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Tailor ECP to your Organization's needs, contact other regulatory agencies for their compliance best practices, and download the BIS Export Compliance Guidelines.

  1. Have strong and continuous Management Commitment. In order to build and maintain an effective program senior management must:

    • Publicly support compliance policies and procedures
    • Provide sufficient resources
    • Support export compliance training and training sessions
  2. Identify and mitigate your organization’s potential vulnerabilities by conducting frequent Risk Assessments.
  3. Write and implement Export Authorization procedures on jurisdiction, classification, licensing and screening. This is vital for preventing your organization from exporting unauthorized items and possibly facing export penalties.
  4. Assign individuals roles in Record keeping and ensure procedures meet the requirements in EAR § 762.4.
  5. Require Training for all employees, including support staff, whose responsibilities relate to exports in order to keep up with changing regulations and to network with other export compliance practitioners. 
  6. Perform regular Audits to gauge how well procedures are implemented and how elements need to be augmented.
  7. Implement a program to Handle Compliance Issues, including how to prevent export violations and how to complete corrective actions when a violation is found.
  8. Whether writing an ECP for the first time or maintaining an ECP, make sure to keep the manual current and relevant to the members of your organization.

Download the Export Compliance Guidelines

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See BIS' seminar schedule for ECP training offered to assist in developing or enhancing your organization's ECP.

Have Our Specialists Review Your ECP
If you are writing an ECP for the first time or want some help updating an existing ECP, then we are here to help. Senior Export Compliance Specialists will review your ECP based on the Export Compliance Guidelines: The Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program. This is a free service but companies are limited to just one submission. Typically, ECPs will be returned to the originator within 30 calendar days.