06.01.2011 Overview of U.S. Export Control Laws
Companies engaged in exports, overseas licensing, foreign investment or other types of international operations are subject to a complex array of federal laws that regulate international business transactions. Due to the severe civil and often criminal liabilities associated with these laws, they create a significant burden and legal risk for the company. All too often, U.S. firms are unaware of the presence of these laws until it is too late. The purpose of this Overview of U.S. Export Control Laws is to help companies understand the risks and their legal obligations that arise under the U.S. export control laws. Such issues will be particularly important in industries which are subject to a high level of regulation under the export control laws such as the technology, computer, software, telecommunications, electronics, energy, defense, chemical and government contracts industries.

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