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Export Due Diligence for Expansion into Chemical Markets Abroad


Product Code - EHAU03
Speaker(s): Corey L. Norton, Keller and Heckman LLP
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 As companies in the chemical industry expand overseas, their ability to succeed depends in part on whether they have obtained licenses required to export their goods, equipment, and technology to customers, subsidiaries, and joint ventures. The U.S. Department of Commerce and the U.S. Department of State administer regulations that prohibit the export of numerous chemicals and related products, equipment and technology unless the exporter first obtains a government license. These regulations also restrict the technology a company can share with its non-U.S. national scientists, engineers, and other personnel.

Failure to plan for these issues can result in substantial penalties that erode anticipated revenues. The government can even suspend the right to export altogether. In addition, when a U.S. company acquires a chemical company, the buyer cannot accurately value the assets for sale without knowing whether the seller has complied with chemical export control requirements.

In this 90-minute webinar, Corey L. Norton of Keller and Heckman LLP will cover the export control due diligence that is required in the daily operations of chemical industry companies as well as the appropriate export control due diligence for buying a chemical company. The webinar is designed to help management and other compliance personnel identify:

  • Chemicals and related products, equipment, and technologies that are subject to export control restrictions
  • Types of domestic and foreign transactions that can be restricted and whether a particular transaction requires a license
  • Export licensing options and considerations
  • Possible penalties and options for responding to violations
  • Similarities between export controls in the United States and other countries
  • Best practices for day-to-day compliance
  • Approaches to reviewing export compliance in acquisitions

Register easily and securely to reserve your space now for Bloomberg BNA's upcoming EHS Webinar and get a $75 discount as a Bloomberg BNA subscriber! Or, call 800-372-1033, menu Option 6, submenu Option 1, and refer to the date and title of this conference. Lines are open from 8:30 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. ET, excluding most federal holidays.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear a lively, dynamic presentation. Not only are EHS Webinars an excellent way for you to stay current, with Bloomberg BNA you also get:

  • Quality. Count on it. Nothing is canned.
  • Objectivity. Bloomberg BNA provides you with the best and most objective information. Unlike other companies, we don’t use our Webinars as a forum to sell outside solutions.
  • Affordability. EHS Webinars are inexpensive compared to the cost of travel to attend a conference. Plus, you may use a speakerphone and invite as many of your colleagues as you want to listen in—all for the price of a single registration.
  • Convenience. No airlines. No travel. No time out of the office.

In addition, you’ll receive:

  • Personal attention. Once you’ve registered, send your questions in advance to annebrown@bna.com and they’ll be included in the program. You’ll also have a chance to ask your questions during the Webinar.
  • Follow-up materials. You need no materials upfront to follow along to our live conference. But Bloomberg BNA always issues a follow-up e-mail with contact information for our speakers as well as other materials related to the topic.
  • CLE credits will be available for this EHS Webinar.

Corey L. Norton, Keller and Heckman LLP

 Corey Norton
Corey L. Norton is an export control and import compliance attorney with Keller and Heckman LLP in Washington, D.C. His law firm specializes in all aspects of compliance with chemical control regulations. With respect to exports in particular, Corey provides assistance in determining whether export licenses are required for transactions and technology transfers, drafting license applications, drafting and resolving voluntary disclosures, and conducting international trade due diligence in acquisitions. He also provides training and drafts policies and procedures in these areas. Corey is a vice-chair of the American Bar Association's Committee on Export Controls and Economic Sanctions and a member of the American Association of Exporters and Importers Export Compliance Committee.