Tag Archives: ITAR

“Flying In” to New Heights of Awareness – Comments from IPC President John Mitchell

In late July, I took part in my first IPC “Fly-in” to Washington, D.C. The IPC Government Relations Committee supported this event to help clarify and reform ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) controls for PCBs. It was enlightening to learn that many individuals do not understand that a printed board is unique to the […]

IPC Comments to U.S. State Department on Definition of “Specially Designed”

IPC recently filed comments with the U.S. State Department regarding a proposed amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that would establish a definition for “specially designed.” In the comments, IPC expresses its concern that the term, “specially designed” will become a primary mechanism for regulating the export of printed boards designs if […]

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 […]

Is your company up-to-date on recent and proposed changes to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)?

The U.S. State Department recently made changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which govern work with U.S. Munitions List (USML) items that are considered critical to national security. A new exemption to allow the “hand carrying” of ITAR regulated data was announced in the Federal Register on August 27, 2010. This exemption, […]

Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Export Admistration Penalty for Industry Member

The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced today that RF Micro Devices, Inc. (RFMD) of Greensboro, N.C. has agreed to pay a $190,000 civil penalty to settle allegations that it exported spread-spectrum modems in violation of the Export Administration Regulations to the People’s Republic of China.  http://www.bis.doc.gov/news/2009/bis_press08142009.htm.   RFMD designs and manufactures high-performance […]