More than ever, companies, governmental agencies, academic and public institutions, whether they be exporters or simple users must:
- take into account the many complex and constantly evolving laws and regulations, some of which are extraterritorial in nature
- integrate them into their globalized activities and value chains
- optimize their organization and manage the reputational, financial and penal risks of their companies, and also to their managers, employees and partners.
For certain sectors, addressing such risks requires ensuring that companies do not participate in military, chemical, bacteriological or nuclear proliferation, but addressing the international trade compliance risks also involves:
- preventing corruption, money laundering and the financing of terrorism
- performing effective export control over dual-use goods and technologies, in the context of rapidly evolving regulatory environment
- knowing the identity of your end-users and end-uses of your products
- understanding the strict application of economic sanctions against persons (legal and natural) and countries under embargo
- having a mastery of the relationship between your stakeholders and the relevant NGOs.