New to the ITAR?

  1. If there’s one thing AEI can do for you, what do you need help with? 2. What is one thing you want right now which will make your job easier? 3. If there’s one compliance blog post that I can write about to help you, what would that to be? 4. If AEI […]

Not DDTC Registered and you state that you ARE ITAR compliant?

Read 127.1(b)(3) about manufacturers… §127.1   Violations. (a) Without first obtaining the required license or other written approval from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, it is unlawful: (1) To export or attempt to export from the United States any defense article or technical data or to furnish or attempt to furnish any defense service for which […]

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A Proverb

In every area of our businesses and lives the decisions we make can be a blessing or result in terrible consequences. Reading and learning the regulations and standards is step one, you need to understand, and when unsure,  seek advice. It is said that there is safety in a multitude of counselors.   Proverb: “A wise man […]

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ISO 9001 & AS9100 Registrar Auditors: Stop Writing Poor Nonconformance Statements, Learn to Cite the Proper Paragraph of the ITAR or EAR

Auditors who are ignorant of the regulations and then who draft poorly written NC statements can damage the credibility of the Registrar. Registrars, have your auditors ever issued similar findings: “The process of ensuring that top management shall demonstrate leadership and commitment with respect to customer focus by ensuring that the customer and applicable statutory […]

Your Baby is Ugly

No one wants to here the words, your baby is ugly. When AEI is tasked to assess a client’s compliance processes, sometimes we have to tell the client that their processes, training and personnel have a hole large enough for a violation to escape. Yes, an escape can happen at any company at any time […]

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Import Compliance

A prospect was boasting that they have someone in Mexico who assists them in completing the import paperwork. The prospect didn’t understand the transactions, the applicable regulations or the documents but they were happy. What could go wrong? Can you demonstrate compliance awareness through knowledge of the Customs Regulations and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the […]

Compliance Strategy

Failure to face the challenges of compliance will most likely result with a violation or an unintended “escape” sometime in the future. When the violation finally comes and you receive that “Letter” from the DDTC or BIS, you will experience fear and an overwhelming sense of panic. Initially the costs will start with the usual $5,000 retainer for legal […]

Compliance Deficit or Loss: An Auditor’s Tip

When assisting an organization in learning about the various export regulations such as the ITAR and EAR, we often hold “Executive Awareness” training for the leadership. Now there are some leaders who while learning about their responsibilities and all of the numerous requirements in complying with the regulations, they take immediate action: For instance some may assign […]

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Top ten immediate actions for new DDTC Registrants

 Export Compliance Implementation Plan Immediate Actions Assure that all exports are accurately classified and the export control documents contain the proper destination control statement, this includes Bill of Lading, Airway Bill, Commercial Invoice, Packing Slip. All items (commodities, technology, and software) shall be classified in order to determine jurisdiction (ITAR OR EAR), and with specific […]

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ITAR Compliance 101

Often larger aerospace OEMs/Primes ask us to assist or mentor a key sub-tier supplier in achieving ITAR Compliance. Once we are introduced (to the supplier) we start by having a conversation with the senior executives on what they manufacturer, number of employees etc., but inevitably during that first phone call we are asked straight-out “How […]

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Seeking PT Contract Sales and Consultants

Sales: Aerospace Exports Incorporated is seeking part time contract sales person. The position requires knowledge of the aerospace industry, LInkedIN and other social media. The position will be 1099 subcontract and will pay a negotiated commission/rate. Consultant: Aerospace Exports Incorporated is seeking part time consultant to service AEI clients via phone and email. No on-site […]