companies that are in the business of exporting defense articles and
services - as identified in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations
(ITAR) - and dual-use commodities falling under the Export Administration
Regulations (EAR) must remain in compliance with U.S. regulatory
In today's highly competitive world, marketing and sales concerns are necessarily
afforded primary focus by U.S.
business interests. But this is a dangerous approach, since the U.S.
Government is increasingly focusing on export-related compliance issues,
expanding and reinforcing compliance demands, instituting heavier penalties for
violations, and now, more so than ever before, reviewing the compliance
programs of selected companies. The bottom line is that companies that the
government determines are noncompliant may face delays, denials, and even
significant fines, imprisonment, or debarment. In recent years, penalties for
violations have been significantly reduced for companies that have first-rate
It is essential, therefore, that companies involved in defense or dual-use
trade make a corporate commitment to ensuring compliance in their export
activities. Exemplifying this commitment are developing and implementing an
export compliance program and procedures that become an integral part of the
company's internal policy guidelines, directives, and instructions.
ITD Associates can assist your company in this critical area. ITD conducts on-site compliance audits and
intensive in-house training seminars. We also prepare corporate export
compliance and procedures manuals as part of our efforts to assist companies in
formalizing their internal compliance programs. In all of these endeavors, we
work closely with you to design a comprehensive program that meets the
requirements of the Departments of State and Commerce, and also suits your
individual business requirements.