What are the Penalties for Violating Export Control Laws and Regulations

Reidellawfirm.com | What are the Penalties for Violating Export Control Laws and Regulations

“Those vials wouldn’t happen to contain bubonic plague would they?” asked the security official. “O no sir, they are just regular diseases,” replied the college professor. Back in 2003, a teacher at Texas Tech University was subject to criminal penalties for lying about vials from Tanzania. His willful violation resulted in 2 years of prison […]

Export Restrictions to China: A Primer

Reidellawfirm.com | Export Restrictions to China: A Primer

Entrepreneurs have always desired to open up new international markets.  But trading with nations under sanctions adds red tape. In 2020, we shipped $124.5 billion worth of goods to China.  This was a 17% increase from the previous year. Since then, our business dealings with the nation have only grown. By the end of this […]

When to Get an Export License

Reidellawfirm.com | When to Get an Export License

Trading outside of the United States is exciting.   It opens you up to new markets.  But it also presents unknowns. And plenty of questions. “What are some typical criteria for obtaining an export license?” Naturally, you want to resolve doubts about how regulations might affect your business. That’s why we’ll attempt to answer your most […]

Can I Import from or Export to Cuba?

Reidellawfirm.com | Can I Import from or Export to Cuba?

Nobody wants a visit from law enforcement for an avoidable offense. As an importer or exporter dealing in foreign trade, it’s good to stay up on Cuba sanctions.  That way your business can access this market. The United States maintains limited engagement with the Cuban government. But there are exceptions to restrictive foreign affairs.  And […]

What is BIS?

Reidellawfirm.com | What is BIS?

“Our goal is to obtain advanced computing semiconductor chips. We would very much like to use this technology for military applications,” relayed the foreign visitor. “One second please Mr. Visitor,” answered the U.S. business owner. Stepping off to the side, the now confused entrepreneur whispered to his business partner. “Something seems off.” Okay, it’s usually […]

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