Practice areas

Below, our main though not exclusive areas of expertise and experience.

Export Control

Our skills

Custax & Legal supports companies at every stage of the life cycle of their goods:

Compliance by design

  • Classification of goods
    • Tangible and intangible goods (information, technical assistance)
    • Military equipment
    • Dual Use goods
    • Encryption
    • Understanding and taking into account foreign export controls: United Kingdom (Strategic Export Control Lists) or extraterritorial: United States (ITAR and EAR regulations)
  • Drafting and implementation of Internal Procedures adapted to the company: Internal Compliance Program (ICP), operating procedures, archiving system to be set up…
  • Training and cross-disciplinary involvement of all the functions of the company (“breaking down silos”) and definition of the roles and responsibilities of each in the internal procedures
  • Drafting or adaptation of contracts to take into account the risks associated with export control risks

Asset management

  • Opportunity studies and risk assessment with regard to embargoes and economic and international sanctions in force (help in the choice of a screening tools for legal or natural persons)
  • Assistance in obtaining licenses or authorizations and support for the procedures to be carried out with the competent authorities in France (DGA, SBDU, MinINT, ANSSI), United Kingdom (ECJU) and in the United States (Dpts. of State, Commerce and Treasury)
  • Assistance in the management of the flow of goods or after-sales (repair) which can be supplemented by assistance in customs law and engineering (use of inward or outward processing regime for the repair)

Consulting, audit and training

  • Regulatory monitoring
  • Audit: risk mapping, analysis of supply chains and distribution chains and assessment of procedures in place
  • Training, methods and practical exercises

Assistance and advice in the context of checks carried out by the authorities

  • Military & Dual Use relevant authorities
  • Customs
  • Criminal

Our experience

As the French member of the international network “TTA” (Trusted Trade Alliance), Custax & Legal offers a solution adapted to the needs of its clients thanks to a multidisciplinary team of lawyers and expert engineers able to intervene anywhere in the world.

  • Awareness and training delivered for French International Chambers of Commerce
  • One day of export control awareness training for a German food manufacturer
  • Assistance with the classification and “declassification” (military & dual-use) of goods for French companies in the aeronautics sector
  • Assistance to French and UK companies in the management of their export control procedures in the BREXIT context
  • Assistance to a French company in obtaining export licences for goods subject to the “catch-all” clause
  • Advising a French company in the oil & gas sector in assessing the risks attached to the sanctions regimes imposed against Russia
  • Training and advice in export control from a leading French company in the field of nanotechnology
  • Assistance to a company established outside the EU for the transfer of controlled information to France
  • Training and assistance in setting up an internal compliance program for an agri-food company based in France and Germany

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