President Obama’s export control reforms were launched in 2009 to tighten controls on the exporting of technology and weapons, but the implications are just now being grasped by many employers who depend upon foreign workers for assistance.
The new Form I-129 petition for non-immigrant worker visa went into effect on Dec. 23, 2010, requiring employers to certify that they have reviewed the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and determined whether they will need an export license to release technology in connection with the proposed employment arrangement.
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