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- MK Data Services to Exhibit at AAEI in DC
MK Data Services will be exhibiting at AAEI's 92nd Annual Conference in Washington, DC June 16-18, 2013. This conference provides an outstanding opportunity for knowledge building and networking with fellow international trade colleagues.
- MK Data Services to Sponsor ECTI Seminar Series
MK Data Services is proud to sponsor ETCI’s U.S. Export Controls and Defense Trade Controls seminar in San Francisco, CA June 17-20, 2013. This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with an in-depth education on regulations administered by the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury.
- Compliance Screening Made Easy
MK Data Services will host a live webinar on June 26th at 11:00 AM EST. During the live webinar the company's consultants will demonstrate and discuss some of MK Data Services innovative and user-friendly compliance solutions and services. There is no-charge to attend this webinar.
- MK Data Services Exhibits at BIS Update
July 23, 2013
For the 23nd consecutive year, MK Data Services will exhibit at The Bureau of Industry and Security's annual Update Conference on Export Controls and Policy July 23- July 25, 2013 in Washington, DC. MK Data Services will be spotlighting their popular Dynamic Screening Service as well as their enhanced WASP offering.
- What other clients are saying about us
- MK Data Services Customers Report High Satisfaction
January 19, 2012
MK Data Services has just received results from a customer satisfaction survey issued in October 2011. Survey results show that customers are very satisfied with their experience with MK Data Services’ products and level of customer service. MK Data Services provides easy-to-use, Web-based tools that allow users to quickly check for customer lists versus denied party lists and gives businesses a variety of other tools to help businesses maintain compliance and reduce risk.
- Customer Survey
December 15, 2011
Thank you for being a customer. Please help us improve our products and services by completing this survey. The entire survey will take approximately 5 minutes to complete and you will have the opportunity to win an iPad 2.
- Win a Trip to ICPA 2013 in Honolulu, Hawaii
CUSTOMS Info (Ci), Global Data Mining (GDM) and MK Data Services, providers of trade data management services, are teaming up to offer one lucky ICPA member an all expenses paid trip to the 2013 International Trade Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA) Conference in Honolulu, Hawaii. To enter, ICPA members can submit a jingle, Haiku, poem, paragraph, referral, video or quote that describes why CiGDM/MK Data Services rock their compliance/Global Trade Management (GTM) world. The contest winner will receive an all-expenses paid trip, including first-class airfare (first-class round trip ticket from mainland U.S. to Hawaii), a six night stay at the conference hotel and if conference fees apply, CiGDM/MK Data Services will cover these fees as well.
- MK Data Services Releases Version 3.0 of Web Service Offering
November 9, 2011
MK Data Services today announced version 3.0 of its Web Service Offering. This version of the web service takes advantage of MK Data’s Weak Aliases Screening Protection (WASP) and is compatible with all other business software, like those offered by Microsoft or Salesforce.
- MK Technology Obtaining US Visas Webinar
Confused about how U.S. export control concerns may affect your Chinese co-worker or client's ability to obtain a visa? MK Technology is pleased to present a webinar on understanding the U.S. visa process for Chinese visitors, with a special focus on how U.S. export controls may affect an application. Jeannette Chu, Senior Policy Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Department of Commerce, is uniquely qualified to address these issues. Ms. Chu was posted to China from 1997 through 2010, serving as the Officer-in-Charge of the Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS) in Guangzhou and Beijing, and also as the Senior Export Control Attaché representing BIS in China.
- Export Control Reform Myths and Misconceptions
Where do we stand in the reform process and what are the stakes? Given all the talk about changes in the export control system, you are probably asking yourself “why don’t I just wait for the dust to settle in Washington before making any commitments, or spending any time or money, regarding my export control compliance program?” Why is this time going to be any different from the abortive reform efforts under Presidents Clinton and Bush?
- Jolly and MK Data Services Announce Partnership to Check Visitors’ Backgrounds
November 5, 2010
COLUMBIA, MD and SAN CARLOS, CA – Jolly Technologies and MK Data Services today announced the integration Jolly’s Lobby Track with MK Data’s denied parties screening lists. The combined products allow users to quickly screen visitors against comprehensive international lists of red-flagged, sanctioned and debarred trading partners so that compliance with federal and international rules and regulations is maintained.
- A Few Thoughts About Encryption
November 1, 2010
Why is classifying encryption so difficult? It's not just because encryption is complicated and technical. It's because the fundamental reasons for controlling encryption are at odds with the very nature of today’s encryption. The controlling regulations are in place ostensibly to comply with the Wassenaar Arrangement of 1996, and to give our government (literally) insight to domestic encryption. But today encryption is ubiquitous. It is in practically everything digital that we use today; Bluetooth headsets, printers, cell phones and PDA's, and even refrigerators. It is everywhere, and the government has been struggling to keep up with the overwhelming volume of Encryption Review Requests. That and President Obama’s export reform initiative have resulted in the June 25th encryption controls changes, and the “optimization” of the Category 5 Part II negative list. It is this “negative list” that causes the “heavy lifting” in encryption classification. The hard part is not figuring out what constitutes “robust” encryption; the hard part is figuring out what is NOT robust encryption.
- Proof of Export Issues Can Derail Drawback Programs
Customs officials in various trade outreach forums have indicated that issues related to proof of export accounts for the majority of drawback claim denials. Regulatory drawback provision 19 CFR 191.72 does not require a specific document to substantiate exportation for drawback purposes. Rather, the regulations hold that the document issued by the exporting carrier identifies the exporter, and establish the date and fact of exportation. While not the only document that fulfills the regulatory criteria, the ocean or export bill of lading is most commonly presented to Customs to substantiate exportation for drawback purposes.
- Export Control Reform Is Necessary
September 24, 2010
Export controls are one of the principal means we use to defend our nation’s high technology advantage over potential adversaries. It has been 22 years since the last major re-write of the Export Administration Act (“EAA”), the legislation that provides the basic authority for the President to control exports, and in that time our practices have become ineffective and redundant. If we do not reform and update our export control system, we will not only lose competitiveness internationally, we will also endanger our national security.
- International Best Practices for the Export of Controlled Material
MK Data Services is pleased to present an International Best Practices Report for the Export of Controlled Material. This report sponsored by Thales was developed by the global trade consultancy MK Technology (MKT), based in Washington, DC with operations worldwide.
- College & University White Paper
- 2009 Fall Newsletter
- Ken Harris to speak at I.E.Canada’s 78th Annual Conference & Trade Show
August 31, 2009
Ken Harris, MK Data Services Managing Director is set to speak at I.E.Canada’s 78th Annual Conference & Trade Show in Toronto in October. The I.E. Canada Conference & Trade Show focuses on best practices in global trade and customs and will take place at the Delta Meadowvale Conference Centre, 6750 Mississauga Road, Toronto (west).
- MK Data Services Expands Presence in Asia
September 4, 2009
MK Data Services is pleased to announce that Mr Toshio (Ted) Watanabe will head up its marketing efforts as Director Asia Region. Ted was General Manager of International Security Trade Controls in Mitsui & Co. Ltd. of Tokyo, where he had a distinguished thirty-year career. A graduate of Japan's International College of Commerce and Economics, he concentrated on International Marketing, and studied under the well-known Professor Minoru Hagiwara who also was an Honorary Research Associate in Harvard University's Economics Department. He is also a trade-controls adviser of Japan's Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (METI).
- MK Data Services to Sponsor 4 Week Seminar Series
MK Data Services is sponsoring a 4-part comprehensive seminar series to train exporters on all aspects of export logistics, operations and regulatory compliance. In cooperation with the Massachusetts Export Center, the seminar series will be held on four consecutive Tuesdays October 27, November 3, November 10, and November 17.
- MK Data Services Client Training
The Dynamic Screening List services is growing in popularity. If you have not heard about this screening process and how it can dramatically improve your efficiently, please visit the services section of our site to learn more. We will demonstrate this service in detail during the upcoming training programs.
- 2009 Spring Newsletter
- MK Data to attend SAP Sapphire 2009
SAPPHIRE is the one place where senior executives, business managers, and decision makers can come together to explore how innovative business solutions foster long-term, profitable growth. At SAPPHIRE, you'll discover how to apply the power and flexibility of the cutting-edge solutions that SAP has implemented for businesses of all sizes, in virtually every industry. And, you'll learn how you can benefit from the flexibility of our latest business and technology innovations. Innovations that help you create airtight supply chains. Deepen customer relationships. Empower your workforce. And sustain growth and profitability.
- BIS Export Forum
The Export Control Forum is a full-day program designed to cover recent developments in export control regulations and policies. The one-day format provides a cost-effective way for the export control professional to hear about the latest in the export control field and to interact with key BIS management, licensing, and policy people. The Export Control Forum will conclude with a gala reception, offering you the opportunity to mingle and discuss issues of concern with the presenters and other participants.
- MK Data Services to attend ICPA
The ICPA annual conference is unlike any other offered in the international trade community. This year’s program has been designed to include educational opportunities and discussion on trade topics to meet the needs of novice and experienced compliance professionals. Come join us for a truly unique experience.
- MK Data Services Launches New Website
September 12, 2008
In response to the company's continued growth and entrance into new markets MK Data Services has launched a new website that includes a number of innovative features including an RSS enabled intgrated BLOG to help our clients stay abreast of changes in the regulatory environment.