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Training Requirements for ITAR
Export Compliance 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
Export Compliance 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
Export Compliance 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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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
Export Compliance 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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U.S. Restricts Huawei's Semiconductor
Export Compliance News

U S Restricts Huawei Semiconductor Technology Usage

The U S Restricts Huawei’s Semiconductor Manufacturing Capabilities The U S will Restrict Huawei semiconductor manufacturing by limiting the use of technologies for design and manufacture.  This planned action was announced by the Bureau of Industry and Science (BIS) on May 15, 2020.  The BIS is implementing this action to protect national interests by preventing

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FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources
Export Compliance News

FEMA Ruling on Medical Resources for Domestic Use

FEMA Temporary Ruling on Allocation of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) A Federal Emergency Management Agency FEMA ruling on medical resources will be effective until August 10, 2020. This action has been taken in response to the immediate need for Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) caused by the COVID-19 epidemic.  Recent studies have shown that COVID-19 is

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huawei's legal problems
Export Compliance News

Huawei’s Legal Problems Continue in the United States

Huawei’s Legal Problems in the United States Huawei’s Legal Problems in the United States continue on multiple fronts.  The Chinese tech giant has been the target of the U.S. Senate, The Department of Justice, and has had a case against U.S. Government contracts ban dismissed before going to court. Department of Justice Actions In an

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Airbus ITAR and Bribery Penalties
Export Compliance News

Airbus ITAR and Bribery Penalties Over $3.9 Billion

Airbus ITAR and Bribery a Massive Multi-year Scheme The Department of Justice recently announced that Airbus ITAR and Bribery Penalties would amount to more than $3.9 Billion in fines to the United States and United Kingdom.  Airbus, based in France, is a leading global manufacturer of commercial and military aircraft.  This case, which involved the

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Geospatial Software Export Restrictions
Export Compliance News

New Geospatial Software Export Restrictions to the EAR

New EAR Export Restrictions of Geospatial Software The Bureau of Industry and Science placed restriction on the export of geospatial software on January 6, 2020.  This ruling classifies software specially designed to automate the analysis of geospatial imagery, as specified, under the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) 0Y521 series, specifically under ECCN 0D521.  This ruling

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ITAR definitions
Export Compliance News

ITAR Definitions Changes for 2020

Changes in ITAR Definitions The U.S. State Department has made changes in important definitions of what constitutes an export under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).  These changes are due to take effect on March 25, 2020 and will effect the manner in which companies with ITAR classification must conduct business.  These definitions concern

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US Space Industry
Export Compliance News

US Space Industry Deep Dive Assessment

US Space Industry ‘Deep Dive’ Final Dataset Findings prepared by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and its Industrial Base Surveys and Assessments. In June 2012, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Technology Evaluation, in coordination with the U.S. Air Force, the National Aeronautics and Space Administration

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ECR III
Export Compliance News

ECR-III, BIS Implements Changes to EAR

Commerce/BIS Amends EAR, 15 CFR Parts 740 and 774 to Implement ECR-III Changes (Effective July 1, 2014) 79 FR 263-295: 15 CFR Parts 740 and 774; RIN 0694-AF58; Control of Military Training Equipment, Energetic Materials, Personal Protective Equipment, Shelters, Articles Related to Launch Vehicles, Missiles, Rockets, Military Explosives, and Related Items AGENCY: Bureau of Industry

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