Government Relations, LLC – C-Suite Vision for Export Strategy
For almost 30 years we have transformed regulatory hurdles into advantages for our clients while opening international markets. Our firm is founded on a unique vision that regulatory expertise is enhanced by individuals with C-Suite and Board of Directors backgrounds. In this way, we establish culture an environment where we see compliance, risk, and profit as a complete picture. We turn regulatory hurdles into profit havens for our clients.
EAR and ITAR Consulting
Our expertise lies in helping small to medium companies comply and then excel with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). With a legacy of leading one industry after another, from composite materials to communications satellites to unmanned vehicle systems, we have and continue to help high-technology and defense companies to succeed.
While many companies spend enormous sums of money seemingly “wasted” on compliance, we work with and then use the system to your company’s advantage. Our focus is on export strategy not just export compliance. We do more than DDTC registration and paperwork for an export license; we help you capture new markets while raising barriers of entry against your competitors. When you work with Government Relations, LLC “ITAR’s not overhead, it’s opportunity.” TM
Export Management and Compliance Systems and Customized EAR and ITAR Training
How can ITAR and other export regulations be an opportunity? EAR, ITAR, customs, and tariffs can provide barriers to entry for your competition, while allowing your company to enter profitable international markets. However we are not satisfied with just protecting what you have, but wish your company to expand into new and profitable markets. We will work with you, your current clients, and your supply chain to find new international and domestic clients. Government Relations, LLC will allow you to thrive in foreign markets while your competition remains befuddled by your efficient Export Management and Compliance System (EMCS) and customized EAR and ITAR Training.
If you already have an EMCS running, use our ITAR and EAR experts to perform an EMCS audit. This audit can detect gaps in your EMCS, protect technical data, prevent EAR & ITAR penalties, and lower supply chain costs to increase profits.
EAR Voluntary Self-Disclosure (VSD) and ITAR Voluntary Disclosure
Voluntary Disclosures can result in serious fines, penalties, and seizures. You would not admit to a crime without first consulting a defense lawyer, nor admit owing back taxes without talking to a CPA. You need an expert to guide you through the process of a Voluntary Disclosure. Before doing something that may stop your exports, call our compliance experts to develop a strategic plan and minimize or any penalties from either the State Department or the Commerce Department.
Export Administration Regulations CCL 500 Series and CCL 600 Series
Export Control Reform (ECR) is moving many defense-related articles from the United States Munitions List (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CCL). The new CCL 500 Series has a tremendous impact on the satellites and spacecraft industry. The new CCL 600 Series affects dual-use articles in the aircraft and aerospace Industry. The CCL 600 Series includes many articles in the rapidly growing industry of unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs). We will guide your company through the volatile period of reform while delivering increased market and export opportunities.
Board of Directors’ Insight for EAR & ITAR Consulting
Our firm is based on the premise that Board of Directors and C-Suite excutives approach regulatory issues with a more holistic view for their companies. We look at compliance, profits, and risk management as pieces of a puzzle that need to work together in order for a company to function. If your company is looking for export trade professionals to deliver a “Board’s Vision with Regulatory Results”TM look no further than Government Relations, LLC.