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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

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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.

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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.
www.mkdataservices.com

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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.

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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.

Phone: 1-877-328-7866
Website: www.ecustoms.com
Email: info@ecustoms.com

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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
  • and more….

For more information and a free sample copy, visit www.worldecr.com

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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

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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
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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

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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.
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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
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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

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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.

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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
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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
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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

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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
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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

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The attorneys at Reeves & Dola, LLP help businesses navigate the highly regulated and complex world of manufacturing, sales and international trade of defense and commercial products. We apply our expertise and understanding of the federal regulatory process to meet the specific needs of our clients, including manufacturers, exporters, importers and dealers of defense articles; government contractors; and exporters of commercial products.

Contact Reeves & Dola, LLP to help your organization navigate these complexities. Our team of attorneys are experts in these fields, therefore allowing us to provide the customized assistance you need. We look forward to putting our expertise to work for you.

Please contact us or email directly at info@reevesdola.com or call us at 202.683.4200.  We look forward to working with you!

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True Compliance Group evolved because, as in-house counsel, we needed assistance developing a customized compliance program for a reasonable fee. We found law firms and lawyers whose hourly rates were prohibitive. We found firms that were terrific for helping with a crisis, but not as adept at developing affordable solutions that were in sync with how we did business. We found consultants who were great, but couldn’t protect privilege. We found law firms who didn’t have in-depth expertise in export and international trade. We wanted answers driven by our bottom line or it wasn’t a solution (if an Excel spreadsheet will do the trick, then we don’t need to buy the software package). Enter True Compliance Group.

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We are different. We are attorneys with in-house and in-depth export compliance experience, who understand business and the bottom line. We don’t reinvent the wheel, unless we have to. We work collaboratively and creatively with you to put out fires, while finding efficient, economical ways to implement export compliance solutions that work for you.

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Bass, Berry & Sims’ International Trade Practice Group helps clients navigate the complex regulations associated with a global marketplace. Our team is experienced in guiding clients through challenging issues related to economic sanctions (OFAC), exports (DDTC and the ITAR; BIS and the EAR), anti-bribery (DOJ and SEC), anti-boycott regulations (OAC and Treasury), and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

The team works with public and private businesses, ranging from companies with minor operations outside the United States to large corporations with a vast international presence. Our clients operate in a wide range of industry sectors, including aviation, construction, defense, energy, engineering, financial services, manufacturing, medical, technology and transportation.

With international trade matters tightly linked to ever-changing U.S. foreign policy, our team provides clients with essential – and current – guidance to help them understand and meet their obligations. And we collaborate closely with our clients: we thrive when we get to roll up our sleeves and work directly with our clients to address and tackle issues together.