Global Export Controls and Sanctions

The global trade environment is becoming more complex. To address today's

trade environment, companies must transform the way they approach

export control and sanction requirements.



Steven Brotherton

Steven Brotherton

Principal, Tax Trade and Customs Services, KPMG LLP

+1 415-963-7861

Amie Ahanchian

Amie Ahanchian

Principal, Tax, KPMG US

+1 202-533-3247

KPMG TradeWatch webcast polling results
Download the polling results on the impact of recent enforcement actions on sanctions compliance programs.


At KPMG LLP (KPMG), our commitment to our clients inspires everything we do. It’s what enables us to deliver innovative and practical solutions to the most difficult export control and sanctions challenges – whether it’s assistance in the design and management of compliance programs or supporting every day operational needs.

KPMG’s Global Export Controls and Sanctions group provides support on a wide range of global regulations, including those administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control, and other government agencies. 

Our services

We offer a range of services to assist clients in enhancing export compliance processes, including: 


  • Evaluation and classification to determine applicable controls under applicable regulations.
  • Preparation of export classification and encryption review requests to governmental authorities.
  • Preparation of Commodity Jurisdiction requests to the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.


  • Assessment of training programs and related tools.
  • Training programs ranging from general awareness, to skills training for export compliance professionals.

M&A Pre and Post Deal Due Diligence

  • Pre-transaction program reviews and related due diligence.
  • Export license transfer support.
  • Post-acquisition transition support.


Learn more

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BIS Issues Two New Rules with Far Reaching Effect

Watch our recent webcast replay

Sanctions screening: How recent enforcement actions will impact your compliance program

Teaming with KPMG Forensics

Trade and Customs Services has teamed with KPMG Forensics to help organizations address enforcement of export controls.

Past publications

World ECR article
In WorldECR's latest issue, Steven Brotherton and Amie Ahanchian examine data access and protection, and describe the benefits of IAM solutions for export compliance.