With the COVID-19 pandemic, some companies will become prime targets for acquisitions, mergers and investments. Others may recognize that their survival is in being acquired or merged with existing companies, or in receiving investments to continue. Perhaps it is time to revisit what this means for companies.

Let’s face it: the world is rife with export “experts.” One way to handle this is to ignore the problem, and pretend that ITAR compliance doesn’t matter. If you want to take this approach, it’s certainly your choice.Another option is to ask questions that will help separate the wheat from the chaff. These 10 questions come from my personal playbook. They’ll help filter out all but the best con artists, and they’ll also identify those consultants who think they know export compliance because their former employers sent them to a seminar last year.