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Government and
Trade Controls

Many countries place strict legal requirements on companies that do business with the government. When selling to, negotiating with or working with government customers, it is critical that you abide by these requirements. These rules are often much stricter and more complex than those that govern P&G sales to commercial customers.

If your work involves government contracts, you must know and follow the particular rules that apply to your work.

P&G operates globally and has to comply with special laws and regulations for the import and export of products and technical data.

Exports can include the physical movement of a product, software, equipment, technology or piece of information to another country. An export can also occur when technology, technical information, service or software is disclosed or provided to a citizen of another country, regardless of where the person is located.

  • Before engaging in any type of export, you must verify the eligibility of both the location of delivery and the recipient.

  • You also must obtain all required licenses and permits, accurately complete all required documentation and pay all proper duties.

Imports, or bringing goods into another country, are also subject to various laws and regulations. These may require the payment of duties and taxes, as well as the submission of documentation. P&G has very detailed policies and procedures for those that work in this area, which you must follow.

If you have any questions about P&G’s import and export policies and procedures, please contact the iTrade team or the Ethics & Compliance Office.

P&G operates globally and has to comply with special laws and regulations for the import and export of products and technical data.

Economic sanctions and trade embargoes are tools used by governments to further various foreign policy and national security objectives and they can change frequently and on short notice. P&G has systems and processes in place to help you comply with these, but if you are unsure whether a transaction complies with applicable sanctions, you should contact the Ethics & Compliance Office.

  • Various governments have enacted laws that prohibit companies from participating in or cooperating with any international boycott that the government does not approve.

  • If you receive a request to participate in any way with an international boycott, or suspect you have received such a request, you must immediately report the request to the Ethics & Compliance Office.

  • Note that such a request might be a specific request to comply (or agree to comply) with the boycott rules of a territory, or it may be to give a certification that products, or the owner or shipper is not a boycotted or “blacklisted” entity.

Government and Trade Controls