Former U.S. Department of State Official Comments on Export Compliance Best Practices

Jeff Grody, Executive Director of Orchid Advisors’ Export Services Practice, interviewed former DDTC chief compliance official, Sue Gainor, about export compliance program best practices. [...]

April 13th, 2017|

Fortune 50 UTC Senior Compliance Manager to Join Former DDTC Official for Panel on Export Compliance Best Practices

Fortune 50 UTC Senior Compliance Manager to Join Former DDTC Official for Panel on Export Compliance Best Practices Ray Ruthen, Sr. Manager, International Trade Compliance [...]

April 10th, 2017|

Five Ways You Can Inadvertently Expose Your Firearm Technical Data to Foreign Persons

Under the ITAR, technical data includes any information “required for the design, development, production, manufacture, assembly, operation, repair, testing, maintenance or modification” of a firearm [...]

August 4th, 2016|

Who Needs to Know About the ITAR In Your Firearm Company?

Compliance with the ITAR is a challenge for companies in the firearms and ammunition business because its rules are not intuitive. The best way to [...]

July 25th, 2016|

5 Common ITAR Violations You May Not Know About

If you’re a business that manufactures or exports defense articles like firearms and ammunition, you’re subject to the rules of the ITAR, the International Traffic [...]

May 31st, 2016|

What is ITAR?

The ITAR are federal regulations with which any American company that manufactures firearms or ammunition, or sells them internationally, has to comply. Even manufacturers who [...]

May 17th, 2016|

Are Your ITAR Empowered Officials Truly Empowered?

  ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) §120.25(a) states: Empowered Official means a U.S. person who: (1) Is directly employed by the applicant or a [...]

March 22nd, 2016|

Five Critical Tips for Selling Internationally through Exporters

Alert - Be aware of 3rd party organizations that may contact you to register for the 2015 FICC or Hotel (ex: Exhibitors Housing Services is NOT an [...]

April 16th, 2015|

What Can Trigger an Inspection of Your ITAR Compliance Program

By Jeffrey G. Grody The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, more commonly known as DDTC, is a regulator of the firearms and ammunition [...]

February 26th, 2015|

Are You Doing Everything You Should to Protect Your Technical Data

(Download) By Jeffrey G. GrodyIf you are a manufacturer of firearms, components, ammunition or accessories, you are most likely in possession of ITAR-controlled technical data, [...]

February 12th, 2015|