Export Controls Blog

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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Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year

Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year

12/07/2017

Now is the time to think strategically about the new year.  How will you stay on top of dynamic export controls regulations and remain compliant?  As the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative continues, there are still some crucial pending changes...

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Export Controls Acronyms: Understanding the Alphabet Soup Video

Export Controls Acronyms: Understanding the Alphabet Soup Video

11/02/2017

Confused by the alphabet soup of acronyms in the world of export controls?  Watch this short video to quickly learn the basic terms from the U.S. regulations.

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Are Your Faculty Contacting BIS, DDTC, and OFAC Directly?

Are Your Faculty Contacting BIS, DDTC, and OFAC Directly?

09/12/2017

Yes.  It’s true.  This does happen.  If the export control compliance efforts are lacking at your institution, it may even be happening at your university!  Let’s walk through 3 reasons why this line of communication is less than perfect.  And,...

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