Do you have a rock-solid export compliance plan in place? Exporters are under more scrutiny than ever by the U.S. government, and regulations are constantly changing.

Fortunately, we have the extensive experience to help with all aspects of international trade, from identifying and avoiding potential risks in your supply chain to understanding the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) — and everything in between. 

Mohawk Global Trade Advisors offers export consulting and long-term management of trade and compliance programs.

Export Process Review & Gap Analysis

Gain a clear view of the big picture with a comprehensive export compliance process review and gap analysis. The results will allow you to understand how your current compliance procedures compare to standards established by the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security, Department of State and other government agencies.

The process includes:

  • Export manual review
  • Export control processes review
  • Export documentation review
  • Recordkeeping review
  • Written gap analysis

Program Development & Manuals

Why pay for an export compliance program that includes policies you don’t need? Let our experts build your compliance program and determine exactly what you need, then customize it to fit your unique operations.

Our export compliance programs can cover both EAR and ITAR, and include any or all of the following:

  • Written export compliance manual with policies and procedures individualized to your organization’s requirements
  • Policies and procedures including AES, licensing, classification, screening, recordkeeping, documentation and more
  • Review and analysis of your existing export compliance program
  • Templates, forms and other tools to help your staff easily manage and maintain the program
  • Training your key export personnel in all aspects of your program

Export Licensing & Classification Assistance

Not sure if your shipment requires an export license from the U.S. Department of Commerce or the U.S. Department of State? Often, it depends on factors such as:

  • Commodity – what is being exported
  • Classification – the proper classification of the item
  • Jurisdiction – Department of Commerce, Department of State or other government agency/department
  • Destination country – not all countries require an export license
  • End user – depending on the nature of their business
  • End use – licenses are required for certain end uses

ITAR – International Traffic in Arms Regulations

While the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) have been in existence for decades, many companies unknowingly violate these laws − and the consequences can be devastating.

Criminal ITAR penalties can reach up to $2 billion and 20 years in prison per violation. On top of hefty fines and potential prison time, ITAR violations can also result in your products being seized and export privileges revoked.

Let our ITAR experts:

  • Guide you through the process of obtaining a commodity jurisdiction for your product
  • Assist your company in obtaining your product’s required licenses from the Department of State
  • Add ITAR procedures to your existing export manual
  • Develop an export manual that includes ITAR procedures

Export Filing Process & Reviews

Many exporters rely on their freight forwarder to file their Electronic Export Information (EEI) in the AES. While it’s true that a forwarder can be held accountable for their own data entry errors, they are not liable for verifying the accuracy of the information supplied by the exporter — that’s the exporter’s responsibility.

Even if you self-file in AES, we can help you uncover violations that you may have missed, recommend improvements to your current processes and train your staff on how to properly file your EEI.

MGTA’s AES services include:

  • AES Procedure Audit: Evaluation of your existing AES procedures, gap analysis review and recommendations for correcting and improving your compliance with current regulatory standards.
  • AES Recordkeeping Review: Review of your AES records for potential violations, a detailed report of our findings and recommendations for best practice improvements.
  • AES Training: On-site staff training in AES filing, internal recordkeeping, changes in AES due to recent export control reforms and where to find AES filings in the ACE portal.

Export Compliance Training

Learn from the best with export compliance training.

Educate your staff and strengthen your company’s export compliance with our on-site training sessions. All sessions include reference material, information handouts and certificates of completion for all participants.

Training sessions