By: Thomas B. McVey, Williams Mullen A frequently asked compliance question among government contracts firms is whether they are required to register under the International Traffic In Arms Regulations (“ITAR”).  ITAR are the State Department controls that regulate defense products, technical data and services.  Under ITAR 22 CFR §122.1, parties that manufacture, export or temporarily… Read more

In October 2016, the Department of Defense (DoD) issued rule 252.204-7012 (DFARS 7012) that changed the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) regarding Safeguarding Covered Defense Information (CDI) and cyber incident reporting. In essence, this provision requires DoD contractors to provide adequate security to safeguard CDI on unclassified information systems that support work under a… Read more

Q&A with Lisa Komski Senior Manager, LAL and Export Divisions Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. Wako Chemicals USA, Inc. is an international corporation supplying a variety of innovative clinical diagnostic reagents, bioproducts and specialty chemicals worldwide.  Wako is a wholly owned subsidiary of Wako Pure Chemical Industries, Ltd. of Japan, which is world renowned for its… Read more

Q&A with Michael Cooper, Marketing Director TMEIC Corporation Roanoke, Virginia TMEIC drives industry around the world through a comprehensive offering of unique systems solutions including variable frequency drives, motors, photovoltaic inverters and advanced automation systems for a wide range of industrial applications. Established in 2003, Toshiba Mitsubishi-Electric Industrial Systems Corporation (TMEIC) resulted from the integration of Toshiba… Read more

Q&A with Amit Kapoor President, First Line Technology, LLC Chantilly, Virginia First Line Technology, LLC designs and manufactures disaster preparedness and emergency response equipment, including the AmbuBus® (medical ambulance bus), PhaseCore® Personal Cooling Vests, and a line of decontamination equipment, which includes FiberTect® dry decon wipes and Dahlgren Decon. Established in 2003, First Line Technology… Read more

This case study was published in the International Economic Development Council’s (IEDC) “Economic Development Credit Analysis and Finance” manual. The economic importance of exports for states and localities has risen significantly in recent years. According to Virginia’s 2015 International Trade Profile, exports drove 27% of American economic growth in 2014 and reached an unprecedented $2.35 trillion that year…. Read more

When exporting a product or service, whether defense-related or dual-use, regulated by ITAR or EAR, it is important to remember that as the exporter, the U.S. government requires you to take steps to ensure that your company is in compliance before selling overseas. Frequently, we see small companies that export products “outsource” their export compliance… Read more

If schools in Virginia didn’t know Interactive Achievement’s name before, they may soon. The Roanoke-based firm is one of two companies that landed a contract from the Virginia Department of Education (DOE) to offer software to school divisions in the commonwealth (the other company is White Plains, N.Y.-based eScholar LLC). “It’s a game changer,” John… Read more

This appeared on AmericanLegislator.org on February 13, 2015 and was written by Evelyn Suarez of The Suarez Firm.  It is so widely accepted that citizens of countries embracing international trade fare better economically than citizens of countries that do not, it’s considered established fact. Open economies grow faster than closed economies. The World Bank has reported… Read more

When exporting a product or service, whether defense-related or dual-use, regulated by ITAR or EAR, it is important to remember that as the exporter, the U.S. government requires you to take steps to ensure that your company is in compliance before selling overseas. Frequently, we see small companies that export products “outsource” their export compliance… Read more