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2060. Overseas Investigations Of Export Control -- Related Cases

In criminal cases involving violations of United States export control laws and related statutes, United States Attorneys' Offices (USAOs) need to be aware of the importance of coordinating the overseas aspects of their investigations with the Criminal Division and the United States Customs Service (Customs). Department of Justice and Customs have longstanding relationships with their counterparts overseas and extensive experience in obtaining foreign evidence. The failure to fully coordinate contacts with foreign governments, particularly where requests for legal assistance and overseas travel are concerned, can seriously complicate evidence gathering, strain existing relationships, and have an overall negative effect on United States law enforcement efforts abroad.

[cited in USAM 9-90.600]

Updated May 21, 2015