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Export Regulation

Exporting to foreign countries is a complicated process requiring in-depth knowledge of licensed commodities and the various requirements and rules of the U.S. agencies that regulate exporting. Customs lawyers find themselves dealing with Customs, Federal Maritime Commissions, Department of Commerce, BIS, State Department, Defense Department and other specialized agency regulations; including the ITAR governing weaponry or OFAC within Treasury. Customs penalty and Customs seizure actions frequently occur to persons or companies unaware of export rules and regulations.


We regularly counsel exporters and shippers with regard to:

Export Administration Regulations (the “EAR”) and its license requirements.
The Office of Foreign Asset Control and its Denied Persons List, as well as other related lists.
Ensuring that export practices are in compliance with the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and U.S. Customs and Border Protection regulations.
Advising on whether a given Commodity requires export licensing in any setting.
Determining whether the country or entity to which the article is going is “controlled” or “denied” according to any State Department or other agency lists.
AES or EEI errors and penalties arising from improper “shippers export declaration” information provided to Census.
Determining whether clients have their intellectual property rights at risk (trademark, copyright, service mark, patent, counterfeit control) in the country to which they are exporting.
Anticipating problems in exporting due to new controls as a result of terrorism concerns.
Ensuring all necessary ITAR permits are obtained prior to export.
Kimberley Process for rough diamond shippers
We also prepare Export Manuals on a customized level for OTIs and Exporters.
Training is provided on a wide variety of topics.  DETAILS HERE