International Trade

Export Compliance (ITAR + EAR)

Fluet attorneys advise manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of all sizes on the web of U.S. regulations that control the flow of goods, services, and information. Since its inception, the firm’s International Trade Practice has been viewed as a premier provider of practical solutions to highly complex export situations, positioning clients to export upwards of a billion dollars’ worth of highly regulated hardware and services to far flung jurisdictions. Defense, intelligence, and security companies alike look to Fluet for guidance on how to shape their international sales objectives to comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) because our attorneys understand not just the regulatory climate but the underlying policies and the realities of global business.

With an eye towards efficient and effective solutions to complex regulatory challenges, Fluet guides clients through Export Compliance by:

  • Conducting export classifications of goods and services to determine whether they are controlled under the ITAR or the EAR.
  • Advising businesses on whether their commercial arrangements with foreign customers, vendors, resellers, and distributors trigger export licensing requirements.
  • Developing licensing strategies for the permanent and temporary exports of goods, services, and information.
  • Drafting complex export license applications for submission to the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State and the Bureau of Industry and Security at the U.S. Department of Commerce.
  • Developing comprehensive and customized export compliance programs for exporters, manufacturers, and brokers.
  • Responding to directed disclosures issued by DDTC and BIS, navigate the resulting inquiries, and negotiate resolutions that are mutually-acceptable to the exporter and the U.S. Government.
  • Developing and overseeing monitorships pursuant to consent decrees.
  • Training corporations, investors, acquirers, and foreign governments on U.S. export controls.

International Trade Co-Chairs

Our attorneys are adept at both structuring and negotiating international transactions and managing the regulatory risks that are unique to global operations, all while leveraging a deep understanding of U.S. foreign policy and U.S. national security interests.