Export Control Law

We at Radlo & Su have decades of experience in dealing with U.S export control law, and are committed to providing quality legal services at reasonable rates. We routinely assist clients via export control work, with emphasis on encryption items and I-129 petitions for foreign national workers.

What is Export Control Law?

Prior to 1995, the U.S. government maintained very strict regulation of the export of encryption items, hindering the development of online commerce and related international commerce. While these regulations have been relaxed since 1995, the U.S. Commerce Department, the U.S. State Department, and other government agencies still administer a complex set of regulations pertaining to the export of military sensitive and dual use technologies, including encryption items, which have played a key role in establishing and enabling online commerce.  Violation of these regulations entails severe civil, criminal, and administrative (loss of export privileges) penalties.  

We at Radlo & Su assist companies in complying with regulations pertaining to export control in all areas of technology, and thus avoiding penalties. This often entails just documenting the reasons that the regulations are being complied with, but can also involve petitioning the government for a license.

Export Control and the H1-B Visa Program

One area in which the government has applied its export control regulations is in the H1-B visa program. For the past few years, the government has required that companies attempting to bring on an H1-B employee must certify that no export control regulation will be violated in providing technical data to the H1-B employee (a foreign national), pursuant to the “deemed export” rule. Thus, many human resources managers rely on Radlo & Su to investigate these types of issues, and to provide export control clearance where appropriate.

Consult With a Knowledgeable Export Control Law Attorney

We at Radlo & Su are here to help. Export control law is a complex area of law, one that can carry heavy ramifications and penalties if not strictly adhered to. For all matters involving U.S export control law, rely on the trusted team at Radlo & Su. Call us today to schedule a free initial consultation.