New NAM Effort to Help Manufacturers with International Compliance

The NAM launched a new direct legal service for our members—MCI Global—through our Manufacturers’ Compliance Institute (MCI) to provide international compliance assistance at no cost. The MCI, launched last year, has provided direct legal assistance on a variety of labor and employment questions to more than 400 NAM member companies and 550 individuals. With MCI Global, we expanded the MCI’s services to include international compliance guidance, specifically for inquiries on export controls, sanctions, customs and other market-entry fundamentals.

Working with the global law firm Squire Patton Boggs, MCI Global addresses manufacturers’ potential compliance risks that arise from evolving rules, both in the United States and abroad. Whether you are a multinational company or a small-sized exporter, MCI Global offers solutions for many of the complex operational and legal issues associated with exporting your products. Members have remarked that MCI Global is an excellent resource and works “flawlessly” to help quickly address their questions.

“Ninety-five percent of the world’s customers live outside the United States, and these are markets manufacturers are clamoring to reach, especially small and medium-sized manufacturers,” said NAM Senior Vice President and General Counsel Linda Kelly. “The NAM has long helped manufacturers address both foreign market challenges and barriers in the United States through a wide-range of policy, regulatory and trade agreement approaches.”

“The NAM is excited to add to that wide-range of existing activities by launching MCI Global to help manufacturers address the legal questions raised as they navigate new and expanding international opportunities. For manufacturers, especially the small and medium-sized manufacturers that drive innovation and economic growth in the United States, understanding how to comply with complex, export-related regulations is essential to expanding to new markets.”

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Leland Frost

Associate General Counsel at National Association of Manufacturers
Leland Frost is the Associate General Counsel at the National Association of Manufacturers (NAM). As part of the Manufacturers' Center for Legal Action, Mr. Frost works to strengthen the NAM's ability to promote manufacturing policy objectives through litigation. Mr. Frost's background includes international, environmental and corporate law experience and work on a wide range of policy and regulatory issues.
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