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IPC’s U.S. Export Control Compliance WorkshopsApril 19, 2019 | IPC
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Given the increased scrutiny the U.S. Government is giving to all trade issues, IPC is encouraging the industry to ensure compliance with all federal export rules, including those laid out in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The rules have changed significantly over the last decade and may change again as U.S. policymakers seek to place new controls on emerging and foundational technologies.
To help the electronics industry stay abreast of U.S. export control obligations, IPC is hosting training workshops the week of April 29, 2019, in California, Illinois, and Virginia. The all-day workshops—sponsored and hosted by TTM Technologies—will feature instruction by Gary Stanley, president, Global Legal Services, PC, one of the nation’s top export control experts.
During these workshops, Stanley will cover the following topics:
- Overview of U.S. Export Controls
- A Practical Roadmap to “Order of Review” and “Specially Designed”
- Case Studies on ITAR and EAR Classification and Licensing Involving Electronic Products
- Tips, Pitfalls, and Workarounds for Authorizing “Deemed Exports”
- DFARS Cybersecurity Safeguard and Cyber Incident Reporting Requirements
In addition, representatives from regional offices of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will cover:
- Potential criminal and civil penalties for EAR violations
- Voluntary self-disclosures to BIS/OEE
- Specific “red flags” to transactions involving PCBs/electronics that IPC- member companies should watch for
- Office of Export Enforcement’s (OEE) role within BIS and with other export control enforcement agencies
IPC and U.S. Department of Defense Executive Agent for Printed Circuit Board and Interconnect Technology (PrCB EA) staff will also be on hand to discuss other important initiatives to help address business risks within the DoD electronics supply chain.
The U.S. Government has been clear and emphatic: Ignorance is no excuse for violation of U.S. export control rules.
To register for the event, click here.
I just finished counting the percentage of times in which artificial intelligence/machine learning/data analytics topics appeared in the I-Connect007 news this week. What do you think the percentage is? AI has moved well beyond a technical term; heck, it has clearly also eclipsed catch-phrase status. It seems a foregone conclusion that AI applications will be inserting themselves into manufacturing just as they are appearing in our handheld devices. Speaking of handhelds, that market seems to be growing as well. This week’s five must-reads include smartphone market data, telecom infrastructure development, a new white paper on the influence of data analytics, a report on the European market, and the launch of a new podcast series on PCB 3.0, a new design methodology.
DuPont today announced that Jon Kemp, President, DuPont Electronics & Industrial, has been named Chair of the Board of Industry Leaders of SEMI, a global industry association serving the electronics design and manufacturing supply chain.
With the seemingly endless ways that electronic products are worming their way into our lives, what was once “nice to own” is increasingly considered indispensable. The capabilities of these products have been driven by relentless improvements at every level of the manufacturing chain, from individual transistors (which are approaching Angstrom levels) to systems the size of buildings supporting Bitcoin mining and increasingly distributed AI products.
HARMAN, an automotive electronics technology company and subsidiary of Samsung Electronics Co., Ltd. focused on delivering consumer experiences at automotive grade, confirms it will continue as an Official partner of Scuderia Ferrari for a second Formula One season. The on-track marketing partnership extends to technology on the road, with Ferrari becoming the first automotive OEM to adopt a number of solutions from HARMAN’s in-cabin monitoring system, HARMAN Ready Care, for its next-generation road cars.
Maggie Benson was in an expansive mood. It had been almost three years since her grandfather asked her to take over Benson Electronics. By using Lean techniques, cost modeling the assembly process, and implementing continuous improvement, the company made significant profitability improvements.