THE JOURNAL OF EXPORT CONTROLS AND SANCTIONS

Issue 84, November 2019

Complying with US export control and immigration and anti-discrimination laws

Recent settlement agreements between the US Department of Justice and private sector organisations have shown that the department  will not tolerate employers discriminating against non-US persons..

The intersection of immigration, anti-discrimination, and US export control laws can be confusing for employers. But recent settlement agreements between the US Department of Justice (‘DOJ’), multinational corporations, and large international law firms demonstrate that the DOJ will not tolerate employers discriminating against non-US persons. This article will provide an overview of the intersection, and friction between, US immigration, anti-discrimination, and export control laws and regulations.   Export control laws The International Traffic of Arms Regulations (‘ITAR’) (administered by the US Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (‘DDTC’)) and the Export Administration Regulations (‘EAR’) (administered by the US...

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