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The logistics of Export Control Reform for the aerospace industry

On October 15, 2013, the first pair of final rules implementing the President’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative became effective. These rules, which govern military aircraft and aircraft parts, redefine the line...more

Cloud Services and Export Control: What You Don't Know Can Hurt You

Cloud services in all forms are becoming widely adopted by enterprise customers. Public, private and hybrid cloud service offerings continue to grow in number and nature. Companies are migrating to Software-as-a-Service...more

Smart Phone Technology and Exports

Export controls and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have hit the big leagues. Even NPR’s Martin Kaste is covering it! I think such coverage is great because outside of the University research communities...more

Ukraine and US Energy Export Restrictions: Will Geopolitics Bring Reform?

The situation in Ukraine has intensified political and media scrutiny of the United States’ restrictions on the export of crude oil and liquefied natural gas (LNG). With supplies of Russian energy to Ukraine and Europe at...more

Major Revisions to U.S. Export Controls: How the New Regulatory Landscape Will Impact Your Clients

•Overview of U.S. export controls •What is export control reform and what does it mean for you •Extraterritorial application of U.S. export controls •Other U.S. trade related regimes and how they may impact your...more

Red Notice Newsletter - March 2014

This month on the anticorruption front, a New York court orders two former Siemens executives to pay record civil penalties in a bribery case involving the company’s Argentina business; Canada prosecutes former executives...more

Major Revisions to U.S. Export Controls: How the New Regulatory Landscape Will Impact Your Clients [Video]

Major revisions to U.S. export controls, the largest such effort since the end of the Cold War, are well underway. The result is that many U.S. origin products and technology are moving from control under the U.S. State...more

U. S. Government Penalizes Company for Alleged "Deemed Export" and Other Technology Export Violations

In February 2014, the U.S. government imposed a US$115,000 penalty against Intevac, Inc., for alleged export control violations. The government's enforcement action against Intevac reflects far-reaching positions on...more

Business News Digest – March 2014

In this issue: - Cybersecurity: Coming Soon to a Government Contract Near You - Recent National Defense Authorization Act Presents Opportunities for Small Business Contractors - Iran Sanctions Deal Does...more

Texas Environmental Update - February 28, 2014

We are pleased to provide you with this issue of Bracewell's Texas Environmental Update, offering the latest news about permitting, enforcement, regulatory developments, and other matters of interest to the regulated...more

BIS Proposes First Rewrite of Routed Export Rules in Over a Decade

On February 6, 2014, the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published a Proposed Rule announcing its intent to clarify the responsibilities of parties involved in "routed exports." Delegation of...more

Shale Oil Production Leads To Fractured Debate On Crude Oil Export Ban

The debate regarding the U.S. ban on crude oil exports, which has been in effect for nearly forty years, is escalating. Due to the increasing domestic supply of crude oil, primarily from shale oil production, a number of...more

Pressure on U.S. Crude Oil Export Restrictions Increases along with Domestic Production

The debate regarding U.S. restrictions on crude oil exports is escalating. Due to an increasing domestic supply of crude oil, primarily from shale oil production, a number of policymakers and members of the oil industry have...more

New Export Control Changes Affect Naval Warfare and Ground Vehicles

Second phase of the Export Control Reform Initiative allows certain U.S. industries to fall into categories that may make them more attractive to foreign buyers. On January 6, the Obama administration reached another...more

It’s Time For Ground Vehicle and Related Commodities Manufacturers to Embrace Export Control Reform

The Arms Export Control Act (AECA) requires the President of the United States to periodically review controls set for munitions on the United States Munitions List (USML). If the controls no longer remain warranted, the...more

Indonesian government imposes partially eased ban on ore exports

The Indonesian government had been due to enforce an effective ban on the export of unprocessed mineral ores from 12 January 2014. It now appears that the ban will be more restricted than originally planned and aimed...more

Indonesian export ban and language law – are you prepared?

In 2010 we reported on legal developments affecting Indonesia’s coal mining industry. Since then, Indonesia – the fourth most populous country in the world with a US-dollar economy in excess of one trillion – has continued to...more

International Trade Alert - Enforcing the New Export Control Regime

Venable’s International Trade and Customs Practice Group is publishing a five-part series of Client Alerts to highlight the changes surrounding the ECR (Export Control Reform). Below is Part V of the series. - Part I:...more

Concurrent Resolution of FCPA, Export Controls and Sanctions Violations Demonstrates Close Cooperation of Federal Agencies

On November 26, the Department of Justice (DOJ) and the Securities and Exchange Commission announced an agreement with three subsidiaries of Swiss oil services company Weatherford International Ltd. to settle Foreign Corrupt...more

Corporate and Financial Weekly Digest - Volume VIII, Issue 47

In this issue: - Concurrent Resolution of FCPA, Export Controls and Sanctions Violations Demonstrates Close Cooperation of Federal Agencies - Five Agencies Issue Final Volcker Implementation Rules; Small Banks...more

ECR Series Episode VII: Livin’ in a Materials World – Changes to USML Category XIII

If you manufacture or export Auxiliary Military Equipment controlled under Category XIII of the U.S. Munitions List, you may rightly consider the category number unlucky. The current scope of Category XIII controls is broad...more

Export Control Changes Affecting Aircraft Industry Take Effect

New rules allow some aircraft-related items to fall into categories that may make them more attractive to foreign buyers. On October 15, the Obama Administration reached an important milestone of the president’s Export...more

What U.S. and Chinese companies need to know about U.S. export control laws applicable to China

According to a recently published report of the U.S. Congressional Research Service, the United States and the People’s Republic of China (‘China’) expanded economic ties substantially over the past three decades. Total...more

Export Control Reform Regulations to Become Effective October 15

As described in our April 25, 2013 International Trade & Compliance Advisory, the U.S. government is engaged in a broad export control reform initiative. On October 15, 2013, the first regulatory amendments implementing...more

First Round of Export Control Reform In Effect Beginning October 15

Seems like all my free moments are on a plane. This flight in particular is an 8 hour flight — the inflight entertainment and the light controls are not working! This gives me time to reflect on Export Control Reform. With...more

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