In the immediate aftermath of September 11, 2001, the United Nations Security Council obliged the member states to implement comprehensive measures with th goal of combatting international terrorism. According to the resolutions, all companies and persons participating in international economic life are required to take "appropriate and reasonable organisational measures" to ensure that direct or indirect business contacts with a group of persons and companies listed by the UN and the EU cannot take place. In Switzerland, the resolutions were implemented within the framework of a federal law "on the implementation of international sanctions (Embargo Act)”.
As part of the implementation of anti-terrorism measures, a new term was created to define the measures to be implemented. The term "compliance" describes the measures to implement the resolutions. With the introduction of compliance, a new dimension of regulations has been created that goes far beyond the export controls known to date. In the past, the control was based on licensing requirements and country embargoes, but compliance affects all companies and organisations without exception. As a result, no more "free goods and services" exist.
The market offers dedicated systems for customs, security, compliance and blacklist screening solutions from specialised software providers. Thanks to cooperation with third-party providers experienced in the field of compliance, SISA enables its customers to export in conformity with compliance requirements.