For U.S. MNCs, export compliance programs should not stop at the water’s edge.

Compliance departments must ensure that the comprehensive organizational structures, policies, and procedures they have put in place do not vanish into thin air once products leave the country.


Continue Reading Export Compliance Programs and Overseas Affiliates: A Cautionary Note

This is the first post in our  “Compliance Chat” series.  Each post will feature a lightly edited  conversation with a compliance professional.

In April, I spoke with  Paul DiVecchio about the impact of Covid-19 on the export compliance industry. Paul, the principal of the Boston-based DiVecchio & Associates, has provided export compliance consulting services to U.S. exporters for nearly 40 years.


Continue Reading Compliance Chat: The Impact of Covid-19 on the Export Compliance Industry

Last May, I had an interesting discussion with my friend and mentor on all things related to export compliance, Paul DiVecchio.

Paul, the principal of the Boston-based DiVecchio & Associates, has provided export compliance consulting services to U.S. exporters for nearly 40 years.

The story he told me is something that might keep export compliance officers up at night, and it has stuck in my head ever since.  Now that I have this blog, I’d like to share some of the highlights of our discussion.  You can also see his original account in American Shipper.


Continue Reading The Tale of Huawei and the Prepublication Notice