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The United States maintains export control regulations to advance critical national security, foreign policy, and economic objectives.
These regulations are no laughing matter. The nature of these controls is ever-changing and involves an ever-increasing number of federal agencies. Failure to comply can result in hefty civil fines, withdrawal of permission to export products altogether, and even jail time for responsible parties.
Now, more than ever, competent legal assistance is an absolute must if you are in any way involved in international trade transactions.
We can help you with compliance matters, investigations, due diligence, export licensing, interpretation of regulations, and negotiation of settlements.
Our export control attorneys have extensive experience in helping companies navigate the regulatory maze of U.S. export controls. We can help you with issues such as:
We routinely represent clients relating to regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Directorate of Defense and Trade Controls (DDTC).
Our export compliance attorneys have extensive experience and depth of knowledge in export control regulations, policies, and interagency processes. Our clients hail from nearly every industry sector. We offer the following services:
We can evaluate a prospective export transaction to anticipate and surmount any obstacles that may present themselves. We can design alternatives, seek appropriate authorizations and take advantage of any applicable exceptions.
We can help your company determine whether an actual violation of export control regulations occurred. Our export control attorneys can then advise you on what corrective actions to take to mitigate any adverse consequences.
These programs aim to avoid situations that might trigger a government investigation and mitigate the consequences of a violation should one occur.
In the event of an investigation, we can conduct due diligence and help your company supply voluntary and mandatory disclosures to reduce the impact of any violations that might be uncovered.
We can represent you before the Department of Commerce, Customs and Border Protection, the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the FBI, the State Department, etc.
We can conduct risk assessments and audits to determine the specific economic sanctions and export controls that are most likely to affect your company.
Export control and compliance are more likely to be an issue in some industries than in others. Manufacturers, distributors, retailers, technology companies, service providers, and foreign suppliers are particularly likely to run into issues, especially to the extent that their activities are related to dual-use items. We serve clients operating in the following industries, among others:
The export compliance team at Sequoia Legal serves companies involved in international trade with a unique set of skills, including:
An export control license is written permission from the US federal government to execute a specific export transaction. It includes the transfer of information and technology to non-US persons.
Potentially, any product made in the US or that incorporates US-made content is subject to export control regulations. This includes products (including software) or technology with military or space applications, including “dual use” (both commercial and military uses) items. Regulations also govern re-export and the transfer of technology to foreign individuals within the US.
Requirements are extensive. They include proper classification, documentation, licensing, and end-use monitoring. Several US government agencies have enacted comprehensive regulations covering export controls.
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) govern the export of firearms. Our firearms export lawyers can help you obtain export licenses for the export of firearms.
Federal export regulations are so complex that you need a certain amount of knowledge even to determine whether or not you have a problem. We can advise you, help you navigate the export control minefield before a violation occurs, represent you before government agencies, and advocate on your behalf. Contact the export control law firm Sequoia Legal today at (303) 476-2851 or contact us online to schedule a consultation.
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