Our business has many global aspects, and we need to understand and abide by special laws and regulations that apply to the import and export of products and associated information. These laws address verifying the eligibility of a sale to a customer or country, obtaining required licenses and permits, submitting certain forms and paying all proper duties and taxes.
Additionally, the United States and other governments use economic sanctions and trade embargoes to promote various foreign policy and national security objectives, for example drug trafficking and terrorism. Transactions with these restricted countries, individuals and/or organizations are prohibited.
You should never participate in any transaction or negotiation without fully understanding these laws, regulations, sanctions and embargoes. This includes boycotts fostered by foreign countries or organizations, intended to restrain trade or promote a boycott of customers or suppliers located in a country friendly to the United States or persons, firms, or corporations from the United States.
Consequences for violating trade laws and regulations are severe for both our company and the individuals involved, including the loss of export privileges and possible civil and/or criminal penalties. If you are involved in the transfer of goods or services across national borders on behalf of Tyson, you must comply with these laws and regulations, regardless of where you are located. Always consult with the Legal Department if you’re entering into international trade activities and are uncertain of the country’s requirements.