Over the past few years, the most significant development in U.S. export control and economic sanctions enforcement has been the proliferation of vigorous administrative, civil and criminal enforcement. While the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury and Homeland Security have been aggressive with administrative and civil investigations and enforcement, the U.S.
United States Government Contracting may touch on many aspects of a company’s operations when operating in the defense sector. The Federal Acquisition Regulations (FARs) and the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations (DFARs) regulate many aspects of the workplace when a company enters into a contract with the Unites States Government.
You can export without ever shipping the actual item out of the United States. If it employs foreign nationals or works with foreign subsidiaries, foreign distributors, or foreign buyers, a U.S. company must be aware of and avoid violating the Deemed Export Rule.
Cyber-attacks and network intrusions aimed at stealing sensitive and proprietary business and trade information have become an almost daily occurrence in the U.S. private sector. While businesses are conscious of the need to protect their valuable intellectual property in whatever form it takes along the supply chain, from research and development to end-user sales, cyber-related instances, including cyber-espionage tactics, are becoming more sophisticated and pose a significant threat to the private sector.
Is your company handling Maintenance, Repair, and Operations (MRO) Items? How does your customer send you the product? Is your company importing raw material or components for assembly into your company’s products and re-exporting?
This Webinar will cover the basics of temporary and permanent imports.
The Department of Justice, SEC, FBI, and other federal agencies have devoted unprecedented resources to detecting and prosecuting Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations, which is resulting in substantial penalties and prison sentences for those involved. Companies and their employees have been held liable even when they did not know about improper conduct by their agents and channel partners.
This webinar provides practical guidance on how you can avoid FCPA problems.
Economic sanctions and trade embargoes increasingly affect the day-to-day business of companies engaged in international trade. The U.S. is a party to a wide range of sanctions and trade embargoes that are administered and enforced primarily by the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).
The U.S. Department of Commerce through the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
The BIS mission statement notes in part that the BIS "advances U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system and promoting continued U.S. strategic technology leadership.” This is accomplished through the EAR that in turn regulates the a U.S. manufacturer’s ability to export.
The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which implement the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and regulate international defense trade involving the United States.