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Compliance Lessons From An Arms Export Enforcement Case

Law360 (May 15, 2018, 2:39 PM EDT) -- On April 25, 2018, the U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, or DDTC, announced another major enforcement case for violations of the International Traffic In Arms Regulations, or ITAR. The case, involving FLIR Systems Inc., covered a wide range of alleged violations and resulted in a $30 million civil penalty.[1] This case is a sobering reminder of DDTC’s serious commitment to investigate ITAR violations and provides an important compliance lesson for U.S. and foreign companies.[2]

FLIR Systems is a manufacturer of advanced sensors...
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