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

End The Confusion About ITAR

Are you confused about DDTC Registration, does it apply to you? Not sure if an export requires U.S. Government authorization? Don’t know if your company manufactures parts that are “ITAR” or “EAR” Controlled? Does your compliance program cover the basics? Contact Aerospace Exports Incorporated at: Info@aerospaceexports.com Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list * indicates required Email… Continue reading End The Confusion About ITAR

Export Compliance Program

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Export Compliance Program Overview 1.Management Commitment Effective management support includes the provision of adequate resources to the compliance staff and support for compliance personnel’s authority within an organization. 2. Risk Assessment While there is no “one-size-fits all” risk assessment, the exercise should generally consist of a holistic review of the organization from top-to-bottom and assess… Continue reading Export Compliance Program

DOJ Publishes Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

The DOJ Criminal Division Announces Publication of Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs Note these three questions extracted from the guidance document: 1. “Is the corporation’s compliance program well designed?“ 2. “Is the program being applied earnestly and in good faith?“ In other words, is the program being implemented effectively? 3. “Does the corporation’s compliance… Continue reading DOJ Publishes Guidance on Evaluating Corporate Compliance Programs

U.S. Person, yes or no?

Answering your questions… “If my employee is not a U.S. citizen, does not have a Green Card but does have an EAD (Employement Authorization Document), are they considered a U.S. Person per the ITAR?” The answer is no.  Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

Export Compliance Programs – Internal Audits

Export Compliance Program The BIS has posted great introduction videos. Check them out here at the Online Training Room: https://www.bis.doc.gov/index.php/compliance-a-training/export-administration-regulations-training/online-training-room Check out all of the videos, but organizations should take note to the video on the subject of the importance of organizations creating and maintaining an Export Compliance Program (ECP). The video emphasizes the eight… Continue reading Export Compliance Programs – Internal Audits

Darling Industries Inc. Fined $400,000

The $400,000 fine received by Darling Industries Inc., of Tucson, AZ was due to six violations of the Arms Export Control Act and the ITAR. The violations included FAILURE TO APPOINT A QUALIFIED EMPOWERED OFFICIAL. Yes, not having a qualified EO is a violation to the ITAR. According to the charging letter the company:  Appointed… Continue reading Darling Industries Inc. Fined $400,000

ITAR Compliance and Confirmation Bias

Do some owners of small or medium size companies fall into confirmation bias when confronted with the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR)? Do they favor information that supports their beliefs? Often I receive calls from company owners and presidents asking if their company must comply withe ITAR but often during the call they question… Continue reading ITAR Compliance and Confirmation Bias

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… Continue reading Not DDTC Registered and you state that you ARE ITAR compliant?

Upcoming Webinar: FAR & DFARS Cyber Protection and Reporting

Join Mark Stevens, President of Aerospace Exports Incorporated as he explains the latest updates to two regulations. This webinar will be packed with information that will apply to all attendees. Immediately following this 30 minute Webinar AEI will host a 30 Minute Q&A session to answer all questions.

Using ISO 19600:2014 “Compliance management systems guidelines”

Integrating ITAR and EAR requirements into an AS9100 Quality Management System can be daunting. The image posted above is a broad overview of the identification step. Note that organizations should use their functional experts to perform the evaluations. Good Luck! Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

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DDTC Registration is NOT automatic compliance to the ITAR

Just yesterday I was asked “As long as we register with the DDTC we can self-declare as ITAR compliant… right?” My reply is always a big “NO”. I also include a warning… any organization that self-declares compliance based solely on DDTC Registration and then advertises as such, may receive some un-requested attention: http://www.exportlawblog.com/archives/4467 I thoroughly appreciate the… Continue reading DDTC Registration is NOT automatic compliance to the ITAR

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The Aerospace ITAR Supplier Registry

Why the aerospace industry needs to validate supply chain compliance to the ITAR and EAR. AEI Aerospace Supplier Registry Subscribe to AEI’s mailing list * indicates required Email Address * First Name Last Name

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