Jenner & Block

Export Controls and International Contracting

Government contractors are subject to a wide range of international regulatory restrictions that affect the ability to win and perform work, the composition of their supply-chain and the nature of their workforce.  We are experienced in advising both US and foreign contractors regarding US export controls (ITAR and EAR, as well as NRC and DOE), economic sanctions (OFAC), and anti-boycott rules.  We also assist clients with respect to issues arising under the Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Financing (FMF) programs.  In addition, we advise clients on anti-corruption/Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) considerations that can affect opportunities abroad.  Finally, we provide advice on the full range of domestic preference and sourcing rules affecting government contractors, including the Buy America Act, Trade Agreements Act, and the Berry Amendment, as well as specialized “Source and Nationality” rules applicable to US foreign assistance programs.