ITAR Compliance vs ISO Certification

Is ITAR compliance an on-going continual functioning system of processes or binary on or off, yes or no? Scenario: A prospective client asks for help to become “ITAR Compliant”. Our first question is what is the contractual requirement? Did the PO simply state “ITAR Compliant” or do you need to apply for a license, where… Continue reading ITAR Compliance vs ISO Certification

ITAR Export Control Documents & the misrepresentation and omission of facts

§127.2   Misrepresentation and omission of facts. (a) It is unlawful to use or attempt to use any export or temporary import control document containing a false statement or misrepresenting or omitting a material fact for the purpose of exporting, transferring, reexporting, retransferring, obtaining, or furnishing any defense article, technical data, or defense service. Any false statement,… Continue reading ITAR Export Control Documents & the misrepresentation and omission of facts

A Trigger, Becoming ITAR Compliant

What is going to be your trigger to finally decide on becoming compliant with the Arms Export Control Act? Is it that you learned the definition of a defense article as defined in Part 120 Purpose and Definitions, or That you understand that as a manufacturer of defense articles you must register with the DDTC… Continue reading A Trigger, Becoming ITAR Compliant

Don’t Ignore Regulations

So this week we’re learning that the Commerce Department can start using new tools, such as undercover agents and wiretaps, to conduct investigations. This news should worry all those leaders in companies who continue to ignore the EAR & ITAR. Who is making your compliance decisions? What decisions need to be made in order to… Continue reading Don’t Ignore Regulations

Supply Chain Communication and ITAR

Is there uncertainty in your communications with your customers and suppliers regarding the jurisdiction of a commodity, whether it be subject to the EAR or ITAR? Uncertainty in communication is a risk to all involved, the suppliers, customers and community. When an organization doesn’t adequately perform it’s due diligence, it puts everyone at risk.   … Continue reading Supply Chain Communication and ITAR