Urbanek Compliance Consulting LLC
TRADE PROGRAM ASSESSMENTS
EXPORT CONTROL REGULATIONS
IMPORT & EXPORT CLASSIFICATIONS
Facilitating Global Business
Companies face many business challenges including those imparted by regulatory bodies in the areas that they do business in. This is true for small companies, large multinationals, and everything in between. Engaging in global trade provides opportunities for growth but also introduces business and compliance risks.
We help companies de-risk their global trade activities by approaching with a compliance mindset- identify, assess, and prioritize the risks and then design an appropriate program to prevent issues, detect any shortcomings, and respond to prevent recurrence.
Having a bespoke global trade program not only protects your business, but also signals your compliance commitment to regulatory bodies and business partners.
What We Can Do for You
We work with clients, from start-ups to established companies, to understand their business and compliance needs. We help develop tailored solutions by way of identifying and assessing business and compliance risks and designing and implementing appropriate frameworks to mitigate those risks to the company’s desired level. We have subject matter expertise in global regulations concerning export controls and economic sanctions and assist customers develop a thorough understanding of, and how to appropriately mitigate, their compliance risks in these regulatory areas. We are also well-versed in the elements of trade compliance relevant to the life sciences and biopharma industry and help customers devise programs to de-risk and support international trade.
Trade Program Assessments
Assessment of the maturity level of the trade program, either for a specific project or enterprise-wide, and developing a roadmap to guide improvement to the desired maturity level. This assessment is tailored to the specifics for each client’s business and focuses on what is important to keep products moving smoothly across country borders
Export Control Regulations
Determination of applicable export control and economic sanctions regulations, assessment of current compliance program, and devising and implementing customized compliance plans that work in practice. These plans could be as simple as adding steps to existing processes or a full framework including the elements of training, policies, processes, and monitoring/auditing.
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 for product classifications demonstrates a commitment to compliance.
Urbanek Compliance Consulting LLC
Rebecca (Becky) Urbanek founded Urbanek Compliance Consulting in 2019 to assist clients with their export compliance needs so they can focus on meeting their business goals.
Our philosophy for each engagement is to first understand each client’s unique business and the regulations that apply. This research is used to develop a tailored, pragmatic framework to both support ongoing activities and be equipped to grow and adjust as the business evolves and the regulations change. The approach is designed to fit into the company’s day-to-day business with the goal of streamlining processes while ensuring compliance. We also offer ongoing support to our clients to support their long-term success. The customized output of each engagement enables the client to focus on running their business while being confident that their imports, exports, or other business activities progress smoothly and compliantly.