CEO Decision to Respond To Federal Government Investigations

When you or your company has been targeted as part of a federal investigation, your life and business operations as you know it can change significantly. If you are a government contractor subject to criminal charges or investigated for violation of the False Claims Act, kickbacks, SBA Fraud or some… Read more »

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 »

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 Fair Trade Agreement (NAFTA Act)

What Was the Primary Purposed of  NAFA North American Free Trade Agreement? 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… Read more »

Buy American Act Countries List & TAA Compliant Countries

When applying the rule for establishing Buy American Act countries and the TAA compliant 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… Read more »

ITAR Violation Penalties &ITAR Compliance 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 »

Government Mail Fraud and Federal Wire Fraud Penalty Cases

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud Penalties Against the Federal Government Can be Tricky Business. Learn About the Risks If You are Subject to an Investigation. When it comes to mail fraud in a federal procurement contract, criminal actions and wire fraud against the federal government, criminal prosecution of… Read more »

US Import and Export Compliance Laws and Importance of Conduct

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. When corporate executives face criminal liability for violation of export compliance laws, the defense… Read more »

ITAR Compliance and Export Control : How to Get ITAR Certification

In the past four years, ITAR certification and compliance violations are becoming more commonplace in the news and headlines.  Given the increased oversight of import and export companies, the federal government is investigating both large and small companies for strict enforcement of the regulations. Taking a proactive approach by revamping… Read more »