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 enhancing export controls. Why would you need export controls when you don’t export? It’s like buying a snowplow in Puerto Rico or bringing a bathing suit to the North Pole. When am I ever going to need this?
Every company, whether they export or not, needs to have effective export controls in place in order to comply with U.S. ITAR/EAR laws and regulations. Every company is responsible for implementing and maintaining control over controlled items, technical data, and manufacturing/production activities, ensuring there is no unauthorized access by foreign companies and individuals. It may seem like wearing a snorkel in the Sahara, but effective export controls are essential in avoiding possible costly mistakes and public relations nightmares. Wilmarth & Associates offers comprehensive training for employees in export controls and can help you develop a technology control plan to help you meet U.S. government requirements.
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