Export Classification & Licensing
Zisser Group provides initial evaluations of new or existing products or technologies to determine which agencies may have jurisdiction to regulate their export or transfer of related technology. We prepare and submit commodity jurisdiction (CJ) determinations and classification requests. We provide our clients evaluation of eligibility for various license exceptions based on the nature of the item or technology, the proposed end-use and the end-user.
Where a license or other permit is necessary, we have substantial experience in selecting among available licensing mechanisms (e.g., temporary or permanent import or export licenses, technical assistance agreements, manufacturing license agreements, encryption licensing arrangements, distribution agreements, etc.) and drafting applications to achieve desired flexibility for our clients. We have frequently arranged meetings with policy or technical staff at appropriate agencies to discuss license applications and assist in arranging mutually satisfactory conditions or provisos.
Our Export Controls and Economic Sanctions practice has dealt with some of the most complex and burdensome issues presented by the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), including the demanding commodity jurisdiction issues facing both commercial firms and defense contractors. Our team of experts advises clients regarding regulatory interpretation, registration requirements, licensing strategies, internal assessments and gap analysis, self-audits, disclosures, training, and process creation.
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