International Trade

International Trade Regulation & Compliance (ITRC)

Who We Are

CompTIA’s International Trade Regulation & Compliance (ITRC) practice is focused on trade regulation and compliance. We have two primary committees – the Customs Committee and Export Controls Committee - which consist of over 400 trade compliance and policy professionals from leading technology companies. Within our Committees, we have targeted Customs Working Groups for classification, valuation, and rules of origin, and Export Control Working Groups for cloud computing, encryption, enforcement, high-performance computing, and ITAR. We also have member-driven working groups for compliance best practices and high-priority regulatory changes.

What We Stand For

  • Developing policy positions to support our members’ interests that reduce risk and administrative and financial burden
  • Customs and Export regulations and requirements that are streamlined, effective, clearly defined, and transparent
  • Reducing regulatory and market barriers and advocating for U.S. tech globally
  • Developing strong global trade compliance programs and organizations through research, education, and benchmarking
  • Fostering a network of global trade professionals who share compliance best practices


  • Lobbying and advocacy via comment letters, position papers and meetings
  • Access to U.S. and foreign government officials
  • Daily customs and export regulatory updates relevant to the technology industry
  • Duty savings through trade agreements, customs rulings, and tariff exclusion requests
  • Benchmarking surveys and member inquiries
  • Quarterly benchmarking panels and best practices presentations
  • Webinars and educational events
  • Annual global trade compliance best practices conference
  • Presentations and guidance by associate member law and professional services firms


Evelyn Bernal, Marvell

Evelyn Bernal


BPE Global (West Coast, Export Controls Committee)

renae easley

Renae Easley


Corporate Counsel, Global Trade,
Google (East Coast, Customs Committee)

Mary Thornton, Amazon

Mary Thornton


Head of Trade and Export Control Policy,
Amazon Web Services (East Coast, Export Controls Committee)

Related Resources

Tech Trade Snapshot 2020

International trade is vitally important to growing the technology industry and its workforce.

Published : May, 18, 2020