U.S. State Department Announces Export Policy Shift: South Sudan Is Now an ITAR Proscribed Country

by Melissa Proctor • February 6, 2018

On February 2, 2018, the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) announced via web notice a significant change in its export policy vis-à-vis South Sudan. Per Section 38(a) of the Arms Export Control Act (“AECA”) (22 U.S.C. 2778), the DDTC has added South Sudan to its list of proscribed countries in Section 126.1 […]

U.S. State Department Increases Maximum Civil Penalty Amounts

by Melissa Proctor • January 10, 2018

As of January 3, 2018, the maximum civil penalty amounts that may be assessed by the U.S. State Department for violations of certain laws and regulations have been adjusted upwards for inflation per the Federal Civil Penalties Inflation Adjustment Act of 1990, as amended. What does this mean for U.S. companies? Briefly, violations of the Arms […]