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It is the job of the US federal government to regulate the export of military-related technologies to make sure that they comply with the foreign policy objectives of the United States. To this end, the US federal government has enacted regulations that govern the export of defense, military and dual-use technologies.
The ITAR is a highly complex set of regulations, and it is unlikely that you will be able to comply with them despite your best intentions without the aid of an ITAR compliance attorney.
We see the same problems arise again and again when small and medium-sized businesses are faced with export compliance matters. These problems include:
Sequoia Legal has devised time-tested strategies to help your company meet all of these challenges. We won’t offer you a “lawyer’s solution” to your import/export compliance problems, but a business solution that takes into account the business realities of your industry.
Sequoia Legal can advise clients involved in the following industries on a broad range of export compliance matters under ITAR and EAR:
The foregoing list is not exhaustive-we work with other industries as well.
ITAR and similar export matters are some of the most aggressively enforced areas of US law. You definitely do not want to get on the wrong side of the authorities when it comes to real or perceived regulatory compliance. The ITAR compliance attorneys at Sequoia Legal can assist you with the following critical matters:
We will help you understand the interlocking roles of the numerous federal government agencies that oversee export regulation, including the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, the Bureau of Industry and Security, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, and the Department of Commerce.
Sequoia Law is an ITAR Law Firm that represents numerous clients in the defense sector. Our extensive knowledge and extensive experience in import/export compliance matters decisively separate us from our competition.
Yes. ITAR applies to “US persons” seeking to export to “foreign persons.” A US person can be an entity, but it can also be a US citizen, permanent resident, or political asylee. A foreign person can be any individual who is not a US citizen or lawful permanent resident.
You must first comply with ITAR regulations, then register with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and after that you receive import/export approval from the DDTC.
Three types of activities constitute “defense services”:
“Technical data” includes information, especially classified information, on the design, development, or manufacturing of “defense articles.” This information might be blueprints or documentation, for example, and it includes software that is directly related to defense articles.
Penalties can include:
Contact the ITAR lawyers at Sequoia Legal today to learn more about how our legal team can partner with your company to resolve complex legal matters and minimize legal risks that you might not even realize you face. Call (303) 476-2851 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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