Stagg Noonan LLP Publishes Toolkit for Writing Public Comments on Export Control Reform

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Complimentary toolkit provides general drafting guidance and tips to assist organizations with preparing public comments in response to proposed rules for Export Control Reform.

Christopher B. Stagg - Export Controls and ITAR Lawyer

Christopher B. Stagg - Export Controls and ITAR Lawyer

With the introduction of this toolkit, there is now a framework with best practices and practical tips for writing effective public comments.

The law firm of Stagg Noonan LLP has published a complimentary toolkit for writing public comments on proposed rules involving Export Control Reform under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

"To date, there is no guidance by the government or private industry on ways to best communicate issues or concerns through the public comment process. With the introduction of this toolkit, there is now a framework with best practices and practical tips for writing effective public comments, " said Christopher Stagg.

Mr. Stagg, the author of the toolkit, was with the U.S. Department of State from August 2010 to September 2013 where he was a key member of revising the U.S. Munitions List and Commerce Control List under Export Control Reform. At the State Department, his responsibilities included writing regulations and analyzing public comment responses to proposed rules.

Mr. Stagg is now a partner at the law firm of Stagg Noonan LLP where he advises clients on U.S. export control laws and responding to proposed rules under Export Control Reform.

The publication of the toolkit follows a teleconference that Stagg Noonan LLP hosted on February 25th with Kevin Wolf, Assistant Secretary for Export Administration at the U.S. Department of Commerce, that discussed practical tips for writing public comments. The teleconference was widely attended by many key aerospace and defense companies.

"The release of the toolkit is very timely given that the Department of State and Department of Commerce requested public comments on night vision, guidance, fire control, and optical equipment. Those public comments are due by July 6, 2015, and additional proposed rules in furtherance of Export Control Reform are expected shortly," Stagg continued.

A copy of the complimentary toolkit can be obtained from the firm’s website at http://www.staggnoonan.com.

About Stagg Noonan LLP

Stagg Noonan LLP provides a unique service to its clients as a leading law firm and thought leader on U.S. export control laws with extensive experience in the areas of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

The firms lawyers have extensive legal experience and are former senior regulators from the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State who were responsible for administering, enforcing, and revising the ITAR.

The firm serves clients located throughout the United States and internationally. Its clients include: defense prime contractors and subcontractors, aerospace companies, cybersecurity and intelligence related software companies, defense information publishers, and educational institutions.

Stagg Noonan LLP is a member of the National Defense Industrial Association (NDIA).

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