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Dealing With Violations In Export and Import Transactions

International - foreign - globeThomas B. McVey of Williams Mullen has posted an article discussing a number of issues that a general counsel or CEO might present to the company in responding to a variety of hypothetical situations under the Export Administration Regulations, International Traffic In Arms Regulations, U.S. sanctions laws and U.S. import laws.

The details of your response, of course, will vary depending upon the company and violations involved. A lot will have to happen quickly so it is important for you to be prepared in advance for this situation,” McVey advises.

The first step in responding to a possible export or import violations is to stop the potentially wrongful actions, he writes.

His article explains how to approach this task, along with the importance of collecting relevant information, analyzing possible violations, whether to consider a voluntary self-disclosure, responding to requests for information, other issues in enforcement actions, and personal liability.

Read the article.


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