Export controls and embargoes

Responsible Exporting: Export Control and Embargoes

As the number of international business relationships continues to grow, so too does the number of export regulations. Export controls apply not only to the export of goods, but also to all international business relationships. While understanding the laws and regulations is more difficult than ever, penalties for violations even become severe. Because of this, companies must use trained personnel to prevent legal violations and accompanying additional costs.

With our web-based training program ‘Responsible Exporting’, your employees who handle legal transactions and other activities in foreign trade, receive an introduction to the topic. They recognise when they are affected by export regulations and learn how to act in a legally compliant manner and in the interests of their company. Many valuable tips make your employees' daily work easier.

Contents of this e-learning program

The tutorial consists of a number of self-contained lessons. You can pick and choose any combination of lessons depending on whether you want to use the standard product or would like more options. Click here to learn more about ’lessons’ and ’lesson types’.

  • Welcome
  • Export control: An overview
  • Export control in everyday business practice
  • Types of export restrictions
  • US export control and embargo laws
  • Red Flags
  • Test

Expert author

Dr. Bärbel SachsExpert author of the training program 'Responsible Exporting' is Dr. Bärbel Sachs, lawyer at Noerr LLP. She is an expert in international and European foreign trade law and is particularly specialised in export control law, customs law and embargo law. After working as Associated Partner of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer, she joined Noerr LLP in 2012 as head of the Foreign Trade team. She has been advising clients in all areas of foreign trade law since 2006 and regularly publishes in this field, including as a member of the Board of Editors of the trade journal World ECR. Further information can be found at www.noerr.com


E-learning programs on export controls from Sponge Compliance are already used by companies like BAYER, Bosch, LANXESS, LEONI, SGL Carbon, and SCHOTT.

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