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Settlement Highlights Need for Compliance with U.S. Export Control Rules When Sponsoring Foreign Workers

The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security recently reached a $115,000 civil settlement agreement with a California-based global technology company on the basis that it violated several export control...more

Red Notice Newsletter - July 2014

Welcome to the July 2014 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, two Noble Corporation executives settle with the U.S. Securities and Exchange...more

"Latest US Export Control Reforms Impact Companies in the Military Electronics Industry"

On July 1, 2014, the U.S. government issued the latest in a series of ongoing reforms to the U.S. export controls on defense articles, defense services and “dual-use” items (i.e., items that have both civilian and military...more

ECR Episode IX – Serving up the Third Round: The Next Wave of Export Control Reform Takes Effect on July 1, 2014

In the country pubs of Ireland, it has long been the practice of the barkeep to “stand the third round” for good customers, meaning to offer the third drink for free. The practice makes sense both as customer appreciation...more

You’re Only As Good as Your Source: Make Sure to Consult the Right Versions of the ITAR and EAR

These days when we’re in need of information on an unfamiliar topic our first thought is often to “Google it.” Usually, these initial searches generate plenty of useful results. But actually differentiating between the...more

New Beginnings

Benjamin Franklin once said that no nation was ever ruined by trade. While that may be true, those of us in the private sector have seen our kind ruined by failures in trade law compliance far too often. Let’s be honest:...more

"US Government Announces Reforms to Space and Satellite Systems Export Controls"

On May 13, 2014, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the U.S. Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) issued interim final rules amending the U.S. export controls...more

Spacing Out: BIS Issues Report on Export Controls and the Space Industrial Base

In February 2014, the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) published a report (“Report”) detailing the impact of export controls on the U.S. space industry. Titled the “U.S. Space Industry...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

A Vital Link to Any International Trade Compliance Program: The Human Resource Manager

Governments in every country are taking international trade compliance seriously. Unlike other company departments that heavily rely on automation to track supply chain compliance, those departments responsible for...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

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

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

Interview With Jon Rydberg

Ed. Note-today I continue with my series of interviews with thought leaders in the compliance arena. Today, I post an interview of Jon Rydberg, CEO and Founder of Orchid Advisors....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

DDTC Ups the Ante on Data Gathering from ITAR-Registered Companies and Introduces Electronic Filing

Pursuant to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has issued a revised Statement of Registration (DS-2032) form and now allows it to be...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

Initial Provisions of Export Control Reform Become Effective October 15th – Steps to Take to Prepare for Export Control Reform

On October 15, 2013 the first major series of amendments under the Export Control Reform will go into effect. Every exporter should be aware of these amendments and have a plan to prepare for these changes....more

Global Connection - October 2013: Export Control Reform: Ready, Set, Go

For the past several decades, and especially since the heightened security enforcement in international trade, the global business community has railed against the complex, overlapping U.S. export controls laws and...more

Global Connection - October 2013: Understand the “EAR”: Making the Transition from the ITAR to the Export Administration...

One of the main reasons for the government’s Export Control Reform initiative (“ECR”) was to ensure that the United States’ comparative advantage in certain technologies against the rest of the global marketplace is...more

Red Notice Newsletter - September 2013

INTRODUCTION - Welcome to the September 2013 edition of Red Notice, a publication of Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. This month on the anticorruption front, several U.S. financial executives plead guilty in a...more

New Export Control Rules for Military Aircraft and Aircraft Parts and Components

Companies that produce military aircraft and aircraft parts and components controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) should take note of some significant changes that will become effective...more

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