Implementing an Export Compliance Program

CP Industries is a manufacturer of steel and composite seamless pressure vessels located in Allegheny County. CP Industries wanted to grow its business in both the defense and commercial sectors. One of the requirements to accomplish this, particularly in the defense sector, was the implementation of a formal Export Compliance Program that met the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as well as the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).

Catalyst Connection helped CP Industries develop and implement an Export Compliance Program via a three-phased approach based on best practices. Catalyst was able to help the CP Industries’ team determine the export regulations that applied to the company’s products and services.

CP Industries and Catalyst Connection worked together to develop future state process maps that would meet EAR and ITAR compliance requirements — while also developing procedures, tools and templates that would become the Export Compliance Manual, a key piece of CP Industries’ ultimate Export Management System.

Catalyst trained CP Industries’ staff in the importance of complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, the new export compliance procedures, and the steps if a violation occurs. Catalyst is also providing on-going coaching and assistance to help the team successfully comply with U.S. export regulations.

“The expertise provided by Catalyst Connection in the area of export compliance has been vital to assuring CPI’s ability to develop and maintain a formal system in compliance with both ITAR and Export Compliance requirements.” — Brian Kochanski, Director of Continuous Improvement and Systems, CP Industries