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 »

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 »

US Compliance Laws and Importance of Conduct in Export Control

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. Looking at the plain meaning of import export  US compliance laws and statutes, courts recognize… Read more »

Understanding ITAR Compliance Penalties & EAR vs ITAR Certification Requirements

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 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…. Read more »