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DDTC Temporarily Resumes Full Operations


Industry Notice: Lapse in Funding Update Effective Thursday, January 24, 2019, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will temporarily retur...

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Export Compliance During a Government Shutdown

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As the government shutdown drags into its fourth week we, like you, are getting frustrated. Commerce export activities, most importantly BIS license a...

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Missile Technology Control Regime


The Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) is an agreement between 35 nations aimed at limiting the transfer of missile technology. Each member stat...

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Government Shutdown


Due to the ongoing partial government shutdown, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is no longer accepting license applica...

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Status of DDTC Under Government Shutdown


Due to the lapse in funding affecting the Department of State that occurred on Saturday, December 22, 2018, services at the Directorate of Defense Tra...

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Avoiding Bad Actors


On December 12 the former CEO of a consolidation and shipping service pleaded guilty to felony smuggling and admitted to 166 administrative violations...

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Year End Review of Compliance Requirements


  In this climate of every changing regulation, it is more important than ever to perform a yearly review your export compliance program and addr...

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New BIS Conditions for Foreign National Licenses

Export Compliance Audits

If you have foreign national employees, you are required (with very few exceptions) to secure BIS (Bureau of Industry and Security) or DDTC (Departmen...

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Export Controls When You Don’t “Export”


Export Controls When You Don’t “Export” “But we don’t export” is a common refrain from companies when approached about the need for implementing or en...

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United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA)


Many of our clients have been inquiring about the qualification of their products for export to Canada and Mexico and the import of parts and componen...

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