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Carol Fuchs

GE Corporate, International Law & Policy
Executive Counsel, International Trade Regulation
Washington, DC, USA


Carol Fuchs joined General Electric in July 2009.  She is part of the Global Government Affairs & Policy group based in Washington, DC.  She has responsibility for managing GE’s trade control and sanctions program across all business units globally. 

For the previous five years, Carol served as Tyco’s International Trade Counsel, responsible for managing Tyco’s worldwide import/export compliance program.  Previously, Carol was Vice President and Director, Global Trade Compliance, at Motorola where she managed Motorola’s trade compliance programs worldwide.  At Motorola, she received the Office of General Counsel Award for Professional Excellence.  From 1979 until 1988, Carol served as legal counsel to the U.S. Defense Fuel Supply Center, where she was awarded the Meritorious Civilian Service Award.

Carol serves on the Commerce Department’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC).  She also serves on the State Department’s Advisory Committee for International Economic Policy (ACIEP) Sanctions Subcommittee and previously served on the Department of Homeland Security Committee on Homeland Security and Export Controls.  She completed two terms serving on the U.S. Commercial Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) advising high-level government officials (Treasury and Department of Homeland Security) on customs issues and new trade programs.  Carol serves on the Board of Directors of the National Council for International Trade Development (NCITD) and previously served on the Board of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI).  She is an active leader of the Coalition for Excellence in Export Controls (CEEC), a voluntary trade group developing “best practice” global standards.  She is a frequent public speaker at conferences worldwide and she has facilitated several industry group benchmarking sessions.

She graduated with honors from Carleton College (mathematics) and received her law degree with honors from Georgetown University.   She is admitted to practice law in Washington, DC, California and Arizona.

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