Background - Practices (Details)

Export Controls and Sanctions


Crowell & Moring’s global economic sanctions team leverages its experience from government, industry, and as outside counsel to provide comprehensive and practical advice on every aspect of compliance with the ever-changing nature of international sanctions regimes.  We work in partnership with our multinational clients in order to ensure they have a robust and up-to-date compliance program – along with efficient business practices designed to address a myriad of complex and often conflicting sanctions programs.  With major changes announced recently with respect to sanctions on Russia, Cuba, Venezuela, and more than two dozen overlapping, and occasionally conflicting, current sanctions programs in the United States and Europe, compliance is an ever-present challenge. 

Export controls present significant challenges and compliance risks for global companies. These regulations apply to transfers of goods, technology, software, and other products and services to non-U.S. destinations as well as to non-U.S. nationals present within the United States. These controls are far-reaching, extending to direct transfers of goods, technology, software, and services, including some U.S. "reexports." Multiple export control regimes create complex compliance obligations with practical and commercial implications for businesses, including inventory management and shipping delay challenges.