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Understanding the Military End Use Rule and Its Role in Export Compliance

When businesses seek to sell goods, services, data or technology abroad, they must comply with U.S. export controls. In select cases under Part 744 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), “catch-all” rules – also known as end use and end user-based controls – apply. One of the most common catch-all rules is the Military End Use and Military End User (MEU) Rule.

U.S. Export Controls Around Encryption – Helping Your Company Navigate a Maze of Complex Compliance Regulations

To anyone with experience in export compliance, that should come as no surprise. U.S. export controls are as voluminous as they are complex. Some controls even defy common sense—yet they are the rules and must be followed. And while executing on an export compliance program takes solid understanding in many areas, the challenge is even tougher when it comes to software or equipment that utilizes encryption.

U.S. Export Controls for Non-U.S. Companies – Understanding Key Issues and Avoiding Common Mistakes

U.S. regulatory agencies can and do impose serious penalties for U.S. and non-U.S. companies that fail to comply with highly extraterritorial U.S. rules. These include monetary fines, a loss of U.S government contracts and/or a complete ban from receiving any U.S. items. The recent pace of changes to U.S. export control and sanctions measures have made it even more important for non-U.S. companies to stay up-to-date on the regulations.

Export Compliance for Defense Contractors and Subcontractors – Key Considerations

Businesses that seek to sell goods or services to the U.S. Department of Defense or foreign governments – i.e., defense contractors and subcontractors – know this reality all too well. After all, U.S. export controls are as voluminous as they are complex. Some controls even defy common sense—yet they are the rules and must be followed. Consequently, defense contractors and subcontractors often feel overwhelmed by a litany of issues.