Export control restrictions and compliance

Export control laws and regulations are designed to prevent the inappropriate transfer of products, technology, information and services to foreign persons. Most exports are controlled by the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC); Department of Commerce, the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS); or the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); and the Bureau of Alcohol Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF).

Export control enforcement has been an area of high priority for the U.S. government since 9/11. Many of our clients have been affected by these laws and regulations. Our team is well qualified to handle all aspects of U.S. export control laws and regulations. We regularly advise clients on export regulations, provide opinions on classification and jurisdiction, apply for licenses to export, draft agreements and assist on voluntary disclosures of violations. Our Porter Wright export control attorneys have conducted internal investigations, prepared compliance programs and training for multinational companies with subsidiaries abroad and also to small private companies in the U.S.