SMT, PCB Electronics Industry News
  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Educational Outreach Clarifying ITAR Regulation of Printed Boards Headed to IPC Midwest

IPC Educational Outreach Clarifying ITAR Regulation of Printed Boards Headed to IPC Midwest

Aug 02, 2012

On August 22, IPC and the Chicagoland Circuit Board Association (CCBA) will host a meeting at IPC Midwest Conference & Exhibition on IPC’s new educational campaign, Follow the Law, Protect the Board. Launched last week in Washington, D.C., the campaign was developed to raise awareness and compliance with federal International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) regulation of printed boards and their designs.

At the meeting, “ITAR and Export Controls for Printed Boards: Follow the Law,” IPC Midwest attendees and CCBA members will be briefed on the six-month educational campaign which features outreach to the greater electronics, defense and aerospace manufacturing industries to educate these communities about how export control rules apply to printed boards and PCB designs.

At the core of the campaign is a white paper, Applicability of U.S. Defense Trade Controls to Printed Boards, written by Peter Lichtenbaum, former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration. A partner at Covington & Burling LLP and one of the nation’s foremost ITAR experts, Lichtenbaum was commissioned by IPC to explain in plain language and with concrete examples companies’ ITAR obligations with respect to printed boards.

Meeting attendees will also learn about key issues and changes in U.S. export control regulations and gain insight into the administration’s initiative to reform the U.S. export control system.

The IPC/CCBA meeting follows the campaign’s July 25 launch in D.C. IPC members and staff met with members of Congress and officials from the U.S. Departments of State and Commerce as well as the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) of the Department of Defense to explain the campaign and to relay the importance of printed board protection to national security. IPC President and CEO John Mitchell, who was in D.C. to meet with policymakers and regulators explains, “Because this issue impacts national security, it is critical that we act now to raise awareness of current regulations with a comprehensive national outreach effort that will ultimately increase compliance.”

Additional outreach events will be held in the coming months. In September, a Washington, D.C. roundtable will be held for senior export control officials at leading defense OEMs. On October 3, IPC will hold a full-day event, ITAR/EAR Compliance for PCB Manufacturers Workshop — Complying with U.S. Export Controls, in Irvine, Calif. IPC’s efforts will culminate in February at IPC APEX EXPO® 2013 in San Diego, Calif.
The meeting on August 22 at IPC Midwest is free to all registrants and Chicagoland Circuit Board Association members. To register, visit

www.IPCMidwestShow.org/register. For more information on IPC’s educational initiative, Follow the Law, Protect the Board, or IPC initiatives in the area of export controls, visit www.ipc.org/export-controls or contact Fern Abrams, IPC director of government relations & environmental policy, at FernAbrams@ipc.org.


IPC (www.IPC.org) is a global industry association based in Bannockburn, Ill., dedicated to the competitive excellence and financial success of its 3,100 member companies which represent all facets of the electronics industry, including design, printed board manufacturing, electronics assembly and test. As a member-driven organization and leading source for industry standards, training, market research and public policy advocacy, IPC supports programs to meet the needs of an estimated $2.02 trillion global electronics industry. IPC maintains additional offices in Taos, N.M.; Arlington, Va.; Stockholm, Sweden; Moscow, Russia; Bangalore, India; and Shanghai, Shenzhen and Beijing, China.

Aug 10, 2017 -

Congressman John R. Carter Discusses Pro-Manufacturing Policies with IPC-member Company, VirTex

Aug 06, 2017 -

IPC Committee Selects Communication Transport Protocol for Connected Factory Initiative

Aug 01, 2017 -

North American PCB Order Growth Fuels Rise in Book-to-Bill Ratio

Jul 23, 2017 -

Senator Ron Johnson Discusses U.S. Policy Priorities in Townhall Discussion with IPC-member Company, VirTex MTI

Jul 17, 2017 -

IPC Extends Deadline on Call for Participation for IPC APEX EXPO 2018 Deadline for technical conference paper abstracts extended to: July 21, 2017

Jul 16, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Members to Participate on IPC European Standards Steering Committee

Jul 05, 2017 -

North American PCB Business Weakens but Book-to-Bill Ratio Remains Positive

Jun 29, 2017 -

IPC Invites Industry Leaders to Participate in New Global Data Service Pulse of the Electronics Industry to provide insight on health of industry

Jun 20, 2017 -

Zentech Manufacturing, Inc. First to Recertify for IPC Qualified Manufacturers Listing

Jun 14, 2017 -

IPC Submits Comments to Trump Administration Regarding Modernization of NAFTA

840 more news from Association Connecting Electronics Industries (IPC) »

Aug 17, 2017 -

ZESTRON Americas Announces New Regional Sales Manager

Aug 17, 2017 -

SEHO Soldering Expert to Discuss Resource & Cost Efficient Wave Soldering at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Libra Industries Announces Two 20-Year Service Awards in Q2 2017

Aug 17, 2017 -

Cirtronics Installs High-Performance X-ray Inspection Solution

Aug 17, 2017 -

Essemtec to Show New All-in-One Jetting / Placement System at SMTAI

Aug 17, 2017 -

Engineered Material Systems to Introduce New Conductive Adhesives for Stringing and Shingling Next-Generation Solar Modules at EU PVSEC

Aug 17, 2017 -

What is SMT and where to by SMT spare parts

Aug 16, 2017 -

ViTrox and KIC Establish Cooperation and Connectivity

Aug 16, 2017 -

Inovaxe Is Making Storage SMARTER – Visit Booth #915 at SMTAI

Aug 16, 2017 -

COT Increases Manufacturing Capability with New DMG Horizontal Milling Centers

See electronics manufacturing industry news »

IPC Educational Outreach Clarifying ITAR Regulation of Printed Boards Headed to IPC Midwest news release has been viewed 859 times

  • SMTnet
  • »
  • Industry News
  • »
  • IPC Educational Outreach Clarifying ITAR Regulation of Printed Boards Headed to IPC Midwest
ii-feed SMD Intelligent Feeder

SMT Prototype Stencils - BEST, Inc.