Trade Compliance Consulting

CTP provides a full suite of international trade compliance consulting services to solve clients’ challenges.

For over 20 years, CTP has worked with organizations of all sizes, from start-ups to Fortune 50 companies, to understand and address their trade compliance needs. Whether it be evaluating implications of international sanctions or restricted party designations, hiring foreign person employees, resolving red flags, advising on European Union compliance requirements, or preparing responses to U.S. government requests for information, CTP can support you.

Our regulatory experts and classification specialists have worked with exporters, contractors, and law firms to provide a full suite of trade compliance consulting services. During each engagement, CTP works with you to understand your business needs and compliance risks to correctly scale the scope of services being delivered. Our goal is to solve our clients’ compliance challenges in the most efficient and effective manner possible. Whether we are delivering long-term compliance consulting or an ad-hoc review, CTP provides clients with timely responses, practical solutions, and impeccable quality.

  • I-129 Visa Assistance

  • Import-Export Complications

  • Voluntary Self Disclosures

  • Compliance Staff Augmentation

I-129 Visa Assistance

The I-129 visa petition form requires the sponsoring company official to certify, under penalty of perjury, that there is “no risk of an export control violation.” Understandably, no one wants to sign until they know the answer. The concern involves the risk of technology transfer, what is known in export compliance terminology as a “deemed export.”

CTP has assisted in hundreds of such cases. We review the job description, the technologies involved, and the data protections available—all to determine if the foreign individual may interact with technologies that are governed by export control requirements. We also screen the applicant against the various lists maintained by the U.S. government of known or suspected bad actors. At the end of our, we will ensure that your company’s official can confidently sign the I-129 form with its warranty that there is “no risk of an export control violation.”

Supply Chain Complications

Moving parts and products across the global marketplace often requires multi-stage, multi-border transactions, all the more complicated now in this era of heightened sanctions, tariffs, and trade tension. CTP has the experience to unravel these complex challenges and provide practical advice to help you save time, hassle and money.

Whether it involves temporary exports, international repair returns, de minimis calculations, or a dozen other obscure challenges, CTP experts provide actionable guidance that can be implemented quickly to streamline your supply chain and improve your import and export compliance. Each instance is unique however, so we analyze all aspects of the situation in order to provide effective and efficient solutions, tailored to your specific needs.

Voluntary Self Disclosures

Export control violations happen. Perhaps your product classification was improper, your licensing information was inaccurate, or you inadvertently made a deemed export. However it occurred, the U.S. government understands that mistakes are possible, perhaps even inevitable in this complex, fast-moving trade environment. How you respond, however, is another matter. This is a risk management situation and the government reviewers expect you to do the right thing, that is, disclose the violation and take remedial action to ensure it doesn’t happen again.

If a potential export violation is uncovered, CTP can act as your rapid response team to minimize fines, negative publicity, or loss of export privileges. Our experts will assist you in identifying the problem, determining the underlying issue(s), and preparing a voluntary disclosure that describes the nature of the violation and lays out a remediation plan to prevent future compliance infractions. We work with you to develop a responsive disclosure with all necessary supporting documents so that government enforcement staff can easily locate the important information. This kind of clear communication and cooperation is a critical demonstration that an organization has learned from a mistake and will work to prevent others in the future.

Compliance Staff Augmentation

Compliance needs often come in waves that overwhelm a company’s available resources. Whether it’s a large classification project, a surge of license requirements, or a raft of technical documents, such uneven demands are beyond the compliance staff’s capability or current budget allocation. This is especially true for lean companies and enterprises in a cyclical business that require additional support at peak times.

Whatever the cause, we’ve seen a sharp increase in requests for temporary staffing or “surge” support for their compliance projects. They cannot take on additional full-time payroll obligations, so they come to us for trained compliance support in both the commodity classification and legal/regulatory domains. With CTP’s staff augmentation service, clients obtain instant expertise without assuming the fiscal obligation of a full-time employee.

Best Practices in Export Compliance

No matter where you start or what challenges you face, the objective is the same:

An effective and efficient compliance program that addresses your current needs, anticipates your future needs, overcomes external and internal transitions, and promotes a culture of compliance within your organization. 

It is not a finite task but an ongoing challenge.

Demonstrated Outcomes

CTP has delivered superior results to clients around the globe. Click on the images to the right to read examples of our work.

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CTP’s Contract Vehicles

CTP is on the GSA Schedule, where Government clients can easily secure CTP services.

Multiple Award Schedule (MAS)

Contract number GS-00F-175CA.

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Contract number 47QRAD20D1028.