International trade regulations affect businesses of all kinds. International markets, global supply chains, and cross-border investments face regulatory scrutiny and an increasingly complex sanctions landscape. Export controls reach products and technology, from the most sophisticated weapons systems to the simplest of consumer goods, when shipped overseas or being provided to foreign nationals in the U.S. Foley Hoag’s International Trade & National Security Group provides clients of all sizes with timely, considered, and practical counsel on a wide-range of international trade matters including those involving sanctions, export controls, anti-bribery, and national security laws.
Trade sanctions, export controls and national security laws affect more than the international shipping of goods. Rapidly evolving sanctions can impact the ability to do business with particular individuals, companies, or countries, the ability to get paid for goods or services already provided, and the flexibility to obtain or deal with international investors.
International trade regulations are ever-changing, and increasingly high-profile, posing a constant risk and challenge to companies of every size in every industry. Export control laws govern the export of every product and technology from weapons systems, medical devices, and encryption technology to pencils — these laws govern not only shipping goods and technologies overseas, but also giving access to controlled items to non-U.S. persons who are located in the U.S. Sanctions cover an increasing number of individuals, companies, and countries. And regulatory changes continue to expand the number of cross-border transactions subject to government approval. Foley Hoag’s International Trade & National Security Group offers informed, risk-based, and practical regulatory advice from our experienced team to help clients avoid compliance missteps and address those that may have already occurred.
Our lawyers have a deep understanding of the laws that govern international trade matters, including:
As frequent speakers and thought leaders on international trade and national security subjects, we have the experience and technical knowledge necessary to help clients navigate an increasingly complex global environment.
Our lawyers advise on a wide array of international trade and national security matters, including:
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