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Restricted party screening checks your addresses against the binding published restricted party lists. Safely and automatically. Better too much than too little when it comes to running automated batch screenings of your master data. The AEB
compliance solutions give you a lot of options when it comes to setting up batch screenings. You can run nightly checks of all your master data, for example. You can also check individual addresses through online queries.
The free online demo gives you all the information you need for reliable restricted party screening.
Iraq, Iran, Syria, Libya, Tunisia, North Korea, Ivory Coast, Congo, Sudan, ... What goods am I actually allowed to send to which country and which restrictions apply in the case of a total, partial, and arms embargo? The sheer number of laws and regulations make for a labyrinth that is difficult to navigate – and not just for the uninitiated. An IT solution for export controls can be an important tool to ensure that each shipment is checked for compliance with export control regulations.
If you’re planning to ship to Iran, you’re probably already aware that the shipment may be critical. Iran is subject to an arms embargo and a series of other bans and restrictions to which businesses must adhere. But how about other critical countries?
Arms shipments to Iraq are prohibited, for example, while North Korea is blocked from receiving luxury items.
The scope and content of the embargoes vary and, depending on the country, may include various bans and restrictions.
AEB compliance solutions begin by checking whether any embargoes are in place for the countries of the buyer and consignee as well as the destination country. The automated check draws upon all relevant laws and regulations, whether national law, EU law, or the resolutions of international organizations (UN, OSCE, etc.). All the information can then be found in detail in the screening results.
The AEB white paper "The Five Most Common Myths about Export Controls" provides important background information on export controls, dual-use goods, restricted party screening, EU law, and US regulations.
Most export control rules involve assessing, classifying, and monitoring goods. Determining whether a commodity is subject to licensing requirements means scrutinizing the product master. The trusty toolkit for all export officers: the index of commodities, the domestic EU dual-use list, and the annexes of the EU Dual-Use Regulation.
But finding the right EU dual-use number or US-ECCN is only half of the screening task. You also need to look at the country of consignee and country of destination to determine whether any restrictions apply. Basic rule: You need a license to export listed goods outside the EU. But
what about the national variances, the so-called 900 numbers? And when do I need a license for transfers within the EU?
The task becomes even more difficult when checking license requirements under US re-export laws. Here, the existence of an ECCN alone doesn’t mean anything at all. Only after you determine the “reason for control” in conjunction with the “Commerce Country Chart” do you know whether a US export license is required – for example, to ship from Germany to Austria. Possibly even in addition to the existing German export license. Another possibility: Your export is free of licensing requirements under DE/EU law, but you still need a US license.
There may be additional licensing requirements relating to a critical end-use of the shipped goods. A critical end-use means the goods are used in conjunction with chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons, including missile technology, nuclear facilities, or in a military context. This may result in licensing requirements for components that are not on the EU dual-use list. The special end-uses subject to licensing are set forth in Article 4 of the EU Dual-Use Regulation.
Window washer motors, O-rings, injection nozzles – seemingly harmless goods could potentially be used in weapons or nuclear facilities. Dual-use goods - goods that can be used for both civilian and military purposes - are listed in Annex I of the EC Dual-Use Regulation.
The AEB poster "First Aid for Export Controls" gives an overview of the most relevant export control regulations.
Export controls in the US are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), among other regulations. Dual-use goods are listed in the Commerce Control List (CCL), which is part of the EAR.
If a transaction falls under the EAR and the goods have an Export Control Classification Number (ECCN), consult the Commerce Country Chart (CCC) to learn whether you need a license to ship to a particular country. It doesn’t matter whether it is an export from the US or a re-export from one foreign country to another.
One of the greatest challenges for re-exporters who trade in US goods and also produce their own goods with US components is the so-called “de minimis” calculation, used to determine the percentage of regulated components of US origin in the product to be exported.
If the share of US components is above 10% of the value (for embargo countries) or 25% (other countries), the goods must be classified and the transaction must undergo an export control check.
The Export Controls US-EAR module lets businesses automatically check their export transactions as follows:
The License Management module manages the licenses used for export controls. A distinction is made between general licenses, collective authorizations, and individual authorizations. General licenses and collective
authorizations do not relate to individual business transactions but, depending on the specific national legal parameters, apply to multiple or even distinct types of business transactions. Such licenses must therefore be checked automatically and assigned for all checks. Any volume quotas and validity periods are monitored. An important component of license management is the verification of all individual transactions processed using a particular license. Application processes and electronic usage lists for the authorities are also supported.