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New Restrictions on Chinese Military Companies: What Exporters Need to Know

In early June, President Biden signed Executive Order 14032, “Addressing the Threat from Securities Investments That Finance Certain Companies of the People’s Republic of China.” This Executive Order (E.O.) recasts the Trump Administration Executive Order 13959 and places direction of the related sanctions program under the Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

When Is an Export Not an Export?

When we think of the term “export,” some typical images come to mind: a container on a truck or railroad well car, a cargo ship filled with steel containers or boxes and flats stowed in an airplane’s hold. It seems straightforward, right? In general, an export occurs when something is shipped or transmitted out of the United States. In addition to physical cargo, exports include other actions that may not seem as obvious.

The Easy Way to Stay Current on Changes to Export Regulations

If it seems like export compliance regulations change a lot, you’re right—they do. Sometimes minor tweaks are made, but in other cases, comprehensive changes occur with wide-ranging ramifications. Whether your company’s exports are governed by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) or other agencies, changes to regulations can come at any time and have a significant impact on your international business.

The Advantages of Custom, In-house Export Compliance Training

For most companies, the need to train their employees in export controls and compliance can be met through the live, in-person export compliance training seminars that ECTI offers across the country. But occasionally, an organization has more specific needs or logistical requirements that make customized, in-house sessions the logical choice. How do you decide which option is best for your organization?

The Benefits of Live, In-Person Export Compliance Training

As the pandemic begins to subside and our work lives return to “normal,” attending a live, in-person export compliance training seminar has definite attraction. After months of working from home or limiting interaction to family and close friends, getting away from work and home for a few days to focus on acquiring new knowledge and skills is appealing.

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.