The U.S. Government regulates exports and imports within the United States and overseas through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Since the September 11, 2001 attacks, the U.S. Government has increased its scrutiny of educational institutions and various industries to ensure export control compliance. In addition, the U.S. Government launched the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative to improve the entire export control and enforcement regime.

The ongoing scrutiny and latest reforms require U.S. exporters, small businesses, and individuals to review their practices and operating procedures and refresh their compliance programs. Centre Law & Consulting attorneys are ready to counsel clients, develop compliance policies and train employees, and represent companies in internal-investigations, disclosure, and enforcement matters.

Areas of practice and legal solutions include:

  • Drafting Commodity Jurisdiction Requests
  • Reviewing and revising export compliance policies and training
  • Counseling Clients on legislative changes related to the U.S. export control reform initiative
  • Conducting on-site training on the ITAR, EAR, and Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) requirements
  • Defending clients faced with notices of proposed debarments, suspensions, and requests for information (See more about Suspension and Debarments)
  • Assisting Clients and in-house counsel with internal investigations
  • Advising Clients on voluntary and mandatory disclosures and guide Clients during the disclosure process

Export Control and Compliance are Important for the Following Industries:

  • Academic research
  • Aerospace
  • Cybersecurity
  • Defense
  • Information Technology
  • Foreign Military Training
  • Telecommunications


Frequently Asked Questions

To learn more about ITAR, EAR, and export controls, contact us at 703-288-2800 or for a free consultation.