Tag Archives: export controls

Final Rule on Military Electronics Covered by ITAR Implements IPC Advocacy for Enumeration of PCBs

Today, the U.S. Department of State published a final rule that enumerates printed circuit boards (PCBs) in Category XI for Military Electronics of the United States Munitions List (USML). This is a significant win for IPC which has advocated for the enumeration of PCBs on the USML. The specific listing of PCBs in Category XI […]

IPC Grows Visibility on Capitol Hill

In mid-January, John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO, met with several lawmakers on Capitol Hill to discuss key issues on IPC’s policy agenda, including regulatory relief under Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) Reform, conflict minerals and export controls.

PCB Manufacturer Found Guilty of ITAR Violations

Company owner illegally exported sensitive information to Taiwan A Woodinville, Wash. company contracted by the U.S. Navy to manufacture high-tech components, and the company’s owner recently pleaded guilty to violating the Arms Export Control Act. The owner of Precision Image Corporation admitted to illegally sending restricted U.S. Navy technical information to a Taiwanese printed board […]

IPC Government Relations Chair Highlights IPC Initiatives

DDi Corporation CEO Mikel Williams joins Editor Andy Shaughnessy from Real Time with IPC to discuss his work as Chairman of the IPC Government Relations Committee. The Government Relations committee has recently completed a strategy prioritizing issues facing the industry. In this interview, Williams discusses IPC’s work on conflict metals and export controls reform. Williams recently […]

First steps toward implementation of U.S. export control reform announced

On December 9, 2010, President Obama announced proposed changes to the U.S. export control system and requested public comments. The administration’s goal is to streamline the export process, update export controls to account for the global availability of currently regulated items, institute new licensing mechanisms, seek and apply input from manufacturers, and focus limited government […]

Changes to U.S and Indian export controls expected to increase trade of dual-use items

The U.S. and Indian governments announced changes to their countries’ export controls that are expected to affect manufacturers seeking to trade dual-use items, i.e. items that can be used for both commercial and military purposes, between the two countries. Electronics, including certain printed boards and their associated intellectual property (IP) such as chemical formulas, purchase […]

Changes to U.S. Export Controls are Good News for the Electronics Industry

Today, the White House announced plans to reform the U.S. export control system by updating and modifying export control lists, licensing policies, and export enforcement. U.S. export controls include the laws and regulations managing the sale or transfer of sensitive goods and technology, services, and expertise to non-U.S. citizens. The changes in export controls are […]

Obama Administration Seeks Modernization of Export Controls

Last week, Secretary of Defense Robert Gates outlined the much-awaited Obama Administration’s plans to restructure the nation’s system of export controls. Bringing the Cold War-era system of export controls into the modern age is critical to the strength of the industrial base, and a goal of the IPC government relations committee. The Milken Institute found […]