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Export and Sanctions Compliance Administrator
Ref No.: 17-01183
Location: NEW YORK, New York
Our client, a well-established International Trading (Import-Export) Company is looking for an Export and Sanctions Compliance Administrator to join their team. 

To support the Export and Sanctions Compliance Manager in the creation and maintenance of internal policies, procedures, and systems for the management of Export and Sanctions Compliance at the company and affiliates and provide advice and guidance on how to comply with the relevant laws and regulations.   
To continually strive to optimize these tools by updating them based on legal changes and optimizing them to reflect the current enforcement and business environments.  
To conduct outreach and educational efforts to the businesses supported by the team.
To liaise with government entities as necessary, and provide guidance to business staff on regulatory requirements.  To provide guidance on the use of export licenses, exemptions, and exceptions.
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Key Accountabilities

Export and Sanctions Compliance
Support the Export and Sanctions Compliance team to create, update, and optimize company policies and procedures to ensure compliance with laws, regulations, and rules relating to (i) export controls, (ii) sanctions, (iii) antiboycott controls, and (iv) anti—money laundering (AML) controls. 

a) Research laws and regulations, and opine on how best to create and update policies and procedures to reflect the current regulatory and geopolitical environment for export controls (EAR and ITAR), sanctions (OFAC), antiboycott controls, and anti—money laundering controls.
b) Stay up to date on regulatory changes by following government announcements and attending conferences, and prepare summaries of regulatory changes for dissemination by the team.
c) Identify weaknesses in policies and procedures by working with the team to implement various audits and self-checks, and optimize policies and procedures to address these weaknesses.  

Business Team Support and System Management
Support business teams to be compliant with relevant laws, regulations, and rules relating to (i) export controls, (ii) sanctions, (iii) antiboycott controls, and (iv) anti—money laundering (AML) controls. 

a) Provide staff with concise and clear guidance on how to comply with regulatory requirements.
b) Monitor the implementation and maintenance of the systems used for export and sanctions compliance and related customer screening, and follow up with business teams to address red flags in a timely manner.
c) Communicate with government agencies for guidance and interpretations on laws and regulations.
d) Review and submit license applications to DDTC and BIS as necessary.
e) Review Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA), Manufacturing License Agreements (MLA), and contracts, as necessary, to ensure export and sanctions compliance requirements are met.
f) Review product classifications (e.g., ECCNs) for new products and determine the applicability of ITAR exemptions and BIS license exceptions.
g) Provide support for investigations into potential enforcement and disclosure matters and liaise with legal counsel and government agencies, as necessary.

Education and Outreach
Create training materials and educate TC Liaisons and staff on the relevant laws and internal procedures, and update them on regulatory changes as required for export controls, sanctions, and antiboycott compliance.
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  1. Required Competencies - List the minimum skills, knowledge, qualifications, prior experience and education needed to meet performance expectations for the accountabilities listed above.
Knowledge and Skills
  • Required: The candidate for this position should be detail-oriented and a team player.  The candidate must have strong research and writing skills.   Ability to communicate with members in different corporate functions and levels, collaborate across business units, and build relationships, are all essential. 
  • Preferred: Working knowledge of the ITAR, EAR, and license application process is highly desirable. Basic understanding of import regulations and processes as they relate to controlled goods is a plus but not required.  Prior experience working with an ERP system is preferred.
Relevant Experience and Education
  • 2-5 years’ experience in trade compliance or export controls
  • Education/Training: BA degree is preferred