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 »

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 — Fair Trade TAA Compliance Rules?

When applying the rule for establishing Buy American Act and 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 protest.) Federal… 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 »

Mail and Wire Fraud Penalties Against the Federal Government

Defending Against the Mail and Wire Fraud Penalties Against the Federal Government Can be Tricky Business When you have an attorney that is not familiar with federal government contract law. When it comes to mail fraud penalties in federal procurement contract, criminal actions and wire fraud penalties against the federal… 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 »

Understanding ITAR Compliance Requirement & ITAR EAR Certification Penalties

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 ITAR EAR laws breaches and non-compliance with import-export regulations. Many companies relax their standards and many do not even have an ITAR Compliance Statement. However,… Read more »