Exports

Export controls are highly technical and complex: we take pride in understanding your industry and products.

Torres Law represents clients before the various government agencies administering export controls. These export regimes include items governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR or Census regulations). These laws regulate the transfer of goods, technology, software, services and information to foreign nationals and foreign destinations. We have successfully assisted companies with export compliance audits, export compliance classification projects, export licenses, technical assistance and manufacturing license agreements, commodity jurisdictions, and classification requests (CCATS).

We also assist clients with internal export audits, government inquiries, subpoenas, and investigations in both the civil and criminal side of enforcement. We work extensively with officials at the Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) under the Department of State.

We can also develop and implement export compliance programs for our clients. We minimize our client’s regulatory liability, minimize disruption of business, and efficiently manage company resources. We have experience in some of the most complex areas of export compliance, including but not limited to issues involving encryption technology, e-commerce transactions, deemed exports, global supply chain issues, information technology, aerospace and defense.

Representative Matters Include:

  • Commodity jurisdiction rulings, product and technology classifications, and advisory opinions
  • Export license applications, license amendments and transfers, license requirements, and exception requirements
  • Commodity jurisdiction rulings, product and technology classifications, and advisory opinions
  • Regulatory compliance in corporate reorganizations, mergers & acquisitions and asset purchases
  • Deemed exports and transfers of technical data or manufacturing process sharing
  • Internal investigations, voluntary disclosures, negotiation of settlements, and enforcement
  • ITAR registrations, notifications, brokering, and Part 130 reporting
  • Encryption and technology transfers, and software export / re-export rules, including de minimis software and technology filings to the Commerce Department
  • Deemed export and re-export requirements and compliance
  • Assistance with commercial flow-down export requirements in prime contractor-subcontractor and OEM-supplier relationships
  • Compliance policies, procedures and training

Representative Industries:

  • Aerospace & defense/commercial aviation
  • Chemicals & pharmaceuticals
  • Commercial electronics
  • Computer hardware & semiconductors
  • Cyber security
  • Data processing
  • Energy & power generation - nuclear & fossil fuel
  • Engineering & construction
  • Financial services
  • Force protection services
  • Industrial process controls
  • IT infrastructure & encryption
  • Machine tools
  • Medical equipment
  • Military electronics
  • Oil field services
  • Satellite & unmanned vehicles
  • Semiconductors & microcircuits
  • Software
  • Special and composite materials & metals
  • Telecommunications