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Orchid Advisors Launches Managed Export Services for Manufacturers and Wholesalers

Wednesday, October 12, 2016 15:09
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Orchid Advisors
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Hartford, CT -( Orchid Advisors, the Firearm Industry’s Trusted Compliance & Operations Experts, announces the launch of its fixed-fee Managed Export Services offering for the firearms and ammunition industry.

Manufacturers, Wholesaler/Distributors and Retailers now have access to a variety of international business growth and regulatory compliance services customized to their budget.

“Our clients want strong export compliance programs and some also need help with export licensing and international business advice to enable the growth of their international presence,” says Jeff Grody, Orchid Advisors principal and Executive Director of the firm’s Export / ITAR / EAR practice. “The conundrum many of them face is that the scale of their operations doesn’t justify a full-time employee with a broad skill set. This program allows clients to precisely align their spend with their requirements so they can allocate their budgets to other business matters.”

The Orchid Advisors Managed Export Services offering provides the industry with a solution to its export compliance, licensing and trade advisory needs. The firm will work directly with its clients to determine which export-related services they are likely to require over a two-year period and provide a custom price based on their profile. Clients receive the agreed-upon range of export services, as well as anytime access to Orchid’s export team, for one, all-inclusive fee. Clients can inquire further at

Core areas of the program include:

  • Implementation and management of best-in-class export compliance programs using Orchid’s proprietary firearms-industry-specific SOPs, methods and training materials.
  • ITAR and EAR export licensing services, including denied party searches, license preparation, interaction with DDTC, BIS, international customers and freight forwarders, record-keeping.
  • International trade advice relating to international sales, export, import and anti-corruption laws and relationships with commercial and governmental customers, agents, representatives and partners.
  • Unlimited access to all of Orchid’s export-related SOPs, forms and tools.

Jordan Young, a former Remington Outdoor Company employee and General Manager of Dasan USA joined the firm as a key participant of the Managed Export Services program.

Jordan states, “This arrangement allows Orchid to function as our clients’ export services department, giving them ready access to industry-leading services at a fraction of the cost of a full-time compliance manager.”

Jeff Grody leads Orchid’s Managed Export Services team. Before joining Orchid Advisors in 2014, Jeff spent nine years as senior vice president and chief legal counsel at a major industry manufacturer, where he participated in international sales, partnerships and relationships with agents in more than 60 countries worldwide. Previously, Jeff was a partner in Connecticut’s largest law firm. He provides the industry with the rare combination of an attorney who has practiced at the highest levels and a practical businessman with extensive experience in international firearms trade.

“Managed Export Services are another step in our mission to give the industry the services, products and tools to run great compliance programs and help them grow their businesses,” says Jon Rydberg, Orchid Advisors CEO. “Managed Export Services free our clients’ operating personnel to focus on running the business instead of filing licenses. We’ll be are at their sides to provide seasoned commercial and compliance guidance for their international sales, manufacturing, procurement and partnerships. If a company doesn’t export but wants help managing its export compliance program, Managed Export Services can provide a fixed-fee, turnkey solution.”

About Orchid Advisors:

Orchid Advisors helps firearms manufacturers, distributors and retailers achieve compliance and operational excellence through education, technology, software and consulting solutions that reduce risk, cut costs, and provide expert guidance to make our clients’ businesses more successful and efficient. Orchid Advisors is the Firearms Industry’s Trusted Compliance & Operations Experts and is endorsed by NSSF, the National Shooting Sports Association.

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