trade Compliance Programs
Why spend countless hours creating export control programs, policy and procedures when you can rely on the experts to get it right? By utilizing FD Associates' expertise, you can focus efforts on the core aspects of growing your international business. With an overwhelming number of rules and regulations to follow, it is easier for you partner with FD Associates to help you develop, implement, maintain and improve your International Trade Compliance Program for International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC) and Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR).
We will ensure that the export compliance system you put in place meets all of the requirements of ITAR and EAR, as applicable to your company. In addition, we’ll work with you to implement your compliance program throughout the company to protect you from inadvertent violations of ITAR, EAR or other relevant U.S. export control regulations.
If you're a new company just getting started in international trade and need to export commodities or services from the United States, FD Associates understands the rules and can provide processes to help your company establish a properly documented and reliable export compliance program.
Getting your company’s export compliance program right from the beginning saves you many hours of frustrating and expensive work downstream. It may very well prove to be the difference between an export compliance system that passes government examination, or a system that results in fines and penalties that can be as dire as the suspension of licensing privileges or debarment from exporting and/or government contracting.
If your company has been exporting for years, it is beneficial for company managers to understand how your compliance program is working and what gaps exist and need correction. FD Associates has the expertise to audit your program and provide industry wide best practice recommendations to eliminate areas where export violations commonly take place.
Export Control Reform (ECR)
With the implementation of ECR in 2013, now more than ever, companies need to reevaluate their compliance programs and systems. The FD Associates team are recognized experts in ITAR and EAR compliance. Our staff can compare your current export compliance program against the requirements of ITAR or EAR and provide specific recommendations about how best to enhance your export management system or export compliance program to ensure compliance with export regulations. We’ll also assist you in improving processes, policies, training programs and manuals that are already in place.
Export Compliance Manuals
In addition to helping companies with day-to-day ITAR or EAR export compliance procedures and processes, we offer companies a baseline export compliance manual for use in the creation of company-wide procedures and practices. With ever-increasing fines and the enforcement of violations becoming more stringent, non-compliance is not worth the risk and a customized export compliance manual keeps you and your employees up to date with necessary compliance measures needed on a daily basis.
If you are a brand-new business, FD Associates will meet with you to learn about your international business plans and we will advise you on how best to move forward and then create a customized trade compliance manual outlining export practices within your organization.
Implementing Trade Compliance Procedures
A company’s trade procedures are intended to ensure its compliance with ITAR or EAR. If your company personnel only know about the ITAR or EAR because they heard about it from another employee, your company can benefit from our vast experience in auditing prime contractors and downstream suppliers and parlaying those industry best practices to your company. We can assist your company in creating in house training programs, perform audits to review existing procedures to and make recommendations based on the ITAR, EAR, FTR and other applicable export regulations.
Let FD Associates help put your organization on the right track from the start and provide you with export compliance audits, support and advice to ensure that you stay there. Whatever your needs may be, FD Associates has the necessary experience and tools to help.