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CBP increases import audits and enforcement actions - Blog

August 24, 2016
The summer heat has not been confined to the weather. U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials are warming up the import world with more audits and enforcement actions. To accomplish this objective, CBP Regulatory Audit has started to deviate from its traditional audit program, the Focused Assessment, and intends to conduct more audit surveys and comprehensive audits in lieu of Focused Assessments.

Cybersecurity and export controls? Not for now in the U.S.! - Story

June 16, 2016
Designers of weapons systems, infrared technology, high-end radar, and intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance (ISR) systems all know that they need to ensure they've thoroughly checked every box regarding export compliance. But what about cybertechnology? How does the U.S. government manage and enforce export compliance for this area?

ITAR reforms for defense and satellite industries take hold - Story

June 14, 2015
Over the last two years, the Obama administration has implemented reforms to export regulations aimed at improving the competitiveness of U.S. military and satellite companies in the global technology market. In this article, export attorneys from Arent Fox, LLP provide an overview of those changes and discuss which items with electronic content are affected.
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Export reform impact on defense electronics suppliers - Story

April 09, 2015
Over the last two years the Obama Administration has pushed out export reforms that essentially move a number of items from the United States Munitions List (USML) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) over to the Department of Commerce to make it easier for U.S. defense and satellite suppliers to do business overseas. The reforms like the regulations they aim to change are complicated, but attorneys at Arent Fox, LLP in Washington have put together a review of the reforms with content on how they affect defense electronics suppliers.