Selling firearms and ammunition internationally, especially to governmental customers, carries with it significant anti-bribery risk under the U.S. Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, the U.K. Bribery Act and other anti-corruption laws. Spotting the anti-corruption risk associated with international transactions, intermediaries and end users can be very hard. Clear written procedures for due diligence of intermediaries, end users and transactions are very important, but there’s no substitute for experience.

Orchid Advisors professionals have been involved in firearm or ammunition sales from the U.S. to more than 55 countries in the last ten years and we advise clients on these issues every day. We can:

  • Provide you with standard operating procedures for conducting international sales to commercial and governmental customers.
  • Advise you on how to conduct due diligence on intermediaries, end users, transactions and help you determine with whom you should and shouldn’t do business.
  • Prepare rules of conduct for your international sales personnel and foreign intermediaries governing meals, entertainment, gifts and travel associated with sales visits to customer countries, pre-delivery inspections and other sales and customer-relations activities.

How Do We Engage Orchid?

It all starts with a simple email or a phone call. During our first no-cost discussion we’ll ask questions to better understand your needs, your timeline and business objectives. Our team of experts will provide recommended next steps with no-obligation to you.

How Much Does It Cost?

We price our services for every budget and there is no set cost. We don’t believe in price gauging and would prefer to work with you, as your partner, than not. We understand that the firearms industry has many different sized companies and we aspire to continue serving all of you. Don’t hesitate to ask us about pricing or mention your pricing thresholds.