ITAR & EAR Enforcement Actions: Lessons Learned from 2021 and Outlook 2022
In 2021, the U.S. Department of State’s Directorate entered into two settlement agreements with companies for export violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). In May with Honeywell International, Inc. (Honeywell) of Charlotte, North Carolina. And in August with Keysight Technologies, Inc. (Keysight) of Santa Rosa, California.
In 2021, the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”) entered into twenty settlement agreements with companies (not including individuals) for export violations of the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”).
Throughout the year of 2021, enforcement actions were brought against Avnet Asia Pte., Ltd. (“Avnet Asia”), Princeton University (“Princeton”), MSI Aircraft Maintenance Services International GmbH & Co. (“MSI”), Comtech Xicom Technology, Inc. (“COMTECH XICOM”), Panther Trading Company (“PTC”), SAP SE (“SAP”), FLIR Systems, Inc. (“FLIR”), MDA Precision LLC (“MDA Precision”), Kleiss & Co. BV (“Kleiss”), TeleDynamics LLP (“TeleDynamics”), Alsima Middle East General Trading LLC (“Alsima”), Photonics Industries International Inc. (“Photonics”), USGoBuy LLC (“USGoBuy”), Skyline USA Inc. (“Skyline”), Patriot 3, Inc. (Patriot 3), Alfa Laval Inc (“Alfa Laval US”), Dynatex International (“Dynatext”), Silicon Space Technology Corporation (“SST”), VTA Telecom Corporation (“VTA”), and SP Industries, Inc (“SP Industries”).
During this ACSS webinar we will discuss the “Lessons Learned” from the DTTC and BIS enforcement cases in 2021 and look forward to 2022.
Duration: 75 minutes
Keith Huffman, Chief Legal Counsel, Export Control | SAP
Lynn Van Buren, Global Compliance Counsel | Spire
Kim Canales, Senior Manager, Trade & Customs | KPMG
Moderator: Alexander Witt, Sanctions & Export Controls Consultant, ACSS
CSS Credits: 1
Date: Thursday, January 27, 2022
Time: 12:00 PM – 01:15 PM New York (EST)
05:00 PM – 06:15 PM London (GMT)
06:00 PM – 07:15 PM Amsterdam (CET)
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Chief Legal Counsel, Export Control
Prior to joining SAP, Mr. Huffman was in private practice in London and Washington, DC for international law firms focusing on assisting clients with export control and sanctions compliance as well as trade policy advocacy work. Prior to his legal career, Mr. Huffman worked in the US Government, focusing on foreign policy, international trade and defense issues.
Lynn Van Buren
Global Compliance Counsel
Senior Manager, Trade & Customs
Her most recent experience was serving as a Director of global compliance for a multinational technology and media concern, where she managed global trade and sanctions compliance operations.