ITAR Consulting with a Board Vision
Government Relations, LLC has been leaders of export compliance and export strategy development for almost 30 years. We see Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) from a C-Suite and Boardroom perspective – where regulatory results, risk management, and profits all are pieces of the business puzzle. While we have experience with companies of all sizes, some of our best results are with medium to small sized businesses. Why? Because even though we are very good at piloting through bureaucracies inside the government and business – the less time we spend cutting red tape, the more time we can focus on your overall export strategy and increasing your company’s profits.
Commodity Jurisdiction during Export Control Reform
Export Control Reform (ECR) has a major impact on many manufacturers and exporters. Articles that were on the United States Munitions List (USML) now have been transferred to the Commerce Control List (CCL) 500 Series and 600 Series. Since we have a holistic approach to export strategy, we have little interest in keeping companies unnecessarily registered with the DDTC, if they can justifiably be moved to the CCL at the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Use our experts to move articles your company manufacturers or exports to the CCL and see your markets expand and profits increase. We have a C-Suite view of export strategy and export compliance so we can provide flexible guidance with choosing the solution that is best for your Board of Directors and your company.
Focus on Profits, not Merely the Paperwork for Export Licenses
There are a number of firms that can process export paperwork for your company such as DDTC registration or an export license. We change the perception from paperwork to profits by focusing on export strategy.
Your Washington Office – Business and Trade Association Representation
Allow us to leverage our relationships in Washington, DC on your behalf. Our experience in the Nation’s Capital and serving on various trade commissions allows us to negotiate on your behalf. To mention a few examples – we have represented client’s interests to open markets through elected and appointed officials, testified during major treaty negotiations, and lowered tariffs for our client’s products.
Export compliance, including EAR or ITAR compliance, is not just about avoiding EAR or ITAR penalties when things go wrong. Our vision of export strategy includes best market positioning for your defense-related articles or dual-use items, decreasing barriers of entry for your company, using Washington DC to work for you, and ultimately maximizing profits. “ITAR’s not overhead: It’s opportunity” TM