Urbanek Compliance Consulting LLC
EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
BRIDGING THE GAP BETWEEN SCIENCE AND TRADE COMPLIANCE
Companies in the chemical industry, including life sciences and biopharmaceuticals, face numerous challenges including compliance with various regulatory requirements. As companies grow, they rely on international business partners and customers which necessitates compliance with trade regulations. These compliance requirements can be daunting, particularly when lacking in-house expertise.
We help companies by providing trade compliance support while utilizing our scientific background. We speak the language of both science and trade compliance, allowing your company to focus on its core business.
Committing to trade compliance keeps goods moving without delay and signals compliance commitment to regulatory bodies and business partners.
What We Can Do for You
We offer expertise at the intersection of trade compliance and the chemical and life science sectors. We work with clients, from start-ups to established companies, to support their trade compliance needs. We use our educational background in organic chemistry and experience in biopharmaceutical R&D to speak with the technical experts and translate that knowledge to trade compliance requirements.
Attention to trade compliance offers operational benefits by reducing delays at the border, avoiding loss of material because it was impounded by customs or experienced delays that led to unacceptable temperature excursions, and avoidance of overpaying of tariffs.
Design and implementation of risk-informed, pragmatic compliance programs to prevent, detect, and respond to compliance matters ranging from ethical concerns to regulatory breaches. The pragmatic frameworks are designed to support a client’s specific compliance risks and ways of working that enables them to focus on meeting their business goals.
Export Control Regulations
Evaluation of business activities to identify goods under export control regulations, determination of Export Control Classification Numbers, and analysis of compliance requirements, by capitalizing on our technical training and expertise particularly for biotechnology and chemical materials and R&D activities.
Review of products to determine where additional licenses, permits or other authorizations may be required for import and export transactions. Products of the chemical and biopharmaceutical industries have numerous specialty requirements for global movement of their products.
Rebecca (Becky) Urbanek founded Urbanek Compliance Consulting in 2019 to bridge the gap between science and compliance.
Her professional career started out in science, using her Ph.D. in organic chemistry to perform pharmaceutical drug discovery research. She then moved into the corporate compliance realm where she gained strategic-level corporate compliance knowledge and both strategic and tactical experience for trade compliance. This 20+ years of experience in a multinational biopharmaceutical company gives her insight into the challenges faced by companies in this sector and the ability to address those challenges successfully and efficiently.
Given this scientific training in chemistry, background in biopharma research, and trade compliance experience, Becky is uniquely positioned to work with clients in the chemical and life science sectors to design their trade and other compliance programs. She can translate and relay information between the technical experts, trading partners, and customs brokers to support smooth movement of goods across country borders, thus avoiding costly delays and loss of material.
Urbanek Compliance Consulting has used this unique expertise to support compliance programs for trade and other regulatory areas for small and medium-sized companies in the agricultural, biopharmaceutical, eCommerce, and high-tech sectors.