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Workplace Word: April 2008 - Is Your Human Resources Department In The Export Business?

04/30/2008

FOREIGN NATIONAL EMPLOYEES AND THE DEEMED EXPORT RULES

Most companies understand that the export of high tech and military items
may be subject to regulation by the federal government. However, companies
are often very surprised to learn that the release of company technology to
a foreign national employee, wholly within the United States, is considered an
"export" to that foreign national's home country. This so-called "deemed
export" is subject to the same federal export controls that an overseas
shipment would trigger.

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