Export Trade Compliance Blog

Guide to Submitting Public Comment to BIS on Export Controls for Emerging Technologies

Guide to Submitting Public Comment to BIS on Export Controls for Emerging Technologies

12/06/2018

Export controls compliance continues to be a dynamic area with a lot of regulatory change.  As the U.S. government figures out the risks of new, innovative technologies to U.S. national security, there is an opportunity for your company or university...


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Export Controls Compliance Training Got You Stumped?

Export Controls Compliance Training Got You Stumped?

09/13/2018

Train your employees.  We all know that this is a key element of any strong export compliance program.  But it’s also one of the hardest elements to establish and drive home. Perhaps it’s even up there with Management Commitment in...


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Presumption of Denial

Presumption of Denial

08/23/2018

China Aerospace Science and Industry Corporation Second Academy Hebei Far East Communication System Engineering CETC Research Institute CASIC Academy of Defense Technology These four organizations all sound like solid scientific organizations that your company or university might considering doing business...


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EAR vs. ITAR Compliance:  Can You Name 5 Differences?

EAR vs. ITAR Compliance: Can You Name 5 Differences?

06/26/2018

Compliance to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) are rooted in the same concept behind many government regulations:  Sometimes you need to ask the government for permission before doing something. Especially if that...


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What is My ECCN Classification?

What is My ECCN Classification?

04/11/2018

Export controls compliance is not a game. ZTE Corporation, the recent focus of a very significant enforcement case with an approximate $430 million in OFAC penalties, might agree.   Export classification (or ECCN classification), in particular, is a driving factor for...


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Export Compliance: Should it Fall Under Research Compliance?

Export Compliance: Should it Fall Under Research Compliance?

01/25/2018

Export compliance at a university is not just about the research.  Is research a significant factor affecting an institution’s compliance needs?  Yes.  And that’s why many universities and non-profit research centers place export controls oversight (for EAR compliance, ITAR restrictions,...


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