Best Practices

Why Export and Cyber Compliance

Understanding ITAR and EAR, and the many channels of federal regulations that govern export control can be critical to your company’s future. The Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security administers the Export Administration…

Red Flags

You’ve screened your customer, gotten licenses, and are ready to ship. But something still doesn’t seem right. There’s a feeling … an instinct … that’s prevented you from giving the green light. Knowing your customers is one of the basic elements of compliance with export compliance laws. It’s important to review even…

Human Resources

To prevent deemed disclosures inside your organization, ensure that your employees’ citizenship does not inadvertently jeopardize your  business with export control violations. Foreign-born applicants are on the rise in the fields of science, technology and advanced manufacturing.  An understandable reaction to avoid running afoul of the complex export control laws…

Physical Security

Organizations run the risk of committing a deemed export where controlled technology is accessed in the U.S. by foreign persons, whether visitors or employees.  This could happen at domestic trade shows but often, deemed exports occur inside manufacturing facilities. You want to be sure that you have all proper protections…

Trade Shows

Your employees probably attend and participate in trade shows and similar events on a regular basis.  These events may be held domestically or internationally.  Companies need to be mindful that distribution of protected information is considered an export and illegal without a license to a foreign national, regardless of whether…

Foreign Travel

International travel is often a necessity in today’s world.  Companies need to ensure employees traveling internationally remain diligent about export control.  The U.S. Customers Service is responsible for ensuring that all goods entering and exiting the United States is in compliance with all applicable laws and regulations.  It is common…