Barnes/Richardson provides practical and effective assistance in the development and implementation of Export Management Systems to allow global traders to engage in the transfer of products and information across borders confident that they are in compliance with the law with regard to exports, re-exports and deemed exports. In doing so, we examine process flows to eliminate complexity and waste, strengthen knowledge and management decision-making in day-to-day operations, and conduct internal staff training to assist in maintaining complex compliance initiatives once the Export Management System is in place.

Whether the jurisdiction for a particular transaction is properly with the Bureau of Export Administration of the Commerce Department, the State Department or the Office of Foreign Assets Control of the Treasury Department, Barnes/Richardson can quickly and effectively analyze proposed transactions and apply the laws and regulations to determine whether a license is required. If so, we can present the matter to the agency concerned in such a way that the license is granted as quickly and efficiently as possible. In addition, Barnes/Richardson will advise on the scope of the license and the proper application of the license so that the exporter is clear as to its privileges and responsibilities.

The embargo regulations of the Office of Foreign Assets Control are complex and subject to continual change. Further, the agency provides little guidance in the way of published opinions or rulings. Multinationals operating in this environment are often unsure of the course they must take in order to remain in compliance with U.S. law while not unnecessarily bypassing legally allowable business activity. Barnes/Richardson is able to draw upon its experience in these situations to provide sound and practical guidance.

Investigations and Enforcement
Barnes/Richardson is prepared to assist should the client receive a summons, subpoena or otherwise be the subject of a civil or criminal investigation. Such investigations are becoming more common and an ever more important tool of the government to ensure export compliance. At such times, expert and experienced counsel is essential. Barnes/Richardson fills that role.

May 10, 2019
CBP Clarifies Effective Date for 301 Duty Increase
March 6, 2019
U.S. to Revoke GSP for Turkey and India
October 2, 2018
USTR Releases Fact Sheets about USMC Trade Agreement
September 25, 2018
ACE Deployment, Switch to National Broker Permit, Scheduled for August 2019
September 25
China Imposes Another Round of Retaliatory Tariffs
September 20, 2018
China 301 List 1 and 2 Exclusion Deadlines are Fast Approaching
September 14, 2018
Trump Signs Miscellaneous Tariff Bill
May 3, 2018
Argentina Agrees to Export Quotas, Avoids Section 232 Tariffs
April 26, 2017
CBP Announces New GSP Refund Process, Special Section 232-Related Procedures
April 5, 2018
Chinese Government Requests WTO Consultations for Section 301 Tariffs
April 4, 2018
Chinese Government Files Retaliatory Tariff Notice with WTO, Promises Additional Ag and Automotive Tariffs
April 4, 2018
USTR to Accept Petitions Regarding GSP Modification
March 29, 2018
KORUS Agreement Reached: Autos, Pharmaceuticals, Currency the Focus of Planned Amendments
November 28, 2017
Banco Bilbao Banks with Blockchain
July 20, 2016
First Round of NAFTA Talks Scheduled: Negotiation Objectives Include ROOs, ISDS, Labor and Environment Standards
July 5, 2017
U.S. - U.K. Bilateral FTA Talks Scheduled for July
June 15, 2017
U.S. and China Finalize Beef Agreement, 13 Year Import Ban Lifted
June 15, 2017
GAO: CBP Needs More Staff, Better Hiring Plans to Ensure Effective Enforcement
May 18, 2017
President Trump Starts NAFTA Modification Process
May 16, 2017
USDA Plans Reorganization; Undersecretary for Trade Office Created
May 10, 2017
International Trade Commission Institutes Second and Third Parts of Digital Trade Investigation
March 24, 2017
Ways & Means Chair Calls Border Adjustment Tax a "Given", Treasury Sec'y Seeks to Reassure U.S. Retail, Importers
February 22, 2017
WTO Trade Facilitation Agreement Enters into Force
February 21, 2017
Sen. Graham, Other Republican Senators, and Retail Industry Voice Doubts About Ryan's "Better Way" Tax Plan
February 14, 2017
President Trump, Prime Minister Trudeau Meet to Discuss Potential NAFTA Modifications
February 9, 2017
GAO Report; Customs Not Able to Validate Benefits to C-TPAT Participants
February 2, 2017
White House Indicates All Trade Deals to Be Reviewed
February 2, 2017
Presidential Memorandum Calls for Regulatory Freeze Until March 21st
January 19, 2017
Presidential Authority over Trade
January 19, 2017
The National Trade Council
January 20, 2016
Update on Iran Sanctions
July 15, 2015
The Iran Nuclear Deal: Sanctions Relief Ahead
May 6, 2015
Export Duties Removed on Rare Earth Metals from China
March 3, 2015
New Executive Action: Made in Rural America
February 23, 2015
West Coast Operators and Dockworkers Reach Resolution to Contract Dispute
February 2, 2015
The Senate Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Development Passes the Nuclear Weapon Free Iran Act of 2015
January 29, 2015
House Passes LNG Bill
January 16, 2015
U.S. Works to Open Relations with Cuba
January 15, 2015
Senator McCain Proposes to Repeal the Jones Act
January 13, 2015
30 Countries Ban U.S. Poultry Products Due to Bird Flu
January 12, 2015
Petroleos Mexicanos Crude Oil Proposal to DOC
January 5, 2015
2015 Harmonized Tariff Schedule
December 18, 2014
President Obama Opens Political and Economic Relations with Cuba
December 15, 2014
ITA Fails to Meet Deadline
November 18, 2014
Brussels Report on Restrictive Trade Measures
November 17, 2014
LNG Exports to Non-FTA Countries
November 13, 2014
U.S. and China Agree on Expansion of the ITA
March 18, 2019
Chicago Partner Lawrence M. Friedman to Speak on How to Prepare for and Conduct Your Import Internal Risk Assessment
March 29, 2019
ITCC Import Export Workshop: When You Disagree with Customs...
May 4, 2017
BRC Partner Lawrence Friedman to Speak at Upcoming PERT Event
March 3, 2017
Brian F. Walsh Addresses Trump Administration Trade Policies at the Meritas Asian Regional Meeting in Singapore
March 2, 2017
David G. Forgue to Participate in Georgetown International Trade Update
January 20, 2016
Update on Iran Sanction Relief and What it Really Means
May 12, 2015
Partner Helena Sullivan Speaks at New York City Bar Association on OFAC Compliance
February 10, 2015
From Moveable Type to Home Manufacturing in Five Easy Centuries: Some Trade Implications of 3D Printing
By: David G. Forgue
January 20, 2015
Helena Sullivan Writes on Ukraine Sanctions
October 24, 2014
Forgue Speaks on Nearshoring, Reshoring, and Their Trade Compliance Challenges
April 01, 2014
BRC Partner David Forgue Speaks at ITCC Workshop
Jan. 16, 2014
BRC Attorney to Conduct Webinar for the Department of Commerce
November 06, 2013
BRC Partners to Speak at Upcoming ITCC Workshop
September 20, 2013
Barnes/Richardson Partner Cortney O’Toole Morgan to Speak at ACI’s U.S. Customs Compliance Boot Camp
September 10, 2012
Barnes/Richardson Partner to Speak at Upcoming Trade and Transportation Events
February 4, 2011
COMPLIANCE UPDATE: New Immigration Form I-129 Requires Certification of Deemed Export Compliance for H, L and O Petitions for Nonimmigrant Foreign Workers
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
January 4, 2011
FTZ Board Proposes Significant Revisions to Foreign Trade Zones Regulations
October 25, 2010
EU Country of Origin Marking
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
January 9, 2009
Increased Penalties for Violations of Census’ Foreign Trade Regulations Begins Feb. 1
August 29, 2008
Indictment Reinforces Importance Under the Export Laws of Preventing Unlawful Releases of Technical Data to Foreign Nationals
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
July 24, 2008
DoD Issues Interim Rule and Request for Comments Concerning Additional Requirements for Contracts Involving Export-Controlled Items
June 5, 2008
EXPORT ALERT: Census Issues Final Rule Mandating Electronic Filing
April 24, 2008
House Bill Proposes Changes to AES to Prevent Prohibited Exports
April 18, 2008
BIS Discusses Penalty Mitigation Principles
March 26, 2008
A Practical Guide to REACH - The EU Chemical Classification System
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
January 22, 2008
Cosmetics, Drugs and Labels
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
January 14, 2008
The Role of Trade in the 2008 Elections
By: Lawrence M. Friedman
October 12, 2007
BIS Increases IEEPA Penalties for Export Violations
June 21, 2007
BIS Final Rule Revises Export Policy for China
Apr. 24, 2007
A Practice Guide to REACH - The EU Chemical Classification System
By: Frederic D. Van Arnam, Jr.
July 14, 2005
Prudence a Necessity on Export Control Issues—The Boeing Case
March 10, 2004
The U.S.-Singapore Free-Trade Agreement
March 2, 2004
Conducting a Legal Compliance Review for Import and Export Activity in the Context of a Potential Merger or Acquisition
By: Sandra Liss Friedman
January 1, 2003
Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Finds That the Export Administration Regulations as Applied to the Export of Encryption Technology Runs Afoul of the 1st Amendment
January 1, 2003
Export Update
January 2003
Court Upholds HMT Time Limit
January 1, 2003
Chemical Weapons Convention Interim Regulations
November 26, 2001
Update on Harbor Maintenance Tax