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Understanding the Current State of Chaos in the Shipping Industry

Understanding the Current State of Chaos in the Shipping Industry

What impact does a new year and a new administration have on US sanctions?
Blog: Smuggling Controlled Weapons to China

Blog: Smuggling Controlled Weapons to China

North Carolina resident & former Staff Sergeant, Joseph Debose, pled guilty on September 6th in United States District Court specifically for violating the Arms Export Control Act. According to evidence, Debose supplied numerous shipments of firearms to co-conspirators who concealed the weaponry in packages and transported them to distribution companies to be sent to China.
Blog: Smuggling Controlled Weapons to China
Blog: OCR 2012 European Road Show

Blog: OCR 2012 European Road Show

Export activity provides immense opportunities for growth, stability and profit. With this opportunity comes risk and it is no secret that one of the largest risks any company faces when trading is compliance. Not only does international and national law & regulation continually shift and change, but stricter supervision and cooperation amongst authorities increases the burden of responsibility for compliance staff. Even brief application or processing delays can mean reduced revenue, profit, lost market share, and strains on valuable trading relationships.
Blog: OCR 2012 European Road Show
Blog: OCR‘s Presence at the 8th Annual Defense Trade Conference

Blog: OCR‘s Presence at the 8th Annual Defense Trade Conference

OCR was present at SMI's 8th annual Defence Exports Trade Conference, and team members met with European export control managers who deal with ITAR and are therefore are relatively unfamiliar with the nuances to EAR regulatory requirements. With the recent Obama export control reforms, industry are now being forced to do a hurried studies of the EAR.
Blog: OCR‘s Presence at the 8th Annual Defense Trade Conference