Compliance, or non-compliance, is not an abstract concept; you are compliant or non-compliant in relation to the population of items in your business that are subject to controls, under whatever jurisdiction(s) apply.
It follows that the first and in many ways the most important step in establishing your compliance programme is a thorough, documented classification exercise.
Governments are not adequately resourced to provide large-scale classification support to companies and encourage self-classification for precisely this reason. A professionally conducted and documented classification exercise demonstrates due diligence by your business in establishing the foundation of an effective compliance programme and forms the basis for maximising the efficiency of that programme in the future.
Export Control Classification/Rating Advice
David Hayes Export Controls has provided classification (or, as it was previously known in the UK 'rating') advice and support to many, diverse clients, under both UK and US regulations and covering both military and dual-use controls. In respect of dual-use controls, we have clients in each of the ten categories in the dual-use list, providing considerable breadth of experience across many industry sectors.
Our background and experience mean that we can perform classification exercises very reliably and cost effectively.
For export classification advice please contact us.