ITAR

DDTC Requests Public Comments for the Consolidation of ITAR License Exemptions

DDTC Requests Public Comments for the Consolidation of ITAR License Exemptions

by Melissa Proctor • July 26, 2019

On July 26th, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comments on the proposed consolidation and clarification of the various license exemptions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). DDTC is currently working to streamline and clarify the ITAR, and its goal […]


Upcoming ECTI Seminars in Orlando: ITAR Defense Trade Controls/EAR Export Controls (February 2019)

by Melissa Proctor • December 11, 2018

Presented by the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) and Sponsored by Miller Proctor Law PLLC  This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with a comprehensive education on complying with United States export regulations.  We will review recent Export Control Reform (ECR) changes as well as new trade and enforcement priorities from […]


Upcoming ECTI Seminars: ITAR Defense Trade Controls/EAR Export Controls in San Diego (January 2019)

by Melissa Proctor • December 11, 2018

Presented by the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) and Sponsored by Miller Proctor Law PLLC  This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with a comprehensive education on complying with United States export regulations.  We will review recent Export Control Reform (ECR) changes as well as new trade and enforcement priorities from […]


State and Commerce Departments Publish Long-Awaited Proposed Rules for U.S. Export Controls on Firearms, Ammunition and Related Equipments

by Melissa Proctor • June 12, 2018

On May 24th, the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published the long-awaited proposed rules for the export control of firearms, guns, ammunition and related articles under the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). These are just […]


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 […]


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Mark Your Calendar: “The ABC’s of Embargoes and Sanctions” 2-Part Live, Interactive Webinar on February 27th and March 27th

by Melissa Proctor • January 29, 2018

Melissa Proctor will be giving two online webinars on “The ABC’s of Embargoes and Sanctions” for the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) on February 27, 2018 and March 27, 2018 from 1:00 – 2:30pm EST. The United States currently maintains a complex web of embargoes and economic sanctions programs levied against various countries, entities, and […]


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 […]


ITAR Defense Trade Controls/EAR Export Controls Seminar

“ITAR Defense Trade Controls/EAR Export Controls Seminar”

by Melissa Proctor • July 30, 2017

ITAR Defense Trade Controls / EAR Export Controls International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Controls & Embargoes (OFAC) Explained – complete with the latest updates on Export Control Reform (ECR): This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with a comprehensive education on […]