Importance of Having a Valid ITAR Compliance Manual

Government contractors or commercial companies in the import and export business or international trade often find themselves in hot water when the federal government demands a copy of their ITAR Compliance Manual. This usually occurs when there is an investigation for ITAR certification and compliance, False Claims Act Violation or… Read more »

Avoiding Perils of ITAR Compliance and Export Control Penalties

There are Two ITAR compliance problems facing most businesses in the import-export industry: Failure to anticipate the road ahead Problem: Though 79% of today’s government contractor executives say responding quickly to change is the only way to survive our current federal procurement challenges, only 1 in 3 are even able to identify… Read more »

Are You ITAR Compliant and EAR Compliant?

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… Read more »

Nuances of North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act)

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 »

Buy American Act Countries List — Fair Trade TAA Compliance Rules?

When applying the rule for establishing Buy American Act qualifying countries of origin, contractors doing business with the federal government should understand the basics of Buy American Act compliance. Many companies make dangerous mistakes and find themselves facing costly penalties and fines(including losing lucrative federal contracts in a bid protest.) Federal regulatory… Read more »

ITAR Compliance Violations, ITAR Penalties & Fines Information

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 »

ITAR Certification, ITAR Compliance and Export Control

In the past four years, ITAR certification requirements and ITAR compliance violations are becoming more commonplace in the news and headlines.  There is more to ITAR certification than just paying the registration fees to DDTC. The U.S. State Department suggest that mere registration does not automatically give you export rights… Read more »

Understanding DOD ITAR Compliance Penalties & ITAR EAR Certification Requirements EAR vs ITAR

CPARS Ratings & Contractor Past Performance Evaluation

When it comes to DOD ITAR compliance requirements and compliance penalties, the Justice Department government has no doubt increased oversight for government contractors, commercial organizations, and individuals for potential EAR vs ITAR laws breaches and non-compliance with import-export regulations. Many companies relax their standards. However, the backlash from the Justice Department should put… Read more »