June 16, 2020

McGinnis Lochridge Special Counsel Jamie Joiner, a member of the firm’s International Trade and Transactions Practice Group, authored the “Compliance for Exporters and Freight-Forwarders: A Shared Approach” chapter of The Export Compliance Manager’s Handbook, second edition, recently published by WorldECR. 

In the Handbook, Joiner explains why exporters and freight-forwarders should view one another as partners in compliance and should approach export compliance as a shared responsibility. Strong relationships between shippers and freight-forwarders are critical in preventing shipping delays or penalties due to regulatory breaches, particularly due to the impacts on supply chains of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“Both U.S. exporters and US freight-forwarders handling exports out of the U.S. bear liability, or risk of penalty exposure, if a given export transaction turns out to involve an unlicensed shipment or other Export Administration Regulation “EAR” violation,” Joiner writes.

Joiner’s international trade practice focuses on representing U.S. and foreign clients in matters relating to international trade compliance and enforcement, including export controls, economic and trade sanctions, import and customs law, anti-boycott restrictions, and requirements related to free trade agreements. She is admitted to the Bars of the U.S. Supreme Court and the U.S. Court of International Trade, and also holds a U.S. customs broker license, which she received in 2005.

For more information on the Handbook, including how to order a copy, click here.

Please click here for a preview of Jamie Joiner's article.

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