Tag Archives: ITAR

Export Controls in Flux

By Ken Schramko, senior director, North American government relations U.S. export control rules have changed significantly over the last decade, and more changes are expected as policymakers tackle the treatment of new and foundational technologies and respond to geopolitical developments. To help electronics companies comply with these rules and stay abreast of developments, IPC recently […]

Get your questions on export control regulations answered at IPC APEX EXPO

Learn about the new export control regulations and changes to ITAR restrictions for electronics

New Regulations for Defense PCBs Take Effect December 30, 2014

New regulations for Military Electronics (Category XI) go into effect on December 30, 2014. The changes to the U.S. Munitions List, which is regulated through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), states that printed circuit boards (PCBs) “specially designed” for defense-related purposes will be controlled under USML Category XI. Additionally, any designs or digital […]

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 […]

House Foreign Affairs Committee Chairman Ed Royce Weighs in on ITAR Regulation of PCBs

In February, as a direct result of meetings IPC staff and members have had with the House Foreign Affairs Committee over the past eight months, Committee Chairman Ed Royce (R-CA) recently wrote to the U.S. Department of State (DoS) supporting our goal of clarifying the applicability of ITAR regulations to defense printed circuit boards (PCBs) […]

IPC Files Comments on Second Proposal Regulations for Military Electronics under ITAR

In regulatory comments filed September 9, 2013, IPC commended the U.S. Department of State (DoS) Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) on its decision to enumerate printed circuit boards (PCBs) in proposed revisions to Category XI (military electronics) of the U.S. Munitions List (USML). The DoS re-proposed the rule in order to solicit additional public […]

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 Offers Seminars to Explain Changing ITAR Regulations

Recent and additional expected changes to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) will impact electronics companies that manufacture for the aerospace and defense markets. These regulations specifically address printed boards and printed board designs and affect the entire electronics supply chain, from OEMs to printed board manufacturers and designers. A […]

First Export Control Reform Rule Follows IPC Advocacy for PCB Enumerations

On Tuesday, April 16, the U.S. Departments of Commerce and State published rules implementing initial Export Control Reform. The rules will amend the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) by revising USML (U.S. Munitions List)  Categories VIII (Aircraft and Related Articles), XVII (Classified Articles, Technical Data, and Defense Services Not Otherwise Enumerated), and XXI (Articles, […]

President’s Message — Working to Clarify Defense Industry Understanding of ITAR Applicability to Printed Boards

by John Mitchell, IPC president and CEO I just returned from Washington, D.C. where IPC held a workshop for defense OEMs on U.S. export control regulations for printed boards in defense-related electronics. As you may remember, this past July, IPC launched its Follow the Law, Protect the Board educational campaign with a series of meetings […]