Continuing Changes in Export Compliance
Maintaining export compliance requires vigilance and is more important than ever. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has increased enforcement and has also increased civil and criminal penalties for export violations. At the same time changes in sanctions and Export Control Classification and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) make it more and more possible to unwitting violate the law. Small businesses are not alone in this predicament as major players such as Apple, ExxonMobil, and Western Union have faced major penalties in 2019. This holds true for those doing business under the scope of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Trade in Arms (ITAR).
Strategy for Compliance
While there are many factors to maintaining export compliance, most involve continuing education of all involved players in a business. This includes any parties who interact with customers or potential customers, those involved with Export Control Classification, and in the case of ITAR those involved with facility and information security. This education should stress the dynamics of export compliance and a need to stay abreast of developments as they occur.
CVG Strategy Export Compliance Experts
CVG Strategy export experts know that knowledge is key. We can provide training in product classification, applying for licenses, screening potential customers, and securing data and facilities. We also include in our training which key US Government agencies and regulations specifically apply to your business.
Kevin Gholston, has 20 years’ experience in US export controls. He can guide you through the laws and regulations that apply to both the EAR and ITAR. We also provide a business simulation using the information learned during the course. Our training is available onsite and by webinar. Our classes are engaging and promote involvement by all participants. We also schedule time for questions you may have regarding your specific business applications.
We can also help you with export control classification of articles and technology. Our specialists have classified thousands of products, services and technology over the years and provide you with confidence in your export business.