Global law firm Squire Patton Boggs has announced today that it is partnering with the National Association of Manufacturers’ (NAM) Manufacturers’ Center for Legal Action (MCLA) to provide its members with direct access to top tier legal information regarding export compliance.
Through an expansion of the Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI), MCI Global will provide legal information on four key areas, export controls, US and foreign customs compliance, US and EU sanctions, and export fundamentals, among other market entry formalities. Through MCI Global, the NAM members will have access to legal resources to help educate their companies on compliance concerns; avoid potential risks that may affect their operations or arise from new or evolving laws, rules and regulations, both in the United States and abroad; and improve and fortify compliance knowledge, strategies and methods.
“Today, the NAM is excited to add to our wide-range of existing activities by launching MCI Global to help manufacturers address the legal questions raised as they navigate new and expanding international opportunities,” said NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly. “For manufacturers, especially the small and medium-sized manufacturers that drive innovation and economic growth in the United States, understanding how to comply with complex, export-related regulations is essential to expanding to new markets.”
“We are also excited for the opportunity to partner with the nation’s largest advocate for manufacturing,” said Michael Curto, managing partner of the Squire Patton Boggs Washington DC office. “With offices in nearly every major international market, our International Trade team has the resources and intimate knowledge of local government regulations to offer–around the clock–real time advice to NAM’s members to help them navigate a highly complicated and ever-evolving global compliance regime.”