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 Checklist 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 »

ITAR Violation Penalties & ITAR Fines

Companies that become subject to ITAR certification 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… Read more »

ITAR Compliance Penalties – Difference Between ITAR and EAR Requirements (EAR vs ITAR)

When it comes to understanding 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 and many do not even have an ITAR Compliance Statement…. Read more »

International Traffic in Arms Regulations & ITAR Prohibited Countries

Avoid Costly Penalties from Dealing With the Embargo Act and Wrong ITAR Countries. Important to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR Regulations), the are certain ITAR prohibited countries that corporations must be aware of that prohibit ITAR involvement. These ITAR countries are listed to keep participants on notice. Having an… Read more »

Arms Export Control Act ITAR Violations 22 USC 2778

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 »

ITAR Defense Misrepresentation By Omission of Facts

Under ITAR and AECA laws, misrepresentation by omission of material facts can be an issue of contention.  Understanding the rules and regulations can put companies in a better position to be proactive and avoid serious civil and criminal penalties. Under the law, it is unlawful to use any export or temporary… Read more »

Ten Commandments to Avoid Contractor Suspension and Debarment

When it comes to suspension and debarment from government contracts, companies should follow the basic ten commandments to reduce an adverse decision when responding to a proposed suspension debarment notice. Show That Your Company is a Responsible Government Contractor When responding to contractor debarment and suspension notices, the critical point… Read more »