The import and export of technology and related information can, in certain circumstances, expose an unwary United States business and its members to significant monetary and criminal penalties. However, these penalties can be avoided with careful consideration and planning. Given that many aspects of the space industry fall within the regulated category of "defense articles," and that technical information related to these technologies also falls under the United States Munitions List (USML), space companies should seek advice related to export law and regulations to avoid penalties.
Mudd Law’s team of experienced attorneys has a deep understanding of the United States International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), USML, and the Commerce Control List (CCL) and its related Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which comprise critical components of the U.S. export regulatory regime. This also applies to foreign nationals employed by the company. Mudd Law can help companies in the space sector on all aspects of the ITAR/USML and the EAR/CCL including seeking advisory opinions and Commodity Jurisdictions, registering with the DDTC, applying for export agreements and licenses, export control classification, compliance audits, and investigations. We also offer guidance and training to help clients understand and comply with the latest changes to export control regulations.