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DDTC Consent Agreement Highlights Technical Data Export Challenges

It’s my long-held position that technology controls present the most challenging export compliance challenge. Last month’s consent agreement between the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls and Honeywell International illustrates my point quite well. As we’ll discuss, Honeywell fell into three of the most common traps for unauthorized exports of controlled information. Companies subject to the International TrafficRead More »DDTC Consent Agreement Highlights Technical Data Export Challenges
Export Controls: Five Charged in Scheme to Export thermal imaging devices subject to ITAR Five Charged in Scheme to Export

Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of Arms Export Control Act

A federal grand jury in Los Angeles unsealed an indictment Thursday that accuses five defendants of conspiring to unlawfully export defense articles to Russia. Specifically, the defendants allegedly exported thermal imaging riflescopes and night-vision goggles without a license, in violation of the Arms Export Control Act. According to court documents, Elena Shifrin, 59, of Mundelein,Read More »Five Charged in Scheme to Export Thermal Imaging Scopes and Night Vision Goggles to Russia, in Violation of Arms Export Control Act
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Settlements for Exports of Controlled Encryption Software to Iran

SAP, a German multinational software corporation with a significant U.S. presence, recently settled allegations that it violated OFAC and BIS regulations concerning exports of software, upgrades, and patches from the United States to Iran and Iranian companies.  The settlement amounts totaled in excess of $6.4 million. Watch the video as George W. Thompson, International TradeRead More »Settlements for Exports of Controlled Encryption Software to Iran
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A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade

A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade Since the last comprehensive trade legislation reforms in 1993, growth in e-commerce, rapid technological change, and the continued expansion of the global marketplace have significantly altered how trade is conducted. As these shifts continue to accelerate and evolve, it is imperative for the U.S. Government to act now to pursue transformational reforms thatRead More »A Transformative Approach for the Future of Trade
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An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

Although historically less attention-grabbing than sanctions, US export controls have been progressively newsworthy in recent years–starting with the Trump administration’s headlining restrictions aimed at Huawei, initiated in May 2019. More recently, the US government’s focus on China’s military modernization appears to have a driven a spate of China-focused export controls launched by the US DepartmentRead More »An EAR-evolution? What Commerce’s military intelligence end-user rule may foretell

Manufacturer’s “Made in U.S.A.” Claim Challenged as False by FTC

The Federal Trade Commission (FTC) has filed a Federal District Court complaint alleging that Chemence, Inc. committed unfair trade practices by claiming its merchandise, glue, is “Made in the U.S.A.” The FTC is charged with enforcement of statutes prohibiting the use of “unfair or deceptive acts or practices” in commerce.  Its lawsuit seeks an injunction againstRead More »Manufacturer’s “Made in U.S.A.” Claim Challenged as False by FTC
OFAC

More Apparent OFAC Violations Involving Foreign Subsidiary Companies

Parenting can be such a chore.  Minding wayward little ones, cleaning up after them, and getting hit with six-figure Treasury Department penalties for their misbehavior can offset the joy of beholding the smiles on their cherubic faces. Did I say Treasury Department penalties? Yes, they can arise when the parent is a U.S.-based company andRead More »More Apparent OFAC Violations Involving Foreign Subsidiary Companies
Made In The USA

“Made in USA” Rules — The Federal Trade Commission Wants to Hear from You

The Federal Trade Commission’s rules governing assertions that a product is “Made in the U.S.” can be confusing. As we’ve discussed on various occasions, that agency has strict standards on when claims of United States origin are permissible. I won’t repeat the Made In/Assembled In and qualified and unqualified claim distinctions here, except to note that theyRead More »“Made in USA” Rules — The Federal Trade Commission Wants to Hear from You
Export Compliance Checklist - 5 Questions to help you get started

Export Compliance Checklist – 5 Questions to Help You Get Started

Why Exporting your product is a good idea Expanding your bottom line and selling to customers abroad is likely part of your business strategy or on your roadmap.  It is no wonder why, according to a study by the Institute for International Economics, U.S. companies that export not only grow faster, but are nearly 8.5Read More »Export Compliance Checklist – 5 Questions to Help You Get Started