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.

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Blog Posts

  • CompTIA Members Discuss New Tariffs, Changing Trade Landscape

    by Ken Montgomery | Sep 28, 2018
    CompTIA brought together industry leaders for the 12th Annual Global Trade Compliance Best Practices Conference Sept. 18. In San Diego. The day-long conference, attended by 80 industry trade policy and compliance professionals, focused on trade policy and regulatory updates as well as in-depth discussion on the best practices for compliance. The event was a great success thanks to CompTIA Members.
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  • State Technology Associations Urge Congress to Roll Back Tariffs

    by Stefanie Holland | Aug 02, 2018
    CompTIA along with the Technology Councils of North America and the State Tech Council Alliance Partners urged Congressional leaders on August 2 to roll back the tariffs placed on imported goods from China before they cause any more harm to our economy and U.S. competitiveness around the world.
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  • 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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Press Releases

CompTIA Statement on Trump Administration’s List of Tariffs on $200 Billion of Imports

Jul 11, 2018

With Deadline One Month Out, Many US Companies Not Ready for GDPR, CompTIA Survey Reveals

Apr 25, 2018

High Expectations, New Challenges Ahead for Information Technology Industry

Jan 30, 2018