On Tuesday, 15 October 2013, the most substantial changes in the history of the two U.S. export control regimes, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), go into effect. On that day, certain items…

Companies choose to engage with foreign parties for a number of reasons – consulting agreements, distributorships, joint ventures, etc.  Whatever the reason for the relationship, a company may get more than it bargained for if it is does not properly…

Stamping out foreign bribery is a Justice Department priority, and we are determined to continue our vigorous enforcement of the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act. – DOJ Acting Assistant Attorney General Mythili Raman, April 16, 2013. After a quiet first quarter,…

Effective January 7, 2013, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (“CBP”) will no longer require importers to provide a surety bond or complete an Entry Summary (CBP Form 7501) on imported merchandise valued at less than $2,500.  This is an increase…

On November 14, 2012, the Department of Justice and the Securities and Exchange Commission released their long-awaited guidance on the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”).  The 130-page document contains the most comprehensive FCPA analysis produced by the U.S. government to date…