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13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
13 intntl law leap
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  • 1. INTRODUCTION TO THE LEGAL ASPECTS OFINTERNATIONAL TRADE IL&P, LEAP & WAKE TECH William D. Harazin www.harazinlaw.com FEBRUARY 6, 2013 (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 2. BIG MARKET196 COUNTRIESAfghanistan… to Zimbabwe (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 3. International Trade is Different! • Language • Customs • Culture • Commercial Environment • Legal System • Distance • Currency • Political/Sovereign Risk… AND THEY ALL CARRY RISK (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 4. INTERNATIONAL TRADEDIFFERENT LAWS and CUSTOMS US Laws Foreign Laws International laws Culture & Customs (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 5. INTERNATIONAL TRADE TREATIES• WTO• CISG• GATT• NAFTA• CAFTA• INCOTERMS (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 6. TRADE CHALLENGES1. IP Infringement2. Customs Procedures not Uniformly Applied3. Lack of Competitive Bidding in Foreign Countries4. Foreign Subsidies to Domestic Suppliers5. Burdensome Certification Requirements6. Influence Peddling7. Bribery, Corruption & Requests for Payoffs (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 7. INTERNATIONAL TRADELEGAL AREAS:• Corporate Governance• Tax• Labor Laws• Competition Laws• Foreign Investment Laws• Securities Laws (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 8. INTERNATIONAL TRADEFOREIGN LAWS MAY GOVERN: Sale, itself, Ancillary Agreements to the Sale Movement of Goods Agent/Distributor Agreements Tax Issues Electronic Commerce (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 9. INTERNATIONAL TRADE DOING BUSINESS • DIRECT • AGENT • DISTRIBUTOR • ENTITY • FACILITY (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 10. INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS CONTRACT ISSUES • CHOICE OF LAW • CONTRACT FORMATION • PROCEDURAL FORMALITIES • CURRENCY ISSUES • TERMINATION • DISPUTE RESOLUTION (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 11. (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 12. INTERNATIONAL IPR INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY’S TYPICAL PROTECTIONS• PATENTS: INVENTIONS• TRADEMARKS: LOGOS/NAMES• COPYRIGHTS: AUTHORSHIP• TRADE SECRETS: SHHHHH! (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 13. ABCs of Export Control BXA EARITAR NRC EAA OFACODTC BIS DOE (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 14. Exporting Licensing• What Are You Exporting?• Where Are You Exporting?• Who Will Receive Your Export?• What Will Your Export Be Used For? (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 15. Exporting Red Flags• BIS Denied Person List-Similarity• Reluctance To Offer Information• Export Doesn’t Fit Buyer• Abnormal Contract Terms• Vague & Evasive Answers• Terms Inconsistent with Destination• And More …. (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 16. Export Traps• Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)• Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)• Anti-Boycott Laws• Anti-Diversion Laws• Scams (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 17. LISTS TO CHECK DENIED PERSONS LIST UNVERIFIED LIST ENTITY LIST SDN LIST DEBARRED LIST NONPROLIFERATION SANCTIONS LIST (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 18. “DEEMED EXPORT” RULE EXPORTDIRECT COUNTRY TO COUNTRYDISCLOSURE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL IN US (TECHNOLOGY OR SOURCE CODE) TECHNOLOGY RELEASED•VISUAL INSPECTION•ORAL EXCHANGES•SPECIAL SITUATIONS SANCTIONS 3DSP CORPORATION (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 19. Finding InformationU.S. Department of Commerce - Country Information www.export.gov - IPR Information www.stopfakes.gov/NC International Trade www.exportnc.comEx-Im Bank www.exim.govOPIC www.opic.govWorld Bank www.worldbank.govSmall Business Administration www.sba.govSmall Business Technology & Development Center www.sbtdc.org (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 20. PROCEED! BUT PROCEED WITHINFORMED CAUTION!!! (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  • 21. THE END William D. Harazin William D. Harazin, PLLCTwo Hannover Square, Suite 2140 Raleigh, NC 27601 919-821-3700 www.harazinlaw.com (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved

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