SIA Mission Statement: To educate the international trade community by providing a forum for the exchange of information on the export and import process.
U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) posts new FAQs including a Digital Certificate Troubleshooting Guide. Read the FAQs here.
DDTC published its annual report to Congress on Direct Commercial Sales to foreign countries. Read the report here.
The Department of Commerce recognizes the United Arab Emirates’ termination of participation in the Arab League Boycott of Israel. Read the press release here.
The Department of Commerce released its report on building resilient supply chains and its review of semi-conductor manufacturing. Read the report here.
One of SIA’s longest running volunteers is moving on after 20 years of voluntary service as Editor-in-Chief of SIA’s ITAR, Mr. James E. Bartlett III of Full Circle Trade Law, PLLC informed the Board he will be resigning his post. Over the past two decades, tens of thousands of people around the world have relied on the SIA version of the ITAR as “the critical element” in their Trade Compliance Tool Kit.
Mr. Bartlett’s version of the SIA ITAR is not only an industry staple, but met the most exacting standards including, among other things, the latest regulatory changes coupled with an index to aid readers. His tireless support and commitment to the organization is truly appreciated and will not be forgotten. On behalf of the Society for International Affairs and its members, Thank you, Jim, for your incredible contributions!
Fortunately, Chad Leezer of Collins Aerospace, and former long-time SIA ITAR Assistant Editor, volunteered to serve as our new ITAR Editor-in-Chief. Thank you, Chad, for your continued assistance!
With a heavy heart, SIA is announcing that Suzanne Kao has decided to step down from the Board of Directors. We would acknowledge and express our sincere appreciation to Suzanne for over 7 years of service on the SIA Board. We look forward to Suzanne’s continued service as a volunteer to SIA and we will see her again at upcoming events!
SIA is excited to announce that David Allman of Morrison & Foerster LLP has joined the SIA Board. Dave will also be serving as the 2021 Fall Conference Director. Welcome, Dave!
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