Security and Arms Regulations Compliance

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Achraf A Safieddine is maybe the only Lawyer in Lebanon and the Middle East with experience to assist companies stay in compliance with ITAR/EAR regulations and minimize civil and criminal exposures. It is a niche area of the law, and actual experience from an ITAR/EARN professional certified attorney in Lebanon is highly recommended. Achraf A Safieddine has the legal experience and know-how in this field and has successfully advised dozens of Lebanese Banks and International defense-related companies navigate in this highly regulated field. We can direct any local or international Company with compliance, licensing, classification, and minimizing risks. Additionally, if there has been a previous non-compliance issue, we can mitigate damages or litigate ambiguous issues if necessary through several TRUSTED Law Firms and partners in the USA.

ITAR is a congressionally enacted law which regulates the United States defense technology through the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). ITAR, which stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations, implements the AECA to oversee the international transfer of arms.

The ITAR is maintained by the U.S. Department of State as a part of the Code of Federal Regulations- Title 22, which deals with foreign relations.

These regulations control the export and distribution of goods and services pertaining to defense and military, as well as intelligence services.

ITAR is applicable to all companies in the U.S. that are involved in export of defense or military products and services listed pursuant to the United States Munitions List (USML).

ITAR non-compliance can evoke severe criminal and civil penalties administered by the Department of Justice.

ITAR regulations and enforcement procedures are constantly evolving. It is important to consult with an experienced ITAR attorney before incurring any ITAR compliance risks, and if you reside or willing to trade with a Lebanese government entity in Beirut Lebanon, and your product contains full or partial ITAR/EAR regulated items.

Our ITAR legal services through a qualified ITAR attorney include:

  • Directorate of Defense Trade Controls registration, compliance and licensing.
  • Avoiding fines and/or criminal and civil penalties for violations.
  • Mitigation of damages and minimization of liability
  • Contest government findings and litigation.
  • Classification of data and products
  • BIS Exemptions
  • OFAC compliance
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS), Foreign Military Fund (FMF)
  • FMS and DSP-94 fulfillments
  • Export Plan for defense-related articles.
  • Compliance Audit
  • Voluntary Self Disclosures (VSD)

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