ITAR Freight Forwarder Update: Panalpina Removed from EPLS
As a follow-up to our February 26, 2012 post
on the proposed debarment of a number of freight forwarders and the impact on ITAR-related
transactions, Panalpina Inc. and its parent company Panalpina World Transport (Holding) AG were recently removed from the Excluded Party List System (EPLS).
- CEVA Logistics LLC (removed from EPLS on February 24, 2012)
- EGL Inc. (now owned by CEVA Logistics) (removed from EPLS on February 24, 2012)
- Kuehne and Nagel International AG (removed from EPLS in March 2012)
- Panalpina Welttransport (Holding) AG (removed from EPLS on March 16, 2012)
- Panalpina Inc. (removed from EPLS on March 16, 2012)
- Schenker AG
- BAX Global Inc. (now part of DB Schenker)
The recent addition of the freight forwarders to the EPLS serves as an important reminder that exporters and other parties involved in ITAR-related transactions should screen their transactions against the EPLS. Companies that use third party screening software should therefore ask their screening providers whether the EPLS is one of the lists used in the screening process and should perform tests to see whether these forwarders are included as a "hit". While inclusion of a party on the EPLS does not mean the party will be prohibited from all export transactions, particularly those "subject to the jurisdiction of the EAR", an EPLS "hit" is a "red flag" that should be resolved prior to the export from taking place.