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Welcome to TSI Global Consulting

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Founded in 1996, we are a management consultancy specialized in assisting small and medium sized manufacturers and exporters to ensure compliance with US Export Regulations and to develop opportunities emerging out of bilateral and multilateral international trade and tariff policies.

Our services include advising on, drafting and filing applications for U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security “dual use” export licenses, providing our clients with in-house license determinations through interpretation of various sections of the US Export Administration Regulations (15 CFR Parts 730-774), advising on eligibility for use of Part 740 license exceptions and related documentation requirements as well as drafting and filing commodity jurisdiction reviews for determining whether products are under the export regulatory and licensing jurisdiction of the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. We also provide assistance in navigating US Customs regulations and guidance in understanding and ensuring compliance with other technical trade regulations.

Unlike other export compliance consultants and attorneys who have spent their entire careers in government or as advisers to industry, our consultative advice grows out of the background of our Managing Director Jonathan A. Fink which includes hands-on operational experience working in the import/export business as well as deep research skills and experience in interpreting complex government trade policies. Our key differentiator is that our advice comes from years of experience working in the operations of manufacturing enterprises. Not only do we know the Washington policy environment and how to navigate complex trade regulations, but we also can better respond to your unique compliance needs because at TSI Global Consulting our solutions are customized, organic, and rooted in a business perspective. We can say that with confidence because our senior consultant Jonathan A. Fink and his network of highly touted business advisers have over a quarter century of experience working within the operational bowels and senior management of export oriented manufacturing companies, both in the United States, and abroad.

Unlike many of our competitors who may be good at seeing the policy “trees,” at TSI Global Consulting, we understand the nuance of working in a manufacturing and international marketing environment and that allows us to see through-the-trees to the wider forest and advise our clients on strategies for success in international business.  As proof that we are not merely ivory tower advisers and that we are engaged in the operational aspects of international trade, from time-to-time and on a fairly regular basis we take on the role of US Principal Party of Interest (USPPI) and engage in direct exporting ourselves. Ask us about our recent endeavors in the export market and we would be pleased to share our experience in further detail.

TSI global consulting provides clients with research based value added consulting deliverables that include:

Consulting Deliverables


  • U.S. Export Compliance Seminars and Training
  • Export Control Classification Number (ECCN) Determinations
  • U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security Export Licensing (advisory, drafting and 3rd party filing)
  • Draft and advise on commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) filings with the US Department of State
  • U.S. Export License Determinations based on technical review of the Commerce Control List (CCL)
  • Advisory services on proper documentation requirements for EAR and ITAR export license exceptions
  • Advisory on structuring complex “routed” export transactions to ensure compliance with the EAR and FTR
  • U.S. and Foreign Tariff Analysis and Calculation of Landed Duty Paid costs
  • Consulting on costs and benefits associated with use of alternative INCOTERMS
  • Assistance in understanding and navigating the U.S. Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)
  • Analysis of new business opportunities arising out of Free Trade Agreements
  • Restricted Parties/Consolidated List Screening
  • Ensure pending exports are in compliance with U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Controls (OFAC) embargoes and sanctions
  • Case specific export compliance reviews of pending exports to Russia and other countries subject to economic sanctions to ensure regulatory compliance


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