The American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA) is offering a podcast on the subject of the new “Export Control” licensing determination required on H-1B, L-1, and O-1A petitions. An employer is now required to certify on Form I-129, Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker, that it has reviewed the U.S. export control regulations, specifically the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and determined whether it will require a U.S. government export license to release controlled technology or technical data to the foreign worker. If the petitioner determines a license is required, the company must further certify that it will not release or allow access to the controlled technology or technical data until it has received the necessary license or authorization.
The podcast will feature AILA member Tien-Li Loke-Walsh and Abby Walsh, CEO of True Compliance Group, who will discuss the following main points: the company/organization classification and license determination, including best practices and procedures, timelines, common issues for immigration practitioners and key issues for hi-tech or software companies. The podcasts are short, informative audio files that are available exclusively to AILA members. For membership information, see www.aila.org.