Export Control Consulting
Avant is a trade compliance consulting firm based in Denver, CO USA. We help companies across the globe comply with complex export controls such as the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). We use a process-based methodology to help clients close compliance gaps, limit liability, and ultimately realize the strategic advantage that comes with a world-class trade compliance program.
Export Consulting Services
An assessment provides organizations with a clear picture of the current state of their export compliance program. Using our process-based methodology, Avant will identify broken processes and regulatory deficiencies, generate corrective actions, and provide recommendations on key compliance activities
Government regulations demand that export documentation is accurate and up-to-date, so an audit is often a necessary step to provide an in-depth and thorough transaction review of your compliance program. We’ll audit export documents against regulatory requirements, relevant corporate requirements, and industry best practices then provide you with a detailed audit report including specific corrective actions
We provide export compliance training tailored to your requirements and presented either in-person or via the web. Let us teach you how to apply for the right license, apply for your company's Encryption Registration Number, or determine the jurisdiction of your parts and components
Pre-Acquisition Due Diligence
Liability for export violations is transferred to the successor; therefore it’s essential that a target’s export compliance program is reviewed before the completion of any merger or acquisition. We’ll jump into the war room, quickly review documents and report back with any outstanding compliance liability we uncover
If your organization lacks the in-house resources or expertise to keep your compliance program on track, Avant will provide ongoing, direct support including Jurisdiction Determination, Classification, Export License Application, Voluntary Disclosure Preparation and more
We create and tailor export compliance material to meet your organization’s needs, including drafting Export Compliance Manuals, Process and Procedure Documents, Corporate Policy Statements, Technology Control Plans, etc.
June 2015 Updates to The Searchable CCL
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Proposed Rules for USML XIV and XVIII Published
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Proposed Revisions to ITAR & EAR Definitions
DDTC and BIS have issued their respective proposed rules on "harmonizing" the definitions in the ITAR and EAR. Although there… Read More
John has extensive expertise in both U.S. and international export controls. Specific areas of strength include jurisdiction determination, classification, and encryption controls.
Prior to founding Avant, John spent eight years with JPMorgan’s Trade Management Consulting group (fka Vastera), where he was a Vice President based in Colorado, Washington DC, and Singapore.
Audit & Improve
One size does not fit all when it comes to compliance programs.
Avant will assess your organization, document business processes, develop a tailored compliance program based on the outcome of the assessment, then guide your organization through the implementation phase.