Urbanek Compliance Consulting LLC





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.


Import & Export Classifications

Determination of product classifications for export (Export Control Classification Numbers and U.S. Schedule B) and import (worldwide Harmonized System (HS) and Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States (HTSUS).  Documentation of product classifications including classification rationale demonstrates a commitment to compliance.


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.

Trade Compliance Requirements

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 trade compliance.

Her professional career started out in science, first getting her Ph.D. in organic chemistry, and then using that education in 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.

While in industry, she recognized the challenges of working at the interfaces of disciplines, particularly in widely differing areas such as science and trade compliance. She obtained her customs broker license to enhance her ability to support her clients’ trade compliance needs.

Given this scientific training in chemistry, background in biopharma research, and trade compliance education and experience, Becky is uniquely positioned to work with clients in the chemical and life science sectors to design and support their trade 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.

Urbanek Compliance Consulting

Becky Urbanek