Export Control Violation Leads to Billion Dollar Penalty

Posted by Joe Gabro on Fri, Apr, 28 2017 @ 12:15 PM

This is an update to a blog post originally published on March 10, 2017.

Update:  Last month, the US Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) decided to remove ZTE Corporation from its Entity List, allowing the company to continue business in the United States. 

“By acknowledging the mistakes we made, taking responsibility for them... we are committed to a ZTE that is fully compliant, healthy, and trustworthy.”

- Zhao Xianming, ZTE President

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening, Export Violations

Upcoming Webinar: The Cost of Non-Compliance

Posted by Chester Yavari on Thu, Apr, 20 2017 @ 2:01 PM

To comply or not to comply, that is the question often faced by companies in regards to their export compliance programs. The amount of political upheaval over the past year will have significant impact on the world of global trade management for years to come. With more political upheaval, financial stress, and regulatory change on the horizon, is your company prepared for the changes to come?

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Upcoming Webinar: Streamlining Exports

Posted by Chester Yavari on Fri, Apr, 14 2017 @ 10:01 AM

Rome was not built in a day, and neither should your export management or compliance programs. To build these programs your company must develop, implement, adhere to operational policies, procedures, protocols, and guidelines for export compliance operations. Automating the export process with the use of the proper technologies will help provide the structure needed by your company.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

Upcoming Webinar: Understanding the Key Elements of Exporting

Posted by Chester Yavari on Fri, Apr, 7 2017 @ 10:01 AM

As companies like yours look to increase revenues and expand into rewarding foreign markets, uncertainties and complexities await. These lurking uncertainties are the primary challenges and complications with export compliance. Rapid growth for your company often means entering new fertile markets, expanding production, and reaching new customers. All of these factors bring immeasurable pressure to your trade compliance team. 

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance, Restricted Party Screening

How to Automate Export Compliance – Register for Five-Part Webinar Series

Posted by Chester Yavari on Wed, Mar, 22 2017 @ 10:05 AM

Let’s face it, export compliance is tedious and complicated work. Government rules and regulations are constantly changing and trying to tackle this problem manually can be an overwhelming nightmare. Do not let export compliance control your valuable time. Take back your work day with processes and technologies designed to maximize your efficiencies and reduce export compliance risks.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

American Shipper's 2017 GTM Landscape Report: Changing Trade Winds

Posted by Chester Yavari on Tue, Mar, 7 2017 @ 2:01 PM

After analyzing the global trade enviroment for decades, American Shipper has released its latest landscape report. Dive into their latest report on the ever changing policies to come in the global trade winds.

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Topics: Export Management, Export Compliance

How to Maintain Trade Compliance in a Changing Environment

Posted by Anthony Hardenburgh on Tue, Feb, 28 2017 @ 9:45 AM

If 2016 taught us anything, it’s that the global supply chain can’t expect a continuation of the status quo, and even the surest predictions can be wrong. With last year’s tumultuous end in the rear-view mirror, global companies powering ahead into 2017 must be ready for regulatory change – both the predicted and unexpected.

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Topics: Duty Management, Import Compliance, Export Compliance, Trade Agreements

Let Sleeping Dogs Lie: Are You Ready for REX?

Posted by Arne Mielken on Tue, Jan, 10 2017 @ 1:45 PM

Global companies - particularly those using Amber Road’s software solutions - know that only with a superior system that deciphers complex terms, coverage and rules of origin for trade agreements can they leverage substantial costs-savings, whilst maintaining highest levels of compliance. Therefore, it comes as no surprise that these leading global players have been buzzing with questions on the recently adopted Registered Export System (REX). 

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Topics: Export Management, Export License Determination and Management, Export Compliance

Updates to the 2016 EU Dual-Use Control List: Here’s What Changed

Posted by Arne Mielken on Wed, Nov, 23 2016 @ 9:57 AM

The constant changes in economical, technological, and political circumstances makes it necessary for the EU to be as current as possible when it comes to dual-use export controls in order to preserve international peace and security. For this reason, and in order to comply with its international security obligations, the EU dual-use control list included in Annex I to the Regulation (EC) No. 428/2009 needs to be updated regularly.

On November 15, 2016, the European Commission formally published the amended Council Regulation on the control of exports, transfer, brokering and transit of dual-use items. The EU Commission had already adopted this on September 12, 2016, however publication in the Official Journal of the EU could not occur until after the EU Parliament and EU Council’s 2-month period of veto powers had passed. This 2016 update of the EU Control List of Dual-Use Items concern, in particular, the current list of dual-use items, specifically those in Annexes I, IIa and IIg of EC No 428/2009, as amended. The regulation entered into force the following day on November 16, 2016. The EU Commission has published a “Comprehensive Change Note Summary 2016”.

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Topics: Export Management, Export License Determination and Management, Export Compliance

Even the eCommerce Giants Lack Export Control Processes

Posted by Gary M. Barraco on Mon, Oct, 24 2016 @ 9:38 AM

Amazon.com has dominated the eCommerce industry since 1995, originating as an online reseller of books.  During Amazon’s first month in business, it received orders from customers in 50 U.S. states and 45 countries across the world.  Today, the company offers over 183 million products and serves more than 224 million customers. 

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Topics: Export Management, Product Classification, Export License Determination and Management, Export Compliance, Export Violations