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Aerovironment Consent Agreement

by Brian on April 7, 2021

The U.S. State Department and the U.S. have entered into an agreement under ITAR .128.11 to address allegedly unauthorized exports of defense items, including technical data; Failure to properly manage itAR-controlled transaction datasets; Violation of the rules, conditions and conditions of export permits. The agreement demonstrates the department`s role in strengthening U.S. industry by protecting U.S. defense items, including technical data against unauthorized exports. The comparison also underlines the importance of obtaining the Department`s authorization for the export of controlled goods and maintaining an appropriate record of those exports. Given that classification is a fundamental competency in an effective export compliance program, the question is whether it was the failures of the people who produced the agreements. Irrespective of that, we see that DDTC focuses on export classification, and rightly so. The U.S. State Department and L3Harris have reached an agreement, pursuant to ITAR Point 128.11, to deal with allegedly unauthorized exports of defence items, including technical data relating to radios; A misrepresentation of the promised payment of a commission; Violation of rules, conditions and conditions of authorization; and the proper management of temporary export licences. . This article discusses an interesting trend created in itAR Consent Agreements classification requirements.

Under the terms of the 24-month agreement agreement, AV will pay a civil fine of $1,000,000. The Department has agreed to suspend $500,000 of this amount, provided that funds for measures approved by the division have been or are used to comply with approval agreements. AV must also hire an external Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for one year and conduct an external audit to evaluate and improve its compliance program during the approval agreement. “AeroVironment`s unmanned aircraft systems provide significant operational benefits to U.S. front forces and more than 45 allied nations,” said Melissa Brown, AeroVironment`s Vice President and General Counsel. “We know how important it is to protect our technology while making it available to protect our allies, so we take U.S. export rules very seriously. We will continue to strengthen our export controls and welcome the recognition by the Department of Foreign Affairs of the corrective measures already taken. The comparison is for $1 million, defense trade controls said. According to the royalty letter, the alleged infringements fell into “five general categories: unauthorized exports of UAS to Canada and the lack of end-use certifications for UAS and parts, components and accessories exported to Canada; unauthorized exports of technical data in the form of UAS user manuals to Australia, France, Canada and Thailand; unauthorized exports of Shrike UAS to the United Kingdom; Violation of the rules, conditions and conditions of licences and other permits; and failure to properly manage records for ITAR-controlled transactions.┬áThe U.S.

Department of State has entered into an administrative agreement with AeroVironment, Inc. (AV) of Simi Valley, California, for alleged violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. The Department of Foreign Affairs and the VA reached this agreement following a comprehensive review of compliance by the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance at the department`s Bureau of Political Military Affairs. The AeroVironment agreement reminds me of a trend that has developed.

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