Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year

Export Controls: 5 Ways to Monitor Changing U.S. Regulations in the Coming Year


Now is the time to think strategically about the new year.  How will you stay on top of dynamic export controls regulations and remain compliant?  As the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiative continues, there are still some crucial pending changes that affect both companies and universities in research and technology.  These future updates include a clarification on the ITAR’s definition of “fundamental research” and the transition of certain items from the ITAR’s United States Munitions List Category I, II, and III to the EAR’s Commerce Control List (CCL).

Here are 5 ways you can stay abreast of evolving export control regulations.  Bookmark these U.S. government links or sign up for email notifications!

  1.      DDTC New Items and Announcements
  2.      BIS Federal Register Notices
  3.      Int’l Trade Administration: COMPLIANCE HIGHLIGHTS & NEWS
  4.      OFAC Email Distribution List
  5.      Receive email updates on the changes to the Consolidated Screening Lists

The above links will help you to stay on top of the following: parties that have been added to the Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) List, changes to specific export control classification numbers (ECCNs), license exception updates that can affect your AES filing for an international shipment, recent export enforcement cases, and more.

You can also stay current through these 5 other export control resources.  Head into the new year armed with the right knowledge and resources that you and your organization need to successfully navigate EAR compliance, understand ITAR restrictions, and avoid OFAC violations.

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