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 committeesthe Customs Committee and Export Controls Committeewhich consist of over 350 trade compliance and policy professionals from leading technology companies. Within our Committees, we have targeted Customs Working Groups for classification, valuation, and origin, and Export Control Working Groups for cloud computing, encryption and enforcement. We also have member-driven working groups for compliance best practices and foreign country 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



Jill Franze


Senior Director, Global Customs and Trade, Cisco,
Customs Committee


Chris Gondara


Director of Trade Compliance, Marvell Semiconductor,
Export Controls Committee


Amy Harrison


Global Trade - Customs Compliance Officer, HP Inc.,
Customs Committee


Dee Ruilova


Director, Global Trade Compliance, Avaya,
Export Controls Committee


Marisa Mar-Jones

Vice Chair

Export Compliance Counsel, NVIDIA,
Export Controls Committee

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Mario Reyes

Vice Chair

Director, Americas Customs Management, Intel Corporation,
Customs Committee

Related Resources

Tech Trade Snapshot 2021

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

Published : May, 21, 2021