No one wants to slow down manufacturing or operating processes with unnecessary workload.
However, the consequences of violating foreign trade regulations are too onerous for most companies to consider doing without or using less-than-adequate processes that protect against the risk of:
- government penalties—fines, losing export privileges, higher costs, shipment delays, incarceration
- market consequences—losing customers and new business opportunities, and irreparable damage to corporate and individual reputations
- business ramifications—hiring people that cannot be used in their intended roles because the manufacturing technology is controlled, shutting down production lines because you can't legally buy from your preferred supplier, or throwing out expensive WIP when you find out too late that the customer is debarred