Avant International LLC

Export Compliance Consulting

Export compliance is an essential piece of the supply chain and non-compliance with government regulations can have serious consequences for your organization.

We can help you determine which controls apply to your business, design and implement a compliance program, provide guidance on difficult compliance issues, and more.

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  • March 27, 2015 - Schlumberger Pleads Guilty, Pays $232.7M Criminal Fine - As announced by the US Department of Justice onWednesday,Schlumberger Oilfield Holdings Ltd. agreed to plead guilty and pay over $232.7 million for violating US sanctions by facilitating trade with Iran and Sudan. - The plea agreement also includes... More →
  • March 27, 2015 - PayPal Fined $7.7M by OFAC for "Inadequate" Screening - On Wednesday, The U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) announced a $7,658,300 settlement with PayPal, Inc. (PayPal) to settle potential civil liability for 486 apparent violations of the: - Weapons of Mass... More →
  • March 25, 2015 - DTrade Form Viewer and Firefox Incompatibility - This is a post intended tohelp out others who may have run into errors during the installation or post-installation running of the DTrade IBM Forms Viewer (the IBM Forms Viewer - latest version from DDTC is here). If you're seeing errors... More →
  • February 17, 2015 - New Updates to The Searchable CCL™ - A new and improved version of The Searchable CCL™ is now available. This new version is up to date as of February 12, 2015 and includes the recently introduced ECCN 3A611 for military electronics. We've also overhauled formatting throughout the... More →
  • December 18, 2014 - EU Dual-Use List Receives Major Update - TheEuropean Commission has made some long overdue changes tothe EU control list of Dual-Use Items (Annex I to Council Regulation (EC) No 428/2009) in order to incorporate changes from multilateral regime meetings held in2011-2013. The newly updated... More →
  • December 17, 2014 - Expansion of Microprocessor Military End-Use and End-User Controls - Today BIS announced an expansion of the military end-user/end-use rules under § 744.17 of the EAR.Chiefly, this expansion deals withanew combination item/end-use based license requirement for allmicroprocessors having a processingspeed of 5 GFLOPS... More →
  • July 24, 2014 - ECR - Final Rules for Military Electronics Published - On July 1, 2014 the Departments ofState and Commerce published their respective rules for amending the ITAR and EAR for control of military electronic equipment and other items the President determines no longer warrant control under the United... More →
  • August 26, 2013 - New ITAR Brokering Rule! - Today DDTC published an interim final rule amending the brokering regulations under ITAR Part 129. This rule is effective October 25, 2013 and interested parties may submit comments by October 10, 2013. Key changes include: - Clarification of... More →
  • August 7, 2013 - Revision of USML Categories VI, VII, XIII, and XX - On July 8, 2013 the Department of Commerce and Department of State published their respective final rules for initial implementation of the following Categories. These various ITAR and EAR amendments are effective January 6, 2014. - VI - surface... More →
  • June 21, 2013 - Colorado Space Industry Open Comment Forum - Avant Managing Partner and DEC member John Anderson will be speaking about export control reform and its impact on the Colorado space industry at the open comment forum mentioned below. If you or your organization are impacted by the revised export... More →
  • May 24, 2013 - Revision of USML Category XV - Proposed Rule - The long-awaited proposed rule regarding the revision of U.S. Munitions List Category XV (spacecraft) and definition of “Defense Service”is in today's Federal Register notice! - The notice can be found here and states that thecomment period ends... More →
  • April 17, 2013 - Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform! - Despite all the naysayers and skepticism when the effort first began back in 2009, the initial implementation of export control reform is upon us! - Yesterday theDepartment of Commerce and Department of State published their respective final rules... More →
  • November 8, 2012 - Fall Update to The Searchable CCL - Holiday Greetings from Avant International! - Based on numerous requests, we've created yet another new and improved version of The Searchable CCL. This new version of The Searchable CCL is up to date as of November 1, 2012 and includes the most... More →
  • October 2, 2012 - Rocky Mountain Export Compliance and Enforcement Forum - October 17, 2012 at 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM Networking reception to follow from 4:30 - 7:00 PMHolland & Hart LLP, 555 Seventeenth Street, Suite 3200, Denver CO 80202-3979 - Join us at the Rocky Mountain Export Compliance and Enforcement Forumfor all... More →
  • September 10, 2012 - Avant Welcomes Matt Cunningham as Senior Consultant - September 10, 2012 (Broomfield, Colo.) – Avant International LLC, the leader in world-class export compliance solutions, is proud to announce Matt Cunningham as its newest Senior Consultant. Matt brings more than ten years of leadership and export... More →
  • March 22, 2012 - March Update to The Searchable CCL - Based on numerous requests, we've created yet another new and improved version of The Searchable CCL. This new version of The Searchable CCL is up to date as of March 20, 2012 and includes even better formatting than the last one. Enjoy! -... More →
  • February 14, 2012 - BIS posts public comments re retrospective regulatory review - Image via Wikipedia - The Bureau of Industry and Security has posted a PDF portfolio of comments it received in response to the review conducted pursuant to Executive Order 13653. This retrospective review covers portions of the Export... More →
  • August 10, 2011 - BIS Update 2011 Presentations Now Available - If you were unable to attend the BIS Update conference this year or just want to view some of the sessions you weren't able to get to, BIS has now posted the presentations online for all to access. - Visit theUpdate 2011 Conference Video Index Page... More →
  • June 3, 2011 - New Updates to The Searchable CCL - Based on numerous requests, we've created a new and updated version of The Searchable CCL to kick off the summer! This new version of the document is up to date as of June 2, 2011 and includes all of the revisions from the December 2010 Wassenaar... More →
  • March 22, 2011 - Revised I-129 Form Requires Export Compliance - On February 20, 2011 it will be mandatory for petitioners seeking H-1B, H-1B1, L-1 or O-1A visas for Nonimmigrant Workers to certify they have reviewed US export control regulations and determine if export authorization is required, prior to... More →

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