Export controls


Export controls

Indirect tax

Effective management of global trade decisions and obligations is an important factor in a global supply chain. Today, multinational groups must integrate their customs and international trade processes into their overall business strategy and international trade operations.

Export controls are regulations designed to support national and international security measures. These restrictions apply not only to military-related items but also dual-use items, including goods, software and technology widely used outside the defense sector in industries such as telecommunications, aerospace, life sciences, oil and gas, nuclear energy, chemicals and manufacturing.

Deloitte’s network of export controls specialists has a strong reputation for providing high-quality service, with expertise in US, EU wide and EU Member State-specific and other jurisdictions’ national export control regulations. Deloitte’s network comprises lawyers, ex-government officials, industry experts and consultants, experienced in trade compliance including reviewing, developing and helping implement global export compliance programs applying cutting-edge methodologies.

  • Develop effective customs and global trade compliance assessment programs
  • Perform detailed compliance assessments
  • Conduct export control investigations


Trade compliance  assessments or reviews

  • Conduct global export controls and customs compliance pre- and post merger/acquisition due
  • Provide support with post-merger/acquisition disclosures and remediation activities
  • Provide post-merger/acquisition integration support

  • Review/benchmark global trade compliance programs
  • Strategic Indirect Tax Review (CGT)

Compliance reviews (risk assessments, and Investigations)

  • Support internal compliance program design
  • Advise on global trade compliance organizational structure
  • Draft global customs and export control regulations technical manuals
  • Develop tailored standard operating procedures
  • Business Model Optimization (CGT) [Hyperlink – NEW PAGE]

Compliance program development (training, organizational design, policy and procedures)

  • Review current  customs and global trade organizational structure and resourcing levels from
    an export controls perspective
  • Assess resourcing needs based on qualitative and/or quantitative analyses of
    business requirements and estimated workloads

Trade compliance human capital review

  • Design and implement training programs for organizations
  • Develop and provide multi-jurisdictional export controls and customs regulations training
  • Indirect Tax eLearning: [Hyperlink – NEW PAGE] Develop online training courses on multi-jurisdictional export
    controls and customs regulations

Trade compliance training

Enabled ERP (CGT) : [Hyperlink – NEW PAGE] focusing on:

  • Support trade management solution vendor selection
  • Support implementation of SAP Global Trade Services, Oracle Global Trade Management, and similar solutions
  • Support global trade software functionality benchmarking and fit-gap assessments
  • Provide and implement automated compliance tools

Trade automation

  • Conduct mass export control classification support services focused on all relevant jurisdictions
  • Develop and implement export compliance policies, procedures, and governance
  • Provide global customs classification support and advisory services

Export classification and licensing support

  • Support clients with engaging/liaising with government authorities; both export control and customs
  • Support clients with government audits

Government relations support

  • Ad-hoc export control, customs, and sanctions advisory services in relation to specific transactions

Advisory services