ABOUT EIFEC

We are the International Standards organization for compliance in areas that are a threat to international security as of nuclear, biological and chemical armaments proliferation, Weapons of Mass Destruction (WMD), Sanctions.
(Export Compliance)

Our main aim is promoting an effective international culture of compliance with the relevant Export regulations within the financial, economic, industrial, academic and associative system of private and public sector.

EIFEC objectives are to disseminate among any Organisation involved in Export / international Trade behaviors of excellence through an effective implementation of the specialized compliance management framework based on International Export Compliance Standards (EIFEC EC1001 series).

 

The European Institute for Export Compliance (EIFEC) has the mission to foster international security through managing and promoting the EU EXPORT COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK (EU- ECF).

EU-ECF framework provides innovative solutions to the most critical challenges in a global marketplace becoming a very complex arena for businesses to navigate.

Major events have produced legislations and regulations at international and national level; the complexity of legal frameworks is shaping the way organizations do their business.

In a globally integrated world, efficient export compliance is only possible with co-operation at a European and international level.

The EU Governments rely on the due compliance of exporters to help ensure that all laws are abided.

The strategic Response is the specialized multidisciplinary EU Export Compliance Framework (EU-ECF) that supports the organization’s business objectives, identifies the boundaries of legal and ethical behavior, and establishes a system to alert management when the organization is getting close to (or crossing) a boundary or approaching an obstacle that prevents the achievement of a business objective.

EU-ECF includes:
• The EU Code of Export Compliance (EU-CEC), which set the principles, best practice and Standards for the import/export industry to be adopted by EU and not EU organizations.
• The EU Export Compliance Guide Lines (EU-ECGL) for implementing the EU-CEC
• The EU Certified Export Compliant Organization certification (EU-C/ECO) to verify the proper EU Export Compliance behaviours and processes
• The EU Export Compliance Register (EU-ECR) with the purpose to enhance the implementation of EU Export Compliance best practice. A Register for Organizations and self-employed individuals engaged in EU import/export and policy implementation has been activated
• The EIFEC Registration Number (ERN) is attributed for the purpose of identifying organizations or persons in order to ensure their traceability on an EU level. This prevents abuse and allows to establish the identity of the Certified Organization in a simple way.
• The EIFEC EC1001 STANDARDS series are principles-based standards to help organizations become more accountable, transparent and after all competitive. They address issues affecting governance, export models and organizational strategy, as well as providing operational guidance on export management and stakeholder engagement.

EIFEC by strategic alliance with leading Academic Entities, promotes the culture of sound Export Compliance practice, and accredits third parties to perform and enhance Compliance professional activities.

Quick facts:
Headquarters in Brussels (Belgium) and Regional Offices in Basel, Bahrein, Berlin, Bucharest, Geneva, Hong Kong, Frankfurt, London, Paris, Washington D.C., Rome, Prague, Singapore, Stockholm, Warsaw, and Madrid.

EIFEC’s organizational values are derived from the flagship EU-CEC Standards Principles of transparency, commitment to Compliance, accountability, consistency, and effectiveness. In keeping with these principles, a multi-stakeholder governance structure and method provide EIFEC’s organizational values are derived from the flagship EU-CEC Standards Principles of transparency, commitment to Compliance, accountability, consistency, and
effectiveness. In keeping with these principles, a multi-stakeholder governance structure and method provides guidance and advice.

EIFEC have an independent governance structure designed to provide broad stakeholder representation from the public and private sectors.

Governors Council

The Council is the governing body of the Institute.

The Chairman is Dr. Ilja Gardi. Born in Prague, is a former Italian Government Commissioner with highest experience in laying out complex multilayers organizational frameworks, validation, certification and accreditation processes. His main achievements are the in "hot areas" as Middle East and Asia, where dr. Gardi has negotiated, signed and managed several bilateral, multilateral intergovernmental agreements.

Dr. Gardi is Governing Member of several Foundations participated by Public and private entities.

Recently has been appointed as Master Plan Team leader for the Reconstruction of the Iraq Health System between a EU member state and Iraq.

Other Governors are Academics, Compliance Officers and Export Specialists.

Technical Committee (TC)

TC provide guidance and recommendations on the technical content and development of the EU EXPORT COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK (EU-ECF).

Proposes to the Council the granting and maintenance, the extension, renewal, withdrawal of recognition/ certification in accordance with the findings of special investigation; Carries out periodic checks on the activities of the identified individuals/organizations, and reports to the Governors Council.

TC sends reasons for admission to the Governors Council on applications for admission of new Members.

TC send reasoned opinions to the Governors Council on appeals against the exclusion deliberations.

International Scientific Committee or Advisory Board

The International Scientific Committee provides broad, senior-level stakeholder representation from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the standards community.

The Committee provides strategic guidance and facilitates mission of advancing Export Compliance by increasing the impact of its standards and providing transformative solutions.s guidance and advice.

EIFEC have an independent governance structure designed to provide broad stakeholder representation from the public and private sectors.

Governors Council

The Council is the governing body of the Institute.

The Chairman is Dr. Ilja Gardi. Born in Prague, is a former Italian Government Commissioner with highest experience in laying out complex multilayers organizational frameworks, validation, certification and accreditation processes. His main achievements are the in "hot areas" as Middle East and Asia, where dr. Gardi has negotiated, signed and managed several bilateral, multilateral intergovernmental agreements.

Dr. Gardi is Governing Member of several Foundations participated by Public and private entities.

Recently has been appointed as Master Plan Team leader for the Reconstruction of the Iraq Health System between a EU member state and Iraq.

Other Governors are Academics, Compliance Officers and Export Specialists.

Technical Committee (TC)

TC provide guidance and recommendations on the technical content and development of the EU EXPORT COMPLIANCE FRAMEWORK (EU-ECF).

Proposes to the Council the granting and maintenance, the extension, renewal, withdrawal of recognition/ certification in accordance with the findings of special investigation; Carries out periodic checks on the activities of the identified individuals/organizations, and reports to the Governors Council.

TC sends reasons for admission to the Governors Council on applications for admission of new Members.

TC send reasoned opinions to the Governors Council on appeals against the exclusion deliberations.

International Scientific Committee or Advisory Board

The International Scientific Committee provides broad, senior-level stakeholder representation from the public and private sectors, civil society, and the standards community.

The Committee provides strategic guidance and facilitates mission of advancing Export Compliance by increasing the impact of its standards and providing transformative solutions.

We, at EIFEC, are always looking for smart, committed, passionate people who share our mission and values.

We believe in hiring the best and brightest talent, providing high-quality training and development, and rewarding and recognizing high performance.

Current Vacancy

To apply for positions at EIFEC, please send your CV and covering letter to:

Stephanie - EIFEC Head Office

Your letter of application should clearly outline the skills and attributes you would bring to this role, when you would be able to take up the post and your salary expectations.

Internship

EIFEC offers internship assignments working on a broad range of topics within the Export Compliance arena.

Our internship program allows structured work experience over a minimum 12 week period, providing opportunities for involvement in international cutting edge work and networking with key players in the field.

Interns are typically students, graduates or post-graduates, who work as an integral part of the EIFEC team.

EIFEC has agreements with EU Universities for student placement and curricula enhancement.

Our internships are unpaid, however, we do offer a stipend for travel and lunch expenses depending on each nation office locations and regulations.

Applications for intern positions are accepted on an ongoing basis, although we advertise for particular posts from time to time.

Apply by sending your CV and covering letter HERE

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