International Trade Law News: "ITAR Freight Forwarder Update: Schenker AG and BAX Global Working on EPLS Removal"
There has been a great deal of interest on the current situation involving the freight forwarders that received notices of suspension by the Department of the Air Force and the resulting impact on ITAR transactions.
Of the companies added to the Excluded Party List System (EPLS) <https://www.epls.gov/> on February 16, 2012, as of today only Schenker AG and BAX Global Inc. (now part of DB Schenker) remain on the EPLS (it was incorrectly reported earlier this week that these parties had been removed from the EPLS).
Schenker AG and BAX Global Inc. are working closely with the Department of the Air Force to demonstrate that they are "presently responsible contractors," the applicable legal standard. The companies hope that this matter will be resolved very soon and that they will be removed from the EPLS[Back to List]