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).


FD Associates Announces September 25 Workshop on ITAR/EAR Changes due to Export Control  Reform


  Confused by Export Control Reform (ECR)? Having difficulty determining if your product is subject to the ITAR or the EAR or what your ITAR USML Category or EAR ECCN (Export Control Classification Number) is? Don’t know how to use the “Specially Designed Tool”? These questions and more will be addressed in our next ECR workshop scheduled for September 25, 2014. We will also take an in-depth look at changes to USML Category XI and new ECCN 3A611 for transitioning items scheduled to come into effect on December 30. 

  FD Associates ECR workshops are small hands-on workshops for export compliance specialists and licensing personnel. We typically hold these workshops in our offices in Tyson's Corner, Virginia. Our program includes a variety of exercises and quizzes to help bring the regulations to attendees at a practical level. For more information, please see brochure or email to Tracy @ info@fdassociates.net or  call 703-847-5801. 

   FD Associates specializes on advising companies on ITAR and EAR licensing and compliance requirements. We have been established since 1990 and offer client companies in-depth support on all aspects of ITAR and EAR from jurisdiction and classification, to license preparation support, compliance plans and programs including audits and training. For more info on FD Associates see our associates.  


 "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 Nuclear Sensors & Process Instrumentation



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 

Export Control Sanctions and What it Means for you-By David Thomas, Senior Associate

Export Control Reform - a 60 day snapshot, by Jenny Hahn, Vice President, FD Associates, Inc.

 ITAR consent agreements – why Raytheon, Meggitt and Aeroflex got fined in 2013


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