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Subject to the EAR – What It Means and How to Approach It

The phrase “subject to the EAR” is so ubiquitous to exporters that its meaning sometimes gets lost – especially in organizations where export compliance is a part-time role. Here’s an overview of what “subject to the EAR” means, and why the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) apply to the vast majority of exports from the U.S. – as well as to many transactions outside the U.S. 

Hong Kong and Taiwan are on Diverging Paths as U.S. Export Markets

As export markets for U.S. businesses, Hong Kong and Taiwan share enough similarities that they’ve often been considered together in discussions about trade with the Pacific Rim. But due to changing U.S.-China relations, these significant trading partners are headed in opposite directions, which is likely to require an ongoing evolution by people who manage export business.

Why Pandemic Recovery May Have More Impact on the Aerospace Industry Than the Russian Invasion

The invasion of Ukraine resulted almost immediately in a range of new license requirements for exports to Russia. But for most companies in the aerospace industry, sanctions against Russia are likely to be the source of less disruption than fast-rising demand as global markets recover from two years of pandemic. Here’s why.

The Hidden Costs of Non-Compliance With Export Control Regulations

As your organization explores global opportunities and engages potential overseas partners, your company will need to assess and run through specific compliance considerations to ensure your activities are in the clear. Companies that fail to acquire export licenses under either statutory regime could risk costly civil and criminal penalties. Here are some of the most commonly-overlooked costs of non-compliance with ITAR and EAR and what your company can do to address these issues.

Military End-Use/User Export Control Rules: What You Need to Know

Suppose your organization is involved in exporting certain goods, software, or technology, which may be useful in any number of applications, to specified countries. In that case, you may face special licensing requirements. Your organization will likely have to develop compliance strategies around the Military End-User (MEU) Rule, which is part of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Here is what the MEU Rule entails and what stakeholders can do to ensure compliance.

Getting the Most from Attending Live Export Controls Seminars

After nearly two years of disrupted work situations, more people are interested in attending live, in-person training seminars. ECTI has continuously provided a selection of virtual workshops during COVID-19 and we offer a wide range of online and remote learning opportunities. But as many of our past participants have noted, attending live ECTI seminars offer distinct advantages.