  Now the United Kingdom and members of the European Union are voicing those concerns as well.  Because Huawei is a leader in emerging 5G technologies

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Hong Kong Special Status
ITAR News

Hong Kong Special Status Suspended by Commerce Dept.

Commerce Department regulations that gave Hong Kong Special Status have been suspended.  U.S. Secretary of Commerce Wilbur Ross made this announcement on June 29, 2020.  This change will effect the export of sensitive U.S. technologies to Hong Kong.  It will also effect the availability for export license exceptions. Mr. Ross also mentioned that further actions

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Export Regulations Due Diligence
ITAR News

Export Regulations Due Diligence and Best Practices

Export regulations due diligence is a somewhat vague term given the gravity of maintaining an export compliance program.  It is no easy task to determine product classifications, obtain licenses, and screen potential customers. Bureau of Industry and Science and Export Administration Regulations The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) manages Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  The

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