The Economic Impact of Unplanned Arms Exports

The Biden Administration started its term with a declaration that surprised many in the defense industry: a halt to offensive arms sales to Saudi Arabia and several other Gulf Nation countries including the United Arab Emirates (UAE) 1. This policy shift was announced in February 2021 after a significant increase in defense exports to the… Read More

The Tip of the Iceberg

Takeaways for exporters of USG technology related to recent USG compliance investigations. Whether you are advising on International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC), or the many other significant regulations affecting international trade, we as trade compliance professionals are often placed in the challenging position of… Read More

Offsets Calculus: The Compliance Variable

The Defense Industry does not offer many opportunities for unbridled creativity, except in one place: offsets. For the uninitiated, offsets are contractual obligations where the purchaser attempts to “offset” the cost of the contract by mandating that a portion of the work be performed locally. There are two flavors of offsets: direct and indirect. Direct… Read More