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How Enterprises Can Comply with Export Control Regulations Using NextLabs Solutions

International enterprises need to securely protect information and comply with Export Control Regulations. Export controls govern the information that cannot be shared with international suppliers without first obtaining a license or approval. This limits the sensitive data transferred to foreign countries or representatives, with the goal of protecting national security and implementing foreign policies. 

Within the United States, common export control regulations include the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). ITAR governs all defense-related operations to safeguard national security and EAR covers commercial and dual-use technologies. Organizations must also ensure they comply with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which governs economic and trade sanctions.  Other countries have their own export regulations, such as Germany’s BAFA and the UK Export Control Act.  Failure to comply with export control regulations can result in loss of export privileges, millions of dollars in fines, jail time, and more. 

Importance of Export Controls Compliance

Export compliance is not only a legal requirement to do business internationally, but also a key part of protection for national security and foreign policies. For example, EAR is responsible for the regulation of export items that relate to weapons of mass destruction, human rights abuses, and/or terrorist activities. Export control regulations govern almost any technology that could have a military application. NextLabs solutions allow enterprises to control and audit the sharing of technical data while complying with Export Control Regulations, ensuring sensitive information is protected from being mishandled or misused.  

The more international an organization’s operations are the more important compliance with Export Control regulations. Non-compliance with export controls runs the risk of penalties or jail time. Not only can enterprises face hefty fines, but these violations can also lead to the suspension of a company’s export privileges, preventing businesses from operating internationally.  

NextLabs Solutions

NextLabs products and technologies enable enterprises to comply with export control regulations. These solutions include applications that provide best practice policy libraries and reports that are required for showing export compliance, ensuring enterprises are compliant with applicable export control regulations. 

These solutions also provide enterprises with the ability to control and audit Deemed Exports of Technical Data by applying policies across servers, applications, and workstations where technical data is managed and stored. 

NextLabs’ Export Control for Technical Data protects sensitive data within enterprises to ensure appropriate handling of technical data that is in line with regulatory requirements.  

NextLabs’ Export Compliance Solution Features:

With NextLabs’ Technical Data Export Compliance Solutions, enterprises can keep track of their data, who has access to it, and who has received it by applying policies across servers, applications, and workstations where technical data is managed and stored.  This prevents any Conflict of Interest or Improper Disclosure of Technical Data. This allows technical data to be controlled even when it is accessed remotely. 

NextLabs’ solutions enable enterprises to ensure they are in compliance with ITAR, EAR, Export License Authorization, German BAFA, UK Export Control Act Regulations, ACECA, and Export Enforcement (EE), protecting them from penalties and fines, all while simplifying and reducing the cost of Export Compliance Reporting and Audits. 

NextLabs’ Export Compliance Solutions provides a broad range of benefits to support enterprises, such as: 

  • Minimizing the Risk of Inappropriate Disclosure/Deemed Export 
  • Automating Export Control Policies and Procedures to follow export regulations 
  • Enabling Dual-Use Operations 
  • Simplifying Users on Policies and Best Practices for Protecting Technical Data 

For more information on Export Compliance and Export Controls, please view our Electronic Export Compliance White Paper.

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