Export Management

Mitigate risk, ensure regulatory compliance and maximize opportunities.

General Export Compliance

General Export Compliance ConsultingCopper Hill offers global export compliance services rendered on a case-by-case basis or through a monthly service agreement. Our Export Control Program team would be happy to assist you in your specific export compliance situation.
Commodity JurisdictionA Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) determination is identifying the correct government agency holding jurisdictional control of exported items. A CJ determination must be made for all items including hardware, software, technology, or services. Copper Hill can assist with internal CJ reviews and draft CJ determination requests for submission to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls of the US Department of State.
ClassificationCopper Hill has a team of experienced export classifiers ready to assist with classification under US and non-US export control lists; including but not limited to the EAR, USML, EU ECN, and UK ECN. We are prepared to classify hardware, software, and technical data all in short term or long-term projects. Additionally, Copper Hill can also prepare and assist with submission of Commodity Classification Automated Tracking System (CCATS) requests for government classification.
ScreeningScreening all customers, suppliers, and end-users is a key component of any export compliance program. Our Export Control Compliance team can help your business screen your contacts against the various Restricted Parties Lists (RPL) and disposition potential matches. In addition, we also offer screening focused on the Office of Foreign Assets Control’s (OFAC) ownership rules, red flag/diversion risk, antiboycott, and embargoed and sanctioned countries. 
LicensingDid you know that some goods, software, and technology require licenses before a shipment can be made? Even those items not on the Commerce Control List and designated EAR99 may require a license depending on the destination, end user, or end use of the item. Our dedicated team can assist in reviewing the license requirements for your export. This review can include license exceptions, end-user rules, and preparing and submitting license applications.

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Export Compliance Assessments

With global supply chain security risk escalating over the last 20 years, government authorities all over the world have invested significantly in increased enforcement of export laws and regulations. This coupled with the ongoing modernization of trade regimes, presents government entities with a wide range of tools and audit methodologies to identify violations of trade regulation and law. With increased resources to focus on enforcement, fines and penalties are no longer limited to large multinational companies.

Copper Hill’s Export Compliance Assessment is an independent proactive review of your export activity and Export Compliance Program to identify strengths, weaknesses, risks and opportunities. The assessments are tailored to your specific business and designed to improve your compliance program while at the same time identifying duty optimization opportunities.  Throughout the process Copper Hill will help you document processes and procedures specifically tailored to government expectations, and where relevant, recommend best practices to enhance these policies and procedures. In addition, Copper Hill will generate a roadmap to implement best in class compliance programs.

Copper Hill has a bench of Trade professionals with extensive experience working for multinational companies managing their Export compliance programs. We have used this expertise to develop strong documented processes and procedures to assist facilitating reduced risk or violations of global export laws.

Due Diligence Review

Copper Hill conducts Due Diligence reviews specific to Export laws and regulations for Businesses purchasing other companies. This allows the purchasing entity to identify any risk of potential successor liability prior to completing the purchase, thus allowing the business to place an accurate value on the company being purchased.  Due Diligence is critical to ensuring any potential liability owed to government entities has been determined, and all risks have been identified. 

Areas covered during Due Diligence include compliance with export compliance law, and in some cases, personal liability. The risk assessment focuses on the nature of the targets business, industry, countries it operates, third parties utilized and the extent the target interacts with government officials or has government customers, and the underlying strength of the compliance program and internal controls.  A roadmap with suggested actions for remediating ongoing risk is also an important component of Copper Hill’s review, to help facilitate enhancing internal controls.

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Audit and Monitoring

The US Department of Commerce through the Bureau of Industry and Security lists internal export compliance audits as a required element of an effective export compliance program. Companies should perform these audits on a regular basis. Audits can focus on a functional level like recordkeeping, or a comprehensive program level audit conducted on an annual basis.  These larger annual audits should include both a review of the organization’s export procedures as well as a reviewing of selected export transactions and how each business unit handled these in relation to the current compliance procedures.

Copper Hill can assist in performing these functional or program wide export compliance audits. Our team has extensive experience working for companies managing their Export compliance programs. We have used this expertise to develop strong documented processes and procedures to assist facilitating reduced risk or violations of global export laws.

Deemed Export and Technology Transfers

The Bureau of Industry and Security notes that releases of controlled technology to foreign persons in the US are deemed to be an export to the person’s country or countries of nationality. Typical organizations using deemed export licenses include universities, high technology research and development institutions, bio-chemical firms, as well as the medical and computer sectors. The US Department of State also has similar regulations for technology controlled under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

The Export Control Program team can help you spot deemed export issues, review your Technology Control Plan, or help develop one that will ensure export control compliance for any technology transfers.

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