Export Controls

Countries establish export controls based upon their own foreign policy and national security concerns. Laws and regulations require federal agency approval prior to the export of controlled items, commodities, technology, software or information to restricted foreign countries, persons and entities (including universities). The technology industry is particularly affected by export controls because of the nature of our products. Non-compliance with export laws and regulations can result in fines, penalties and loss of export privileges.

CompTIA educates and keeps members current on U.S. export regulations for dual-use goods and technology and munitions items, as well as works with the U.S. Congress and the Administration as necessary to make U.S. export controls streamlined, effective, and transparent for both government and industry.

Export Control International Affairs Events

  • Q4 Export Controls Committee Meeting - Attending in Person

    Washington, D.C.
    November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

    Quarterly gathering of Committee members to hear from key government officials and discuss top priority issues. Members also discuss trade compliance best practices and benchmark processes and systems.

  • Q4 Export Controls Committee Meeting - via Webinar

    November 30, 2017 11:00 AM

Blog Posts

  • New Department of Commerce Officials Address Export Advisory Committee

    by Ken Montgomery | Sep 13, 2017
    On Tuesday, September 12, 2017, U.S. Department of Commerce Under Secretary for Industry and Security, Mira Ricardel and Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Rich Ashooh addressed the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC). The RPTAC which includes several CompTIA members advises the Department of Commerce on technical parameters for export controls applicable to dual-use commodities and technology and on the administration of those controls.
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  • Trade Policy Impact Calculator for "What if" Scenarios

    by Stefanie Holland | Jan 30, 2017
    CompTIA member BPE Global developed a free calculator that allows you to take your company's import data and with the push of a button, get a fact-based data sheet that shows the impact of the President's proposed trade policies to your company.
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  • CompTIA Policy Agenda Set for 2017

    by Elizabeth Hyman | Jan 09, 2017
    At the beginning of December, the CompTIA Policy Executive Board (PxB) met to review and finalize CompTIA’s 2017 policy priorities. This group is charged with ensuring all policy committees are aware of policy positions and initiatives, seek consensus for those positions, and provide guidance on the growth and direction of CompTIA advocacy activities.
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Press Releases

CompTIA Applauds the Trade Facilitation Agreement

Feb 22, 2017

Sen. Booker, Rep. Hurd and Ron Culler Named 2017 CompTIA Tech Champions

Feb 15, 2017

CompTIA Finalizes Agenda for 2017 D.C. Fly-In and Tech Policy Summit

Feb 13, 2017