INTRODUCTION TO THE     LEGAL ASPECTS OFINTERNATIONAL TRADE                 IL&P, LEAP & WAKE TECH                        ...
BIG MARKET196 COUNTRIESAfghanistan…                to                Zimbabwe                     (c) 2013, William D. Har...
International Trade                     is Different!      •   Language      •   Customs      •   Culture      •   Commerc...
INTERNATIONAL TRADEDIFFERENT LAWS and CUSTOMS      US Laws      Foreign Laws      International laws      Culture & Custom...
INTERNATIONAL TRADE      TREATIES•   WTO•   CISG•   GATT•   NAFTA•   CAFTA•   INCOTERMS     (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, ...
TRADE CHALLENGES1. IP Infringement2. Customs Procedures not Uniformly Applied3. Lack of Competitive Bidding in Foreign   C...
INTERNATIONAL TRADELEGAL AREAS:•   Corporate Governance•   Tax•   Labor Laws•   Competition Laws•   Foreign Investment Law...
INTERNATIONAL TRADEFOREIGN LAWS MAY GOVERN:   Sale, itself,   Ancillary Agreements to the Sale   Movement of Goods   Agent...
INTERNATIONAL TRADE DOING BUSINESS •   DIRECT •   AGENT •   DISTRIBUTOR •   ENTITY •   FACILITY      (c) 2013, William D. ...
INTERNATIONAL CONTRACTS       CONTRACT ISSUES •   CHOICE OF LAW •   CONTRACT FORMATION •   PROCEDURAL FORMALITIES •   CURR...
(c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC       All Rights Reserved
INTERNATIONAL IPR      INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY’S        TYPICAL PROTECTIONS•   PATENTS:                       INVENTIONS•   ...
ABCs of Export Control       BXA                                          EARITAR                                         ...
Exporting Licensing• What Are You Exporting?• Where Are You Exporting?• Who Will Receive Your Export?• What Will Your Expo...
Exporting Red Flags•   BIS Denied Person List-Similarity•   Reluctance To Offer Information•   Export Doesn’t Fit Buyer•  ...
Export Traps• Foreign Corrupt Practice Act (FCPA)• Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)• Anti-Boycott Laws• Anti-Divers...
LISTS TO CHECK   DENIED PERSONS LIST   UNVERIFIED LIST   ENTITY LIST   SDN LIST   DEBARRED LIST   NONPROLIFERATION S...
“DEEMED EXPORT” RULE                EXPORTDIRECT COUNTRY TO COUNTRYDISCLOSURE TO FOREIGN NATIONAL IN US  (TECHNOLOGY OR SO...
Finding InformationU.S. Department of Commerce  - Country Information                   www.export.gov  - IPR Information ...
PROCEED!    BUT PROCEED       WITHINFORMED CAUTION!!!      (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC             All Rights Reser...
THE END      William D. Harazin  William D. Harazin, PLLCTwo Hannover Square, Suite 2140      Raleigh, NC 27601        919...
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  1. 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. 2. BIG MARKET196 COUNTRIESAfghanistan… to Zimbabwe (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  3. 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. 4. INTERNATIONAL TRADEDIFFERENT LAWS and CUSTOMS US Laws Foreign Laws International laws Culture & Customs (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  5. 5. INTERNATIONAL TRADE TREATIES• WTO• CISG• GATT• NAFTA• CAFTA• INCOTERMS (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  6. 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. 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. 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. 9. INTERNATIONAL TRADE DOING BUSINESS • DIRECT • AGENT • DISTRIBUTOR • ENTITY • FACILITY (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  10. 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. 11. (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  12. 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. 13. ABCs of Export Control BXA EARITAR NRC EAA OFACODTC BIS DOE (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  14. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 20. PROCEED! BUT PROCEED WITHINFORMED CAUTION!!! (c) 2013, William D. Harazin, PLLC All Rights Reserved
  21. 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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