Since 2013, Goforth Trade Advisors has been engaged by a wide range of organizations to provide strategic solutions to resolve critical and sensitive export control 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 major U.S. defense company on its 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.
- 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.