ABA Ad Hoc Coalition Submits Comments to USG on Proposed Revisions of US Export Control Regulations

The Ad Hoc Coalition for Effective Export Control Reform (“CEECR”) submitted, on August 3, the embedded document to the U.S. Department of Commerce,Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) and the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Controls (“DDTC”) in response to proposed revisions to certain definitions in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms …

Chinese Acquire Controlled US Technology, Again. Shakes Up Israel’s Export Control Agency

The Chinese industrial espionage machine has, once again, successfully secured sensitive US micro-cooling systems that may be headed to Iran for use in its missile program. It will also add another item in China’s growing arsenal of stolen US technology and know-how. Details are sparse, however,  there are a few clues detailing what may have happened. …

Advanced U.S. Defense Toys May Be In Hands of Syrian Rebels

Whose arming the Free Syrian Army? According to a sparsely sourced story at the Daily Caller today, could be the United States. I would usually not post these items, however, it is rare to see a story citing export controls, much less the International Traffic in Arms Regulations popularly known to legal practitioners and policy …

New Jersey Companies and USG Enter Consent Agreement Over Export Control Violations

Last week the the Department of State announced that it had reached an “administrative agreement with Alpine Aerospace Corporation and TS Trade Tech Incorporated of New Jersey to resolve violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) related to the export of significant military equipment.” According to …

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The Cuban Communist Party wrapped up its Congress propaganda summit in Havana this week. Some people could only laugh. Indeed. It is a dead end. A prelude of what is to come for many these political troglodytes. Meanwhile, the Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) published an updated list of Authorized Carrier, Travel Service Providers, and Remittance …

Government study finds foreign nationals in the US gaining unauthorized access to controlled technology

It is not what advocates of export control reform necessarily wanted to hear, however, a recently completed study for the Congress that was released yesterday by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) confirms prior reports that both our allies and enemies continue to try to steal the most advanced U.S. technologies. While nothing new, U.S. companies …

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According to the Associated Press, “Chinese officials recently unveiled a new, high-tech stealth fighter that could pose a significant threat to American air superiority — and some of its technology, it turns out, may well have come from the U.S. itself.”  Read the entire story, here. Hudson Institute: Basque ETA Terrorists Move to Venezuela, Team …