Regardless of whether a business works directly or indirectly with the US government, it is critical to follow ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). As we noted in a previous article, ITAR is a moving target, and it is inarguably frustrating to keep abreast of the latest developments. That said, we have noticed that maintaining our ITAR compliance has had a "ripple effect" on other aspects of our business practices. Here are four indirect business improvements we have seen because of ITAR compliance.
- Efficiency: We have established internal procedures beyond standard ISO certification.
- Communication: We talk to our customers and vendors more frequently.
- Documentation: Paperwork is more thorough, it is handled more carefully, and it is filed for easier retrieval.
- Confidentiality: Our customers' intellectual property is better protected from foreign and domestic competitors.
ITAR is a way of life at Ross. The effort we put into compliance ensures better protection for your projects, and our experience can help you avoid common ITAR mistakes. Need a partner you can trust? Give us a call.
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