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BSG Consulting is a global trade consulting firm that advises companies on how best to comply with export, import, transaction and activity regulations administered by the US Departments of Commerce, State and Treasury.
BSG’s consultants have extensive industry and government experience. Our wide range of services include providing day-to-day compliance consulting, conducting export compliance assessments, assisting companies with drafting and implementing export procedures. Our consultants also conduct public compliance seminars through the Export Compliance Training Institute.
BSG is a partnership of John Black and Associates, Ltd., Albemeer, Inc., and Gearity Consulting Group, Inc. www.tradecontrols.com
Amber Road is the world’s leading provider of on-demand Global Trade Management (GTM) solutions. By helping organizations to comply with country-specific trade regulations, as well as plan, execute and track global shipments, Amber Road enables goods to flow unimpeded across international borders in the most efficient, compliant and profitable way.
Our solutions automate import and export processes, provide order and shipment-level visibility, calculate duties, taxes and fees, administer preferential trade programs, ensure regulatory compliance and simplify the financing, sourcing and transporting of goods across international borders.
Amber Road is powered by Global Knowledge®, the industry’s most comprehensive database of trade content and international business rules. Global Knowledge® has been amassed by our team of in-house trade experts over the past twenty years. This same team monitors and updates global trade regulations on a daily basis to ensure that our solutions are current and that our customers are compliant.
For more information, please email us at Solutions@AmberRoad.com, or visit www.AmberRoad.com.
Since 1981, we have earned a reputation for solving the most complex challenges facing major Fortune 500 companies and governments around the world by automating the processes for export and import
compliance.OCR is a leading industry provider of software solutions for Global Trade Management andparticularly Trade Compliance.
Our services include: ◆ Software Development ◆ Integrated Solutions (ERP) ◆ Consulting ◆Training. Our highly experienced and diverse team ofengineers, IT personnel, programmers, andresearchers has incomparable knowledge andexperience in all processes of the supply chain andglobal trade management. Together we service and support our clients.
Our clients include leaders in:
◆ Aerospace and Defense
◆ Electronics, Computer Hardware, and Services
◆ Banking, Insurance and Finance
◆ Chemical and Petroleum
◆ Legal Community
◆ Freight Forwarding, Distribution, and Shipping
◆ Federal, State and Local Governments
Since our inception, we have built our reputation and gained acclaim as a company that provides exceptional customer service, top-notch solutions and the best business value in the industry. The regulatory environment is continuously changing and fines, penalties and sanctions are getting costlier and stiffer.
We offer a variety of services and solutions that will enable you to maintain compliance, accurately identify restricted parties before goods leave port, avoid fines, penalties and sanctions and maintain an audit trail of your screening activities to reduce risk. We have many easy-to-use solutions, that allow you to quickly and efficiently screen your prospects and clients against one of the most comprehensive databases of restricted and denied parties in the industry. We understand that your time is valuable and that you need to focus on building business and servicing clients, which is why we offer the ability to directly integrate our database(s) with your system(s) to ensure compliance and reduce risk. Our bulk screening services enable you to screen your list of current or prospective customers with ease. Our content licensing services enable you to simplify the process of integrating your internal data. No matter your screening needs we have the solutions and flexibility for you, and we have multiple complimentary services to assist you in maintaining 100% compliance.
With our offices from West to East Coast of the United States, and our satellite locations in across the globe, we offer a wide range of expertise to assist you in your regulatory needs.
Export controls are constantly evolving and their enforcement is increasingly aggressive. Whether you manufacture or distribute military products, software or other technology, or even simple commercial products, changes in export controls mean changes to the way you do business.
Published every 5 weeks, each issue of WorldECR brings news of key developments in export regulation, enforcement and sanctions, and advice on compliance and best practice.
WorldECR helps its readers stay on top of:
Developments in export control regulation and policy around the world
Changing enforcement policies and practice governing export and re-export
Legal implications of changing distribution technologies
Best practice in trade regulation compliance
Encryption, technology transfer and end-use and end-user controls
Developments in deemed export rules
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Impact of regulatory change on export and supply chain finance
Export control implications to offshoring strategies and agreements
For more information and a free sample copy, visit www.worldecr.com
ITC Strategies is a comprehensive export and import compliance consulting business offering a wide range of tailored services from one-time compliance assessments to the development of complete Corporate compliance programs. ITC Strategies can provide in-house training as well as larger scale seminars on ITAR, EAR and Customs compliance. We can also offer consulting, analysis, advice and assistance with: DDTC Registration, Compliance Assessments, Licensing Preparation, License Management, Customs and Shipping, Compliance Manuals, Voluntary Disclosures, Commodity Jurisdictions, Commodity Classifications and Consent Agreements. www.itcstrategies.com
The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) is a business-driven organization with the mission to promote economic growth through international trade education, training and networking. NAITA, a non-profit membership organization, provides an international networking forum, education on trade issues, and prepares business for global success. NAITA’s vision is to be the regional resource for international trade development. NAITA is managed by the Madison County Commission International Trade Development Center - Your Partner in the Global Marketplace.
eCustoms’ Visual Compliance™ is an online suite of software solutions that assists in a wide variety of international trade compliance activities, including the Government’s current Export Control Reform initiative that requires companies to reclassify items moving from the United Nations Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL).
Visual Compliance™ allows you to:
- Thoroughly research your new product classification in an organized workflow center
- View the old and new USML side by side for easy comparison
- Run an intelligent text search on the “600 Series” and other new ECCN items
- Employ bulk processing tools to reclassify large groups of parts at once
- Automatically build a detailed audit record and notes on your reclassified items
Visual Compliance™ also helps you in other areas of export compliance, including Restricted Party Screening, Controlled goods Classification, Licensed hardware Exports and Technology Transfers
Contact us today to learn why thousands of companies worldwide have chosen Visual Compliance™ to help support their compliance programs.
Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL is a Florida-based law firm serving both domestic and international business clientele. The firm's practice was created to meet the unique business needs of those involved in domestic and international trade and commerce as well as their accompanying regulatory compliance and litigation needs.
Working together and with a talented team of associates, the firm's partners Mitchell Fuerst, Andrew Ittleman, Christopher David and Allan Joseph represent their clients in the areas of Tax and Tax Litigation, Complex Business-related Litigation, Customs & Trade, Food and Drug Law (FDA), Administrative Law and Litigation, Anti-Money Laundering Compliance, Complex Transactions, and White Collar Criminal Defense.
If you are a part of a domestic, foreign, or multi-national organization facing challenges in any of these areas, please feel free to contact Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL for an initial consultation either by electronic mail or telephone. Fuerst Ittleman David & Joseph, PL takes pride in its prompt response and looks forward to the opportunity to be of assistance to your company. www.fuerstlaw.com
The Deloitte Customs & Global Trade team is market leading in the export controls field and has specialists in global export control regulations, including EU and national Member State regimes, US and relevant extra-territorial requirements, as well as many regional regimes in the Middle East and Asia Pacific (such as Singapore, Japan, China and Malaysia). Our multi-disciplinary team consists of lawyers, ex-Government officials, industry experts, and consultants, providing years of export control experience across both dual-use and military controls.
The team has unrivalled experience in assessing, developing and implementing comprehensive, customised, user-friendly and robust export control compliance programmes, and has extensive knowledge and experience in developing and implementing leading practice tools and processes across many industries. Whether clients require export compliance awareness or technical training, transactional ad-hoc advice on technical export requirements (e.g. product classification and licensing advice), a high-level/quick-scan export compliance risk assessment or the development and implementation of a comprehensive export compliance management system, our group delivers optimal solutions that strive to exceed client expectations. We blend in-depth regulatory and technical knowledge with tried and tested policy and control procedures to streamline compliance operations.
Deloitte’s Customs & Global Trade practice includes a worldwide network of over 554 international trade professionals in over 117 countries. The team works together seamlessly to provide strategic and cost-effective export, supply chain and customs compliance solutions across the globe. We apply consistent methodologies everywhere in the world, founded on a thorough understanding of laws and regulations, leading-industry practices and state-of-the-art trade compliance technology.
REAVESCOLEY is here to support your international business. Exporters and government contractors alike are often subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). We will help you navigate the complex statues and regulations that govern doing business in a global economy.
Our approach begins with analysis of the regulations that govern your business. Then, we provide you with a simple, effective approach to compliance. We will also assist with ITAR registrations, ITAR/EAR license applications, Export Control Plans, Technology Control Plans, and provide compliance training specifically tailored for your business. At REAVESCOLEY, we take care of these time-consuming tasks and help you achieve compliance so that you can focus on the success of your business.
Arent Fox LLP, founded in 1942, is internationally recognized in core practice areas where business and government intersect. As a result of guiding principles centered on first-rate legal work and exceptional service, the firm has earned its reputation for providing clients with the counsel they need to meet critical challenges in their “world.” Complex problems require interdisciplinary solutions and should be approached with a practical perspective and managed with maximum efficiency. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, San Francisco, and Washington, DC, Arent Fox provides strategic legal counsel to clients that range from Fortune 500 corporations and start-ups, to trade associations and foreign governments. Our practice breadth, geographical reach, and industry knowledge combine to provide clients with business-oriented legal advice designed to ensure they achieve their commercial goals. Through decades of service, our attorneys have understood that hard work and talent are just a starting point for being considered a premier law firm, a distinction that Arent Fox has earned from The American Lawyer, Chambers USA, and Legal 500. As one of the most diverse general practice law firms in the country, Arent Fox has roots in government service, a focus on legal excellence, and a commitment to the administration of justice stretching back 70 years. Our lawyers have consistently distinguished themselves as leaders in pro bono representation, while many continue to play prominent roles in public service. www.arentfox.com
With more than a century’s worth of experience, Oppenhoff & Partner advises clients on all aspects of business law. Since our beginnings in 1908 in Cologne, we have grown into one of Germany’s leading national and international business law firms thanks to the foresight and guidance of Dr. Walter Oppenhoff. During the years between 2001 and 2008, we strengthened our global position by joining with the British law firm Linklaters, and on January 1, 2008 we created our current firm of 55 expert lawyers ready to serve you.
We deliver solutions. Our entire practice is guided by the belief that we can further your goals by identifying and removing hindrances to success. As such, we handle each case individually and with care — always under the watchful eyes of a team of specialists.
You may be confident that your business needs will be handled by the brightest legal minds, for we only recruit and train the most talented lawyers. All of our lawyers share a gift for precision, creativity, and business acumen honed by practice. www.oppenhoff.eu
The University of Liverpool Management School recognises the value of Executive Education to you and your company. We offer learning that is designed around solving organisational challenges. Using blended learning solutions we can integrate your educational needs into your busy lifestyles whilst leveraging your career to the next level. Our Campus in the heart of the city of London provides our students with a platform to engage with employers, professional institutes and our partners, allowing them to take full advantage of networking opportunities. With a combination of our faculty, partners and thought leaders we bring a fusion of academic rigour and practical business insights giving you that desired competitive edge.
Through our relentless focus on client success, our team delivers integrated legal solutions to complex business issues. We do this by actively listening to our clients and understanding their needs, their business and their industry.
The McCarthy Tétrault brand is synonymous with great depth and breadth of legal expertise and experience, which has created superior value for our clients since 1855. We have a history of taking bold steps — from building Canada’s first national law firm model to incorporating an integrated structure — to better serve our clients. Our approach creates a single, client-focused team that takes advantage of our size and scale, and frees our lawyers to do what they do best: delivering customized legal services that help you achieve your goals.
McCarthy Tétrault is a Canadian law firm that delivers integrated business law, litigation services, tax law, real property law, labour and employment law nationally and globally through offices in Vancouver, Calgary, Toronto, Ottawa, Montréal and Québec City, as well as London, UK. www.mccarthy.ca
The EGAD group operates under the joint auspices of A|D|S, BNEA, CBI, Intellect and SMI and provides export controls advice to UK member companies. It provides a forum for discussion in which aerospace, defence and security companies may exchange ideas and raise matters of common interest in the export control sphere with representatives of the relevant UK and overseas Government Departments, their agencies and other relevant bodies and organisations.
For more information, visit www.egad.org.uk
The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago ("ITA/GC") is a not-for-profit, voluntary business association dedicated to promoting international commerce in all its forms.
The ITA/GC provides a forum for the exchange of practical information and insight within the international business community. Members share interests in import and export matters, in international investment, alliance, and licensing opportunities; and—in the broader sense—doing business across the world.
ITA/GC is the largest association of its kind in Illinois. With around 500 members, we represent a range of materials, merchandise, and service companies, consular and diplomatic groups, academics, and individuals. It is our policy to maintain an approximate equivalence of manufacturing and service firm membership.
The International Trade Association of Greater Chicago has received broad recognition for its work, receiving the United States of America's highest international trade award, the President's "E" Award for Export Service. We were commended for exemplary leadership and commitment to the development, enhancement and promotion of international trade. www.itagc.org
SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC is a private company with a public mission. We offer customized solutions to companies, governments, and non-governmental organizations to help them navigate, design, and enhance global trade regulations and operations. SECURUS provides insight, analysis, and information on trade control and compliance issues from all corners of the globe. We draw from a highly qualified team and pool of resources to provide strategic trade solutions for a safer and more prosperous world.
SECURUS offers the following Products and Services:
Information and analysis concerning national trade control systems from the Asia Pacific, Latin America, Former Soviet Union, and Middle East;
Training for businesses on how to comply with applicable trade controls and establish effective internal compliance programs;
Support for national governments on drafting strategic trade control laws, instituting trade regulation systems, and engaging foreign and domestic industry;
External audits of companies’ trade compliance programs and guidance on specific global trade control compliance issues; and
Electronic compliance tools such as international restricted party and controlled commodity databases.
The SECURUS Team has over fifteen years of combined experience on global trade controls, and currently includes the following members:
Ryan Lynch Cathie, Managing Director, Products & Innovation, specializes in Middle East trade controls and industry compliance. For four years, he has served as an analyst on assessments of foreign export control systems and as a consultant to public agencies on strategic trade and export control matters involving the Persian Gulf and North Africa. In addition, he has worked with various industries to develop electronic tools and internal compliance strategies. Ryan in based in Washington, D.C., and be reached at (412) 491-2703 or via e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jay P. Nash, Managing Director, Strategy & Development is an expert in the field of Asian-Pacific export controls, with more than five years of experience analyzing global trade controls, training company and government personnel on export controls and compliance, and advising clients on trade control matters. He is proficient in Mandarin Chinese and lived and worked in China. Jay is based in Georgia, and can be reached at (706) 621-7885 or by e-mail at email@example.com.
Richard Glen Young, Managing Director, Operations & Analysis, has more than seven years of experience coordinating and conducting research and analysis on national trade control systems, with particular focus on the Former Soviet Union, Eastern Europe, and Latin America. He has helped design strategic trade control and compliance solutions for companies and government actors around the globe. Richard is based in Austin, Texas, and can be reached at (940) 867-8172 or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.
In addition to its in-house team and expertise, SECURUS has a wide-reaching network of partners, information resources, and technical specialists with extensive experience in U.S. export and import controls, EU trade regulations, and dual-use commodity classification. Our partners work with us to address and offer solutions for any strategic trade issue or need.
KPMG combines our multi-disciplinary approach with deep, practical industry knowledge to help clients meet challenges and respond to opportunities. Visit our website at http://www.kpmg.com.
Vinson & Elkins has a comprehensive Export Control and Economic Sanctions practice. V&E lawyers have substantial experience representing clients in counseling, administrative, litigation, and public policy issues arising across the full range of U.S., foreign and international export controls and trade sanctions. Our lawyers are well known by industry coalitions, export-oriented trade groups, government regulators responsible for administering and enforcing U.S. export and sanctions laws, and in academic circles. In the last decade, V&E lawyers have provided training to hundreds of corporate and government export control specialists through seminars and law school instruction. www.velaw.com
STTAS Global Trade Compliance Management is a comprehensive approach to exporting and importing that allows multinationals to reduce the risks of international trade compliance while enjoying the benefits of shorter cycle times, lower duties and taxes, and lower corporate costs.
With GTCM, STTAS provides full-service Business Process Support, by handling all of your trade compliance needs from making accurate and verifiable government declarations to ensuring your business partners and agents are working in your best interests.
Visit us at http://www.sttas.com
As the international trade regulatory environment in the United States and internationally grows increasingly more byzantine, with dozens of intertwined domestic agencies overseeing policy and compliance, the need for legal guidance has never been greater. U.S. firms and their foreign trading partners face vigorous policing to ensure strict compliance with export controls, economic sanctions and other international trade control laws. Within the framework of our large international trade practice, Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP is a recognized leader in advising and representing clients on the full range of administrative, public policy and litigation concerns arising out of export control and economic sanctions issues.Akin Gump attacks the new breed of overlapping global trade regimes through a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach. We draw on the considerable legal and policy skills of our lawyers across key practices to address the global compliance needs of clients engaged in cross-border trade. As needed, our extensive internal resources in corporate, energy, public law and policy, white collar criminal defense and other critical areas are all brought to bear to solve clients’ international trade problems. Our global trade controls practice stands ready to aid clients in expanding and maintaining efficient cross-border trade in today’s challenging international marketplace. From Fortune 500 companies to smaller entrepreneurial enterprises, we have assisted clients regarding compliance, enforcement, licensing and policy concerns in numerous industries, including aerospace, electronics, energy, equipment manufacturers, investment funds and private equity, and technology.
Drinker Biddle lawyers understand the ever-changing world of international trade. We possess the credentials, experience and track record that enable our clients to utilize fully the opportunities, and avoid the pitfalls, in the global marketplace. Working together with a broad array of trade and audit specialists we provide effective, cost-conscious legal advice on a wide variety of regulatory, policy and compliance matters to help our clients develop strategies that ensure their success by minimizing duties, maximizing compliance and working toward an uninterrupted supply chain. We have particular experience in the areas of global trade compliance and supply chain management, import compliance, export compliance, trade remedies and trade litigation. The lawyers and professionals of our Customs & International Trade Practice pride themselves on their ability to work shoulder-to-shoulder with clients on the development of realistic and effective compliance solutions. We have counseled clients across the country and internationally in a wide array of industries including consumer products, retail, aerospace and automotive, electronics, heavy machinery, chemicals, pharmaceuticals, health care, food and agriculture, and textiles. Our multi-disciplinary, real-world approach ensures that our clients have all the information they need – from legal advice to business resources – to succeed and remain competitive in the international market. Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP is a national law firm with 650 lawyers in 11 offices providing client service in areas such as intellectual property, commercial litigation, communications litigation, corporate and securities, corporate restructuring, employee benefits and executive compensation, environment and energy, government and regulatory affairs, health care, insurance coverage, investment management, labor and employment, life insurance and annuities, products liability and mass tort litigation, private client service and real estate.
Matthew A. Goldstein, PLLC is a law firm providing legal assistance in international sales agreements, international distribution agreements, broker agreements, and technology transfer agreements; export authorizations under the Foreign Assets Control Regulations and the Trade Sanctions Reform Act; and export controls and economic sanctions regulations compliance under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to include representation of companies in due diligence for mergers, acquisitions, and divestitures; internal audits and investigations for assessment of voluntary disclosures; commodity jurisdiction requests; compliance program development, and internal company training. Goldsteinpllc.com
Trusted by some of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies, Stagg P.C. is a unique law firm with exclusive attributes. The firm provides a distinct service in the areas of export controls, national security, and agency rulemaking.
The firm's principal lawyer has government experience as a senior regulator with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State, which involved writing new export control regulations, handling commodity jurisdiction determinations and advisory opinion requests. staggpc.com
The Bay Area Manufacturers Association has been serving Tampa Bay Florida since 1961. BAMA’s primary purpose is to support manufacturers and promote economic development through manufacturing in the Tampa Bay Region. BAMA provides an environment that allows our members an opportunity to reach out into the community. BAMA provides a forum to exchange ideas and share best practice information; network with colleagues; learn about manufacturing related topics through our educational programs and tours; and supports Scholarship and STEM programs. To find out more, please visit, www.bama-fl.org.
We provide tailored export controls compliance solutions and tools that suit each organization’s unique environment. Our services enhance the robustness of existing export controls compliance programs, as well as help to establish the foundation of new export compliance programs. Our expertise enables us to strengthen the interaction between trade compliance officers and researchers to improve the effectiveness of export compliance measures. www.traliance.com
We are a boutique consultancy specializing in advising Australian companies on the U.S. ITAR, EAR and Australian export controls. We also advise on duty savings strategies and Customs compliance in Australia.
Eva Galfi founded International Trade Advisors to fill the gap in the market for experienced international trade consultants that take a practical business approach to assisting clients with their international trade issues. www.internationaltradeadvisors.com.au