Strategic International
Strategic International
Primary Contact
Mr. Derek Chen
Primary Phone
Long Business Description

Practice Areas – International Compliance

U.S. Export Controls / Economic Sanctions & Trade Embargoes / Antiboycott

As founder and principal of Strategic International, I have represented numerous U.S. and international companies on a wide range of international trade compliance requirements including matters related to export controls, economic sanctions, trade embargoes, and antiboycott restrictions. I have assisted companies in connection with U.S. government investigations and have performed government-directed audits on behalf of U.S. and international clients.

Assist and Advise Clients on Compliance

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) administered by the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

Foreign Assets Control Regulations administered by the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

Foreign Trade Regulations

Export Licenses, Classification Rulings, Protests, Commodity Jurisdiction Rulings – Assist clients by preparing various types of license applications, classifications and advisory ruling requests.

Trade Control Compliance Audits and Assessments – Conduct trade control compliance audits and assessments specific to each client.

Import/Export and Sanctions Compliance Procedures – Develop trade control compliance manuals (including EMCPs and TCPs) standard operating procedures and best practices for clients.

International Trade Compliance Training – Conduct training programs for companies across numerous industries.

Government Investigations – Prepare clients for possible future government audit/investigation of alleged export control, sanctions violations by the Office of Export Enforcement of the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance (DDTC). I advise and assist companies in making Voluntary Self Disclosures to BIS and OFAC and Voluntary Disclosures to DDTC.