- Miller Canfield Lawyer Joe Gustavus Speaks at International Export Controls Forum in San Francisco
- WEBINAR: Export Webinar Series: Joint Ventures
- WEBINAR: Export Webinar Series: Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA)
- Cappuccino With Counsel: Update on Regulatory and Compliance Requirements for Export Controls and FCPA
- Dual Use Technology Briefing: Importance of ITAR Compliance
- ITAR and Other U.S. Export Control Laws
- U.S. Export Control Reforms to Become Effective
- Is Your Software Transmission Subject to U.S. Export Controls under the EAR?
- Wire Stripping: What is Old is New Again
- What Constitutes a “Broker” under ITAR
- Preventing Unlawful Diversion of U.S. Exports by Foreign Transaction Parties: U.S. Exporters Take Heed
- Export Controls: Relaxed Rules on Defense Article Transfers to Dual and Third-Party National Employees of Foreign Licensees and End-Users under ITAR
National security concerns are at a high water mark and government scrutiny of domestic and international transactions involving controlled assets has greatly increased under export control laws. Significant civil and criminal penalties can result from violating the confusing patchwork of export control laws governing the possession, trade, and export of controlled assets. Given the myriad of ever-evolving export controls, the number of agencies administering the controls, and the serious penalties involved, companies that may possess, trade, or export controlled assets, including controlled products, software, technology, and services, should closely evaluate their current export control compliance practices and policies and dedicate personnel and resources to maintain compliance with export control laws. Export control compliance is particularly important for companies involved in the aerospace, automotive, defense, information technology, telecommunications, and software industries.
DEPTH OF EXPERIENCE AND INTERNATIONAL REACH
Miller Canfield has a robust Export Control Practice representing clients subject to export control laws. Our attorneys have the experience necessary to confidently and practically navigate through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and other regulations related to the possession, trade, and export of U.S. controlled assets. We have significant contacts and know how to work with various U.S. administrative agencies, including the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, and Firearms, Department of Defense, Department of the Treasury, and the Office of Foreign Assets Control.
With our offices throughout the world, we can draw from international resources and are exceptionally capable at assisting clients with their export control matters from a global perspective.
WHAT WE DO
Miller Canfield’s Export Control Practice represents clients on export control matters in every industry sector, regardless of the size of the client or the matter. In particular, we provide the following specific services:
Registration. Assist clients with registering under the ITAR or EAR.
Controlled Asset Identification and Classification. Analyze company product, service, and technology portfolios to identify and classify assets subject to export controls.
Commodity Jurisdiction Requests. Draft Commodity Jurisdiction Requests for government determination when export control law jurisdiction or controlled asset classification is at issue.
Export Control Compliance Programs. Assist clients with development, implementation, monitoring, and improvement of tailored export control compliance programs.
Export License Applications. Draft ITAR and EAR export license applications and supporting transmittal letters and documentation to permit the licensed export of controlled products, services, technology, and technical data. Draft BATF import license applications.
TAAs, MLAs, other Export Control-Compliant Collaboration Agreements. Draft export control collaboration agreements for government approval, such as Technical Assistance Agreements and Manufacturing License Agreements, to permit the authorized flow of controlled products, services, technology, and technical data between approved parties within permitted scope.
Export Control Exemption. Advise on the qualification for export control exemption, scope of exemption, and substantiation requirements for reliance upon exemption.
Export Control Audit and Benchmark Reports. Perform export control audits and produce export control benchmark reports that: (a) show audited results in comparison to corresponding export control benchmarks in each substantive area, (b) reveal potential export control violations and internal control weaknesses affecting export control compliance, and (c) set forth recommended action plan to enable clients to meet export control benchmarks in each area.
Export Control Due Diligence. Perform targeted due diligence to identify significant export control issues previously unknown to the prospective acquirer and monetizing of export control issues to adjust acquisition price or secure additional protections from the seller to address export control risk exposure.
Post-Acquisition Integration of Export Control Compliance Programs. Counsel clients on post-acquisition integration of export control compliance programs.
Export Control Manuals. Draft export control compliance manuals and policy statements.
Technology Control Plans. Draft technology control plans addressing export control compliance.
Export Control Compliance Training. Conduct on-site training on the ITAR, EAR, and other export control laws.
Voluntary Disclosures. Advise on making voluntary disclosures for potential export control violations discovered, draft corresponding disclosure submission and supporting documentation, and represent client on government disposition of voluntary disclosures.
Hiring and Employing Foreign Nationals. Advise on hiring and employing foreign nationals considered Foreign Persons under export control laws. Draft export license applications to permit employment of foreign nationals in the controlled product, service, or technology environment. Coordinate foreign national export license procurement with work visa preparation and submission.
Compliance with Economic Sanctions and Anti-Boycott Regulations. Advise on transactions involving countries and entities subject to economic sanctions, foreign asset and anti-terrorism controls, and anti-boycott regulations.
- Military Supplier Export Control Audit and Benchmark Report
Conducted export control audit and compiled export control benchmark report for joint venture supplier of military vehicle safety systems and braking, co-owned by publicly traded U.S. commercial vehicle component supplier and German commercial vehicle component supplier.
- Foreign Purchaser CFIUS Filing
Conducted the Committee for Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) filing for a Swiss client purchasing a U.S. Business with ITAR-controlled assets.
- Termination of Defense Security Service Facility Security Clearance
Coordinated the termination of a facility security clearance with the Defense Security Service (DSS) pursuant to responsibilities under the National Industrial Security Program Operating Manual (NISPOM) prior to the facility transfer to a foreign purchaser.
- Foreign-owned subsidiary Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Registration and License Transfer
Conducted the transfer of the registration and licenses issued by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls to a foreign-owned U.S. subsidiary for an acquisition.
- Foreign Military Sales Release of Classified Material
Coordinated the release of classified material in support of foreign military sales.
- Publicly Traded Defense Contractor Export Control Audit and Benchmark Report
Conducted export control audit and compiled export control benchmark report for multi-subsidiary armoring division of publicly traded defense contractor.
- Tier 1 Auto Supplier Export Control Audit and Benchmark Report
Conducted export control audit and compiled export control benchmark report for a multinational Tier 1 automotive supplier.
- Auto Export Company Export Control Violation Internal Investigation
Conducted an export control violation internal investigation for large automotive export company.
- Auto Export Company Export Enforcement Coordination
Coordinated with special agent from the U.S. Office of Export Enforcement for large automotive export company.