Since 2013, Goforth Trade Advisors has been engaged by more than 200 companies, from defense primes to startup businesses, to provide strategic solutions to resolve critical and sensitive export control, sanctions and CFIUS matters, which have included:
- Designed a scalable, high-confidence, enterprise-wide jurisdiction and classification system (including policies and procedures) for a major defense prime with multiple business units that can address previous and future regulatory requirements.
- Advised a number of U.S. defense companies on their compliance with consent agreement requirements and engagement with managing and negotiating the terms with the government.
- Guided mid-size materials company through a government investigation regarding unauthorized exports of sensitive products that included designing a full compliance program and led to the investigation being closed without action.
- Advised aerospace and emerging technology companies on matters involving the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS) to identify any critical technologies, determine whether to file a declaration or notice, and overcoming government concerns by anticipating likely objections.
- Successfully appealed commodity jurisdiction determinations that transferred items from the U.S. Munitions List to being determined as EAR99 on a range of hardware and software items that expanded the market for those products.
- Led multiple large-scale (10,000+ items) jurisdiction and classification assessments of hardware, services, software, and data to assist major law firms in internal and government investigations of potential violations of the ITAR and EAR.
- Successfully advised aerospace company on navigating Defense Department technology release concerns of a major international aircraft development program to lift restrictions that limited the ability of the U.S. company to participate.
- Assisted French defense company on an internal investigation covering the potential violations of the ITAR and EAR for the re-export of U.S. origin items.
- Provided OFAC sanctions review support for hundreds of transactions for a large defense and commercial company that involved high-risk destinations.
- Conducted several secondary audits for consent agreements under the ITAR to assist in their ongoing compliance efforts to address export control requirements.
- Successfully assisted a Turkish defense company to obtain retransfer and reexport approval for U.S. items incorporated within aircraft to several countries.
- Provided trial support for law firms defending AECA violations where the charges were dropped by the U.S. Department of Justice.
- Sought advisory opinions on behalf of clients regarding the handling of U.S. persons employed abroad and the disposition of transitioned items under FMS programs.