The inherent differences in socio-political conditions and uneven nature of development have contributed to the current heterogeneous export control landscape where individual regimes are vastly different in areas such as organizational and licensing structure as well as trade facilitative schemes. Although the export control lists of most nations closely follow the lists maintained by various multilateral nonproliferation regimes, subtle but crucial differences exist due to different implementation schedules. A clear and updated understanding of these differences is critical to navigating today’s complex and diverse network of export control laws and regulations.
Non-compliance with export control regulations or requirements can have severe impact on your business. Immediate repercussions range from shipment disruptions to fines and/or prison terms upon conviction. Negative publicity and the subsequent fallout from investigations may cause irrevocable damage to your business’ reputation, affecting your relationships with customers, suppliers and corporate shareholders. You may end up losing your export license in the worst case scenario.
Bryan Cave International Consulting (“BCIC”) has expertise in export controls, particularly in Singapore, Malaysia, China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, India, Korea and Japan, as well as in import controls of restricted goods in many Asian countries, including China, India, Thailand and Vietnam. Many of our consultants are former customs and trade officials with experience on customs matters, including export controls. These specialists maintain close working relationships with Customs authorities of the various countries, so that we can assist you in relation to domestic export control requirements.
Our consultants have experience assisting multinational corporations on export control concerns relating to their Asian operations. We can also tap on the expertise of our parent firm, Bryan Cave LLP, which has one of the leading export control practices among global law firms.
U.S. and EU Export Controls Team
Our parent firm, Bryan Cave LLP, has one of the leading export control practices among global law firms. The Firm includes lawyers with technical backgrounds who regularly advise clients in the computer, telecommunications, software, aerospace, chemical and pharmaceutical industries on the proper export classification of their products. Our export control specialists also advise clients on licensing requirements under the Export Administration Regulations, interpretation of license exceptions, Commerce Department licensing policies, encryption review requests, Wassenaar reporting and compliance with the Foreign Trade Statistics Regulations, International Traffic in Arms Regulations, Nuclear Regulatory Commission and Drug Enforcement Agency.
In Europe, Bryan Cave has lawyers who advise regularly on compliance with European Union and Member State export controls, as well as conduct global audits, internal investigations and compliance reviews, and provide training programs for companies and their personnel on export compliance.
Bryan Cave also maintains a wide network of local and global partners who work with us on a variety of matters, so that we can effectively and efficiently serve the needs of our clients.