Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance

The latest A&D news: Aeroflex’s $8 million dollar settlement with the U.S. Department of State for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The State Department reported it conducted an “extensive compliance review” and discovered “inadequate corporate oversight and a systemic and corporate-wide failure” which resulted … More Export Control in the News: AeroFlex’s ITAR Settlement and Standards for Export Compliance

The Politics of Export Control Reform: Why Less Licensing = More Complexity

by Gary Stanley Just as with past export control reform efforts in the Clinton and Bush II years, the Obama Administration started with the best of intentions to make U.S. export and re-export control rules more straightforward and less burdensome.  Without dispute, it has pushed through broader changes than any of its predecessors. Like its … More The Politics of Export Control Reform: Why Less Licensing = More Complexity