Your See Through Rule Blues

Q: What is all the fuss about this See-Through Rule?  A: Let’s pretend you are Export Compliance SuperPerson with x-ray vision that can see through, say, an aircraft engine. Your uncanny sight can distinguish USML (United States Munitions List)  classified parts from commercial parts.  Let’s say you see a USML nut and bolt in there, […]

U.S. UK Technology Transfer Agreement Reached

The UK Ministry of Defence has brokered a bilateral agreement with its US State Department that would relax technology transfer restrictions that threatened London’s continued participation in the Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter project. Read about it in Flight International USA

DDTC – Partial List of Arms Embargo Against Somalia

   from The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (”DDTC”) announced today that it was amending section 126.1 of the ITAR to reflect a partial lifting of the arms embargo against Somalia. These amendments are being adopted to implement revisions made to the Somalia arms embargo by U.N. Security Council Resolution 1744 adopted on February […]

BIS Fines Supermicro Employee $60,000 for Exports to Iran

The Bureau of Industry and Security (”BIS”) recently released a settlement agreement in which Robert Abreu, the Senior Director of Strategic Sales for Supermicro Computers, agreed to pay $60,000 to settle charges arising from illegal exports of computer motherboards to Iran. The motherboards were shipped by Supermicro and Abreu to a distributor in the UAE […]

Foreign Affairs – China’s Space Odyssey and Reliability As A Trade Partner

China’s Space Odyssey: What the Antisatellite Test Reveals About Decision-Making in Beijing Bates Gill and Martin KleiberFrom Foreign Affairs, May/June 2007 Summary: China’s recent antisatellite test, which the military conducted while leaving civilian authorities mostly in the dark, raises a disturbing question: Will Beijing’s stovepiped bureaucracies prevent China from becoming a reliable global partner? Read […]

Latest Word On Bush’s Proposed Export Enforcement Act of 2007

ExportLawBlog cautions the Reuters News interpretation of the new Export Enforcement Act of 2007. A good clarification. Read it here.

PowerPoint Presentation on ITAR Industry Responsibilities

Early Christmas.. here’s a PowerPoint presentation given by Nancy Meyer, Supervisory Defense Trade Anaylst from the US Department of State, at the series of International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) seminars in February and March 2006.  The presentation provides details on the administration of ITAR, and the responsibilities industry have in complying with it. Posted at the Australian Industry, Tourism and […]

ITT and Today’s Export Compliance Issues – An Expert Reflects

John Huddle, CEO and practicing attorney with The Global Law Group in Richmond and chairman of the Virginia-D.C. District Export Council (DEC) spoke to the Blue Ridge Business Journal on the ITT fine, reverse engineering,  and other export compliance issues. Read the article by Michelle Long here.  “In a nutshell,” Huddle says, “two problems are […] on Export Enforcement Act of 2007 -“Yikes!”

The White House today announced that it was sending to Congress the “Export Enforcement Act of 2007.” The proposed legislation would substantially increase penalties for violations of the Export Administration Regulations (”EAR”):The proposed Export Enforcement Act of 2007 . . . would increase maximum corporate penalties from $50,000 under the executive orders to either $5 […]

Argument in Mak Trial Makes Exports of 757s to China Illegal – From ExportLawBlog

ExportLawBlog has been diligently following a ITAR case in which the prosecution seems to be redefining what public domain is. Blogger Cliff Burns discusses more ITAR-thumping courtroom perplexiites from the Chai Mak case in California. Read it here.