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Webinar: Site Visits, Enforcement Actions and Voluntary Disclosures - 051215

Presented by the U.S. Commercial Service

May 12, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT

Speakers: Alfredo G. Fernández

May 12, 2015
1:30 PM - 3:00 PM CDT


Alfredo Fernandez will present this webinar program as part of a series titled, International Trade Compliance Webinar Training Program, presented by the U.S. Commercial Service.  This webinar series consists of thirteen one hour to 90 minute webinars starting in early April running through late May 2015.

This presentation in the series will address:

Over the past few years, the most significant development in U.S. export control and economic sanctions enforcement has been the proliferation of vigorous administrative, civil and criminal enforcement.  While the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce, Treasury and Homeland Security have been aggressive with administrative and civil investigations and enforcement, the U.S. Department of Justice has increased its focus on criminal investigations and prosecutions which can result in lengthy terms of imprisonment, substantial fines, forfeitures, deferred prosecution agreements, and other penalties.  Administrative, civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions implicating export control violations typically involve coordinated, multi-agency investigations and enforcement.  Recent enforcement and criminal actions include a number of high-profile export control investigations and prosecutions resulting in deferred prosecution agreements.  U.S. enforcement officials have also made individual accountability a critical piece of their criminal enforcement activities, demonstrating that officers and directors, as well as employees operating in their individual capacities, who violate U.S. export control laws and regulations are being prosecuted with increased frequency.  This webinar will provide practical guidance on how to handle site visits, administrative, civil and criminal investigations and enforcement actions, and evaluating whether to voluntarily disclose potential or actual violations to the government.

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