Export Management and Compliance Programs

An Export Compliance Management Program (ECMP) is a comprehensive written system to assist exporters in complying with either the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) or the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). An ECMP should provide an organized, integrated operating system that: (1) ensures compliance with U.S. export control laws and regulations; (2) manages export-related questions, decisions and transactions; (3) provides a streamlined management structure for processing export transactions in a transparent and accountable manner; and (4) protects the company from penalties. 

The establishment of an ECMP can greatly reduce the risk of involuntarily exporting to an unauthorized party or for an unauthorized end-use. However, an ECMP, by itself, will not relieve an exporter of criminal and administrative liability under the law if a violation occurs. 

Global Trade Expertise can assist in the development and implementation of an ECMP to allow clients to engage in the transfer of goods and information across borders confident that they are in compliance with the laws with regard to exports, re-exports, and deemed exports.