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Export controls

Indirect tax

Deloitte's Global Trade Advisory specialists around the world can help businesses establish an international business strategy designed to manage costs and global trade regulatory requirements while leveraging innovative technology solutions.

Export controls are regulations designed to support national and international security measures. These restrictions apply not only to armed forces related items but also dual-use items, including goods, software and technology widely used outside the defence sector in industries such as telecommunications, aerospace, life sciences, oil and gas, nuclear energy, chemicals and manufacturing.

Deloitte’s network of export controls specialists has a strong reputation for providing high-quality service, with expertise in US, EU wide and EU Member State-specific and other jurisdictions’ national export control regulations. Deloitte’s network comprises lawyers, ex-government officials, industry experts and consultants, experienced in global trade compliance including reviewing, developing and helping implement global export compliance programmes applying cutting-edge methodologies.

Our services include:

Trade compliance and assessments or reviews

  • Develop effective global trade compliance assessment programmes
  • Perform detailed compliance assessments
  • Conduct export control investigations

Merger and acquisition services

  • Conduct global export controls and customs compliance pre- and post merger/acquisition due diligence
  • Provide support with post-merger/acquisition disclosures and remediation activities
  • Provide post-merger/acquisition integration support

Compliance reviews (risk assessments and investigations)

Compliance programme development (training, organisational design, policy and procedures) 

  • Support internal compliance programme design
  • Advise on global trade compliance organisational structure
  • Draft global customs and export control regulations technical manuals
  • Develop tailored standard operating procedures
  • Value Chain Alignment (VCA)
  • Paradigm shift

Global trade compliance human capital review

  • Review current global trade organisational structure and resourcing levels from an export controls perspective
  • Assess resourcing needs based on qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of business requirements and estimated workloads

Global trade compliance training

  • Design and implement training programmes for organisations
  • Develop and provide multi-jurisdictional export controls and customs regulations training
  • Indirect Tax eLearning: Develop online training courses on multi-jurisdictional export controls and customs regulations
  • Paradigm shift

Global trade automation

Tax Enabled ERP focusing on:

  • Support trade management solution vendor selection
  • Support implementation of SAP Global Trade Services, Oracle Global Trade Management and similar solutions
  • Support global trade software functionality benchmarking and fit-gap assessments
  • Provide and implement automated compliance tools

Export classification and licensing support  

  • Conduct mass export control classification support services focussed on all relevant jurisdictions
  • Develop and implement export compliance policies, procedures and governance
  • Provide global customs classification support and advisory services

Government relations support

  • Support with engaging/liaising with government authorities; both export control and customs
  • Support with government audits

Advisory services

  • Ad-hoc export control, customs and sanctions advisory services in relation to specific transactions