By Emmalie Armstrong, Export Solutions

Roses are red, violets are blue,

Have you read BIS’ “Don’t Let This Happen to You?”

Violations, penalties, debarments and more

Somebody out there has to keep score.

From a CEO attempting exports to Iran,

To encrypted technologies released in Sudan.

Every case brings a fine or some time spent in jail

Every company must learn to avoid such a fail.

Now before you decide to avoid exports at all,

Pick up the phone and give us a call.

We can offer you help and all kinds of advice,

We have decades of knowledge and we all are quite nice.

We can help you assess or audit your plan,

Classify your item or screen a consignee in Japan.

Already messed up? You can voluntarily disclose,

A solid export program mitigates fines imposed.

So before you begin to worry and fret,

Know that there is some good help out there yet.

Don’t lose any more business or give up your hope

We can be your lifesaver, now just grab the rope!

Emmalie Armstrong is a Trade Compliance Consultant with Export Solutions – a firm specializing in U.S. import/export regulations.