The new administration has placed a unique focus on both Buy American Act and Buy America Act. Many companies, including federal government contractors, should assess how the new administration’s focus will impact their daily business operations. Buy American Act requirements has now become an issue of serious concern for thousands… Read more »

What Are International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)? ITAR compliance means that your company is well aware of the various requirements set forth in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Companies in the import export business, including manufacturers, companies involved with technical data and the like must have an internal methodology… Read more »

What is the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act)? The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act) is a very comprehensive trade agreement that sets the rules for trade practices and investments between the United States, Canada, and Mexico. The agreement was executed in 1994. The NAFTA Act has,… Read more »

The US government wants to know where all products are made. With the recent change in government and the continuing goal to make products in America, companies should be aware of the BAA compliance penalties and liability for not properly identifying Buy American Act countries of origin. In 2005, three… Read more »

Companies that become subject to ITAR compliance violations and export administration regulations can face stiff penalties. Under the ECCN and Arms Export Control Act  (22 USC 2778 and 2779), you can become subject to criminal penalties  and ITAR fines if you willfully violate any provision of §38 or §39 of… Read more »

Defending Against the Federal Government for Mail Fraud Penalties and Wire Fraud Allegations Can be Tricky Business When you have an attorney that is no familiar with federal government contract law. When it comes to mail fraud penalties in federal procurement contract, criminal actions and the penalty for wire fraud… Read more »

The Government is strict on its oversight of the Arms Export Controls Act of 1976 and US compliance laws. Although ITAR laws have sweeping results and liability for individuals and companies, the central issue for litigation is actual conduct. Looking at the plain meaning of import export  US compliance laws and statutes, courts recognize… Read more »

In the past four years, ITAR certification requirements and ITAR compliance violations are becoming more commonplace in the news and headlines.  Did you know that in 2013 courts have decided that to be criminally convicted for export compliance violations, you only have to general knowledge on the illegality of the… Read more »

Important to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR Regulations), the are certain countries that corporations must be aware of that prohibit ITAR involvement. These ITAR countries are listed to keep participants on notice. Having an International Traffic in Arms Regulations attorney can save corporations substantial stress and headaches if they are not… Read more »

Corporate and white collar crimes are typically committed by an individual person or a corporation for some level of financial gain. In government contracting, for example, there is a myriad of cases where top contractor executives and government officials have offered, or taken, bribes in exchange for awarding federal government contracts. … Read more »