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 »

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 »

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 »

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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. Companies such as Lockheed, Motorola, Boeing, and Northrup Grumman have all been penalized… Read more »

  Suspension and debarment of government contractors come into play when you do not comply with the terms and conditions of your contract. Not all companies understand what does debarred mean. The consequences are serious and can severely impact your business revenues. How you respond to a proposed suspension or debarment notice is… 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 »

Avoid Costly Mistakes With US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Compliance and Penalties If you are cited for violating the US Export Control  and commerce regulations, 15 CFR 730-774 (2007) (EAR), you can face both criminal and administrative penalties.  United States Export Administration Regulations are focused on keeping dangerous goods out of the… Read more »

Minimize Liability With ECCN Arms Export Control Act of 1976 and ITAR International Trade Regulations 22 USC 2778 Engaging in the export of arms to foreign countries carry a significant liability to companies that are not aware of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR/ITARS) and the Arms Export Control Act of 1976 (AECA)… Read more »