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Ruben Pagan

Manager, Trade & Customs

Ruben is a Manager in KPMG’s Trade and Customs practice with extensive experience helping companies understand national and international trade requirements to align their trade functions with business objectives. He has close to 6 years of experience assisting clients with matters ranging from designing large scale end-to-end export control solutions, to the development and implementation of compliance programs, to conducting due diligence related to mergers, acquisitions and divestitures.

Prior to consulting, Ruben was a Compliance Specialist in OFAC at the U.S. Department of the Treasury. While at OFAC, he gave comprehensive guidance to U.S. persons and entities as well as their foreign subsidiaries concerning the restrictions imposed on trade and investment by U.S. economic sanctions.

Ruben’s experience includes:

Advising and managing client’s process of amending current export control and sanctions compliance policy and procedures, as well as designing and delivering tailored export control and sanction compliance training ranging from basic to enhanced function specific training.

Conducting large scale, multi-country sanctioned party list screening processes and procedures, export control classification projects, training, development or enhancement of existing export control and sanctions compliance/screening programs and implementations.

Assisting clients with export license determinations to include deemed export/reexport reviews and draft applications for government authorizations to export controlled products or technologies.

Reviewing, designing and implementing technology control plans and internal controls for export-controlled software and technology.

Analyzing export control and sanctions issues, developing findings and conclusions by applying regulatory requirements and preparing assessment reports for clients.