Major Revisions to U.S. Export Controls: How the New Regulatory Landscape Will Impact Your Clients
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
•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, 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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 IV of the series.
- Part I:...more
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
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
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
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
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