The application of "successor liability" theories is relatively new to international trade law and has exploded since the turn of the century. Successor liability is an equitable state law doctrine that allows a company's creditors to seek damages from a different company that either acquired the assets of or merged with the debtor company. Its first publicized appearance in international trade law came in October 2002, when an administrative law judge (ALJ) released an order determining that the U.S. Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) could impose liability under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) on a company that acquired the assets or ownership interest of another company that had allegedly committed export violations. A few months later, on March 4, 2003, the Boeing Company settled charges brought by the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) based on violations of the Arms Export Control Act by a company that Boeing acquired four years after the last alleged violation. Other agencies regulating international trade, particularly the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) and Department of Homeland Security's (DHS) Bureau of Customs and Border Protection (CBP), have now followed suit.
The export option will allow you to export the current search results of the entered query to a file. Different
formats are available for download. To export the items, click on the button corresponding with the preferred download format.
By default, clicking on the export buttons will result in a download of the allowed maximum amount of items.
To select a subset of the search results, click "Selective Export" button and make a selection of the items you want to export.
The amount of items that can be exported at once is similarly restricted as the full export.
After making a selection, click one of the export format buttons. The amount of items that will be exported is indicated in the bubble next to export format.