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Strict U.S. Government export compliance expectations have made it even more challenging for U.S. and foreign companies to achieve global export compliance. The Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury and Homeland Security are vigorously scrutinizing U.S. exporters and their foreign trading partners to ensure strict adherence to export controls and economic sanctions laws. In addition to implementing an effective export compliance program for your organization, it is equally critical to vet and monitor the compliance status of your business partners and intermediaries, including freight forwarders, customs agents, distributors and re-sellers. The failure to identify critical risk factors at the due diligence stage could potentially expose your organization to costly penalties for third party violations. American Conference Institute is hosting the 13th National Forum on Export Controls with an impressive speaker faculty of government officials, leading exporters and private practice experts.

Kristy Balsanek will moderate the panel session, Managing Diversion Risks in Dealings with Distributors, Re-Sellers and Other Third Parties, on Wednesday, May 19, at 9:30 a.m. The session will explore:

  • Identifying critical diversion warning signs and risks
  • Developing contractual protections and addressing licensing conditions/provisions on reexports
  • Evaluating and documenting de minimis analyses: BIS, OFAC, DDTC
  • Educating third parties on diversion requirements
  • Identifying and licensing deemed reexports
  • Terminating a third party relationship after diversion
  • Leveraging foreign export control laws: Singapore'sStrategic Goods Controls Act and Hong Kong import/export requirements

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