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We are FD Associates!

Expert Export Consultants and Lawyers Assisting Clients With Export Compliance and Licensing to U.S. Export Regulations



In 1990, after 20 years of service to the Australian Government at the Embassy in Washington, D.C, FD Associates was founded by Fae Daniels to support small and medium companies with the requirements of exporting commodities and technology controlled for export under the ITAR and the EAR. Our team of export consultants and attorneys have over 100 years of combined experience in export licensing and compliance under the ITAR and EAR, and offer hands-on, practical experience.

Our export consultants also advise on the Foreign Trade Regulations, the Office of Foreign Assets Controls, Anti-boycott laws, U.S. Canadian Joint Certification Program (JCP) and the Foreign Corrupt Practice Act and support counsel with Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States filings.

We are a one-stop resource for companies in:

Commodity Jurisdiction (CJs) and Commodity Classification Determinations (CCATS) including Export Control Reform (ECR) analysis.

Licensing Services: Assistance with exporting pursuant to the ITAR or BIS authorization including the preparation and review of shipping documents.

Developing International Business Development Licensing Strategy.

Compliance Programs tailored for small or medium Companies.

Registration with the Department of State & Department of Commerce.

Assistance with DECCS and Digital Certificates.

Licensing Services: preparation, submission, and tracking of ITAR DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61s, Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements, Warehousing, Retransfer/Reexport Requests, and Distribution Agreements, Advisory Opinions.

Licensing Services: preparation, submission, and tracking of EAR 748P licenses, Advisory Opinions.

ITAR, EAR, and ECR Compliance Training: Tailored On-Site, Webinars, and Monthly Seminars.

Due Diligence Investigation for Mergers and Acquisitions

Investigations for matters of Non-Compliance.

Drafting Voluntary Disclosures and Voluntary Self-Disclosures

Audits: Investigation, Procedural – Gap Analysis, Focused, Licensing, Shipping.

Support for Customs Detentions and Seizures.

On-Site: Short Term Licensing and Compliance Support.



This newsletter is a listing of the latest changes in export control regulations through June 30, 2024.  The newsletter is provided as a complimentary service to assist exporters with their ITAR and EAR export compliance responsibilities. It provides a summary […]



This newsletter is a listing of the latest changes in export control regulations through May 31, 2024.  The newsletter is […]

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