Derrick Kyle

Derrick Kyle assists clients with all facets of global trade, including matters related to export controls governed by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, customs, sanctions, and the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS).

Mr. Kyle has experience in export classification, preparing export licenses, and developing export compliance manuals and programs. He also has experience in advising clients in a variety of industries on risks presented by U.S. economic sanctions administered by the Department of the Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). On the import side, Mr. Kyle has experience classifying products within the Harmonized Tariff Schedule, completing prior disclosures with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), and submitting protests with CBP and obtaining favorable results for clients. Mr. Kyle has experience assisting clients understand the application of CBP partner government agency (e.g., Food and Drug Administration) regulations.

Mr. Kyle also has extensive experience in conducting detailed investigations pursuant to government disclosures, including document review, employee interviews, and meeting with government officials. Additionally, Mr. Kyle has assisted clients in complying with cybersecurity and other provisions of the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulations Supplement (DFARS).

In his spare time, Derrick enjoys traveling with his lovely wife, Kathleen, watching Texas A&M and Dallas Cowboys football, and cooking (but, more importantly, eating) his favorite foods.

Education & Admissions

Mr. Kyle attended Southern Methodist University Dedman School of Law, where he graduated cum laude and was a Comments Editor for the International Law Review Association. Mr. Kyle received his B.A. in philosophy cum laude from Texas A&M University.

Mr. Kyle is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and before the United States Court of International Trade.

Representative Experience

A Chinese branch of a global investment bank in U.S. Customs matters related to tariffs on Chinese goods.

A publicly-traded aerospace company and its subsidiaries in matters related to export compliance, including the successful closing of multiple voluntary self-disclosures with the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

A U.S.-based virtual reality start-up in connection with a disclosure to U.S. Customs and Border Protection.

A Russian electronic component distribution company in connection with removal from BIS’s Unverified List.

A German-based aircraft parts distribution company in matters related to U.S. export controls and Iran sanctions.

A U.S.-based government contractor in connection with its acquisition by a Japanese company and related CFIUS issues.

Two U.S. aerospace company subsidiaries with the successful submission of protests to U.S. Customs and Border Protection, resulting in the recovery of overpaid duties.

Multiple U.S. manufactures in connection with the licensing of foreign national employees and the development and implementation of Technology Control Plans.

Multiple freight forwarders in the development and maintenance of export compliance programs.

A U.S.-based manufacturer in connection with a CFIUS mitigation plan pursuant to an acquisition by a Japanese company.

A Canadian-based multinational company and its U.S. subsidiary with a year-long investigation and subsequent submission of voluntary disclosures to the export control agencies.

Selected Publications & Speaking Engagements

Export University: Export 201 – Export Compliance, U.S. Commercial Service, Temple University – Fox School of Business, Philadelphia, PA (April 11, 2017).

Export Compliance for Dummies and Forwarders Too, NCBFAA Educational Institute, Webinar (July 24, 2018).

US/China Tariffs Panel and Roundtable, Council of Supply Chain Management Professionals, Las Colinas, TX (January 24, 2019).

Global Trade Roundtable: Trends, Tariffs and Trade Agreements, North Texas District Export Council, Dallas, TX (February 5, 2019).

Commodity Jurisdiction/CCATS, International Compliance Professionals Association Spring Conference, Orlando, FL (March 26, 2019).

Export Mechanics Webinar Series II: Export Licenses, NCBFAA Educational Institute, Webinar (June 11, 2019).

Export Mechanics Webinar Series II: Drafting an Export Compliance Policy, NCBFAA Educational Institute, Webinar (August 13, 2019).

Exporting Mechanics Webinar Series II: Drop Shipments and Routed Transactions, NCBFAA Educational Institute, Webinar (February 18, 2020).

Top 5 Trade Developments in 2020, North Texas District Export Council General Meeting, Webinar (September 16, 2020).

Conducting Successful Denied Party Screening: Tips & Risks for Forwarders, NCBFAA Educational Institute, Webinar (September 24, 2020).

Export Sanctions Panel - Ukraine/Russia/China, American Association of Exporters and Importers Road Show, Dallas, TX (November 10, 2022).