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Export Control Considerations: Beyond the Authorization

Your compliance obligations don’t end once an authorization is in hand.  Determining whether and what authorizations are needed and ensuring that all required authorizations have been obtained are critical first steps in trade compliance, but compliance is a continuing process.  By Megan Barnhill, Bryan Cave LLP, 8 December 2017 Review and Understand the Authorization A critical first step is to…

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Tipping the Scales: Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules (III)

In last month’s post, we discussed the legitimacy of the collection and processing of employee data for the purpose of complying with US trade controls regulations, and in particular with restrictions on access to controlled technical information. As a consequence of these restrictions, European employers may be required to provide to the US State Department certain information relating to employees…

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Tipping the Scales: Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules (II)

In last week’s post, we discussed the US trade controls’ restrictions on access to controlled technical information. As a consequence of these restrictions, European employers may be required to communicate the names, nationality and potentially other information on their employees who will have access to such technical information. By Marga Caprioni, Stéphanie De Smedt and Bert Gevers, 20 September 2016

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Tipping the Scales: Balancing US Trade Controls’ Restrictions on Access with EU Labor and Privacy Rules

European entities that receive controlled technology from US parties often find themselves with a bit of a quandary: how to balance the US trade controls’ restrictions on access to controlled technical information with local privacy and labor rules. This series of posts will describe the issues that arise under the relevant US and EU rules and strategies that can be…

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Meet US & EU export regulators on 30.09.2016 in Brussels, a half-day seminar

Following last year’s successful seminar, there have been a number of important developments in the area of export control regulations and economic sanctions. Foreseeable international events are expected to have a significant impact in the near future. This calls for an update on trade controls from both a US and EU perspective.

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Don’t throw caution to the wind: export control considerations for the renewable energy sector

The renewable energy industry is expanding at a fast rate, with emerging technologies and a growing number of projects all over the world. Renewable energy companies, however, must ensure compliance with applicable export control regulations to the extent that the materials, equipment and technology they produce, assemble and ship qualify as dual-use items within the meaning of EU Regulation 428/2009.…

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