Pursuant to 22 CFR §127.10, the Assistant Secretary for Political-Military Affairs is authorized to impose civil penalties for violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Imposition of civil penalties generally includes the payment of fines to the U.S. Treasury and a Consent Agreement, under which the company is required to institute enhanced compliance measures. The Consent Agreement outlines the measures required to enhance compliance programs. These may include appointment of a Special Compliance Officer (SCO), institution of a policy of denial, debarment, conduct of comprehensive audits, or institution of a "cradle-to-grave" export tracking system. Each Consent Agreement is tailored to the export violations that occurred, the cooperativeness of the company in coming to resolution, and the level of compliance measures already in place at the company at the time when the Consent Agreement enters into force. The Department may also determine it appropriate in other circumstances to enter into an Agreement with an entity to oversee the implementation of enhancements to the entity's compliance program.
Upon signing of the Agreements and accompanying documents, they are made available to the public. Click below to view current and past Agreements.