FD Associates

Export licensing and Compliance.

When it comes to export licensing or compliance with the ITAR or the EAR, why take chances?

For over 20 years, FD Associates has provided expert guidance to companies exporting commodities and services controlled for export under the ITAR and EAR. Our team of export compliance specialists offers hands-on practical experience in the day-to-day aspects of shipping and exporting under the ITAR. We can be a one-stop resource for companies in: 
  • Assessing The Specific Export Compliance and Licensing  Needs Of Your Company.
  • Recommending, Developing And Implementing An Export Compliance System.
  • Providing Licensing Support Including Preparation, Submission and Liaison with Government Reviewers.
  • Providing ITAR and EAR Export Compliance Training, Either at Your Company’s Facilities or at our Semi-Annual Export Seminars . 
  • Conducting ITAR and EAR Audits and Procedures Reviews
  • Provide Assistance in Preparing Voluntary Disclosures Related to ITAR and EAR Non-Compliance
When it comes to export compliance consulting and export licensing services, why take chances with novices, newbies or “virtual” companies? FD Associates is the premier export consulting company providing clients professional, accessible resources with experience in all aspects of exporting and compliance with the ITAR and the EAR. See "Our Associates" for more information on our personnel or call us for a free consultation at 703-847-5801 or email info@fdassociates.net.
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Fae Daniels, founder of FD Associates talks to Voice of Russia correspondent Stephen Schabes in a radio interview on US Government's Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI).


Register Now for our Export Control Reform III Introducing the Newly Effective USML Categories IV, V, IX & X on July 24, 2014


   This one-day workshop will focus on changes to the ITAR as a result of ECR III (Export Control Reform). We will take an in-depth review of revised USML Categories IV, V, IX & X that will be in effect July 1, 2014. We will review corresponding Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNS) on the Commerce Control List for items that are transferred to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as a result of ECR. We will examine how to determine if a license is required for the export of these items, if there is an EAR License Exception available, and how to make exports.

We will also review new and proposed ITAR definitions. This is a small workshop for export compliance specialists and licensing personnel.  The program will be held in Tyson's Corner, Virginia, at our offices. There will be classification exercises. Bring your scenarios and questions!

To register for this workshop, see attached brochureDon’t miss out – sign up today or contact Tracy at 703-847-5801 for more information.


 "You guys put together one of the best training events related to the regulatory changes this year that I’ve seen.”


-- Charlie Brown 

Director of Logistics 

 Ultra Electronics  




 Use of EAR License Exception STA – Are you ready??

  -By Jenny Hahn,  Vice President

FD Associates, Inc.



Prior to the implementation of Export Control Reform (“ECR”), the Bureau of Industry and Security (“BIS”), in June 2011, amended the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”)  to add a new License Exception for the export of certain highly controlled commodities and technology to a potential total number of 44 countries under specified conditions.

License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization (“STA”), afforded exporters and reexporters, the ability to make exports under STA, so long as the export meets all of the provisions of use specified in the EAR at Part 740.20, and the Export Control Classification Number (“ECCN”) for the commodity or technology cited License Exception STA in the entry.      Read More 

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