Strategic Trade Control Specialist
Dr. Anupam Srivastava has varied experience spanning about 25 years, working at the intersection of advanced technology commerce and international security. He currently serves as a Non-Resident Fellow at the Henry L. Stimson Center in Washington, DC, with a focus on providing legal-regulatory assistance to government agencies and hi-tech industry on Strategic Trade Controls (STCs), including legal obligations stemming from UN Security Council Resolution 1540 and related UN & US sanctions. His research and consultative work also examines the impact of technology innovation on control lists and license determination, regulation of FDI and foreign acquisition of domestic hi-tech enterprises, as well as economic benefits of stronger compliance systems for governments and corporations.
This work draws upon his prior stint at the University of Georgia where, as Assistant Director at the Center for International Trade and Security, he directed or worked on multiple projects supported by the US Departments of State & Energy, United Nations (UNSCR 1540 Expert Committee & Office of Disarmament Affairs), and the International Atomic Energy Agency. As part of CITS/UGA and Stimson – he has provided trainings on STC and sanctions compliance topics to inter-agency officials from over 40 countries, and/or enterprise outreach programs for the hi-tech industry – majority of them on projects supported by EXBS/ISN/DOS (Export Control and Related Border Security Program, Bureau of International Security and Nonproliferation, US Department of State) and INECP/NNSA/DOE (International Nonproliferation Export Control Program, National Nuclear Security Administration, US Department of Energy).
Dr. Srivastava is the Founder & CEO of INSTEP USA, LLC that provides consultancy services to government & corporate customers on enhancing strategic trade compliance. In addition, he serves as Vice President (International Strategy & Business Development) of Safe Zone Ltd., which provides software-based technical support for classification of dual-use and munitions items, customized for use by licensing & enforcement agencies in governments, and by compliance units within corporations globally.
He has organized and co-conducted well over 30 enterprise outreach programs in India since 2006, spanning industry from all dual-use categories (nuclear, chemical, biotechnology and aerospace). A distinctive aspect of these events has been that the relevant agencies from the IMWG (Inter-Ministerial Working Group) – that evaluates and issues export licenses – have consistently participated as speakers and supported its dissemination efforts.
Dr. Srivastava previously served as Managing Director of Invest India – the official investment facilitation agency of Government of India, and concurrently served as Assistant Secretary General at FICCI (Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce & Industry). The Invest India team helped expedite regulatory approvals and facilitated implementation of multiple investment projects into India, totaling over $2 billion, as well as with setting up a multi-billion dollar infrastructure-dedicated sovereign wealth fund by the Abu Dhabi Investment Authority. Dr. Srivastava has long-standing professional ties in India. He has served on task forces established by the Govt of India, conducted training programs for the Defense Research & Development Organization (DRDO/MoD), Dept of Atomic Energy (DAE), Dept of Customs & Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO), and conducts outreach programs for the dual-use industry with support from govt agencies, FICCI (India’s largest industry association) and other sector-specific chambers of commerce.
Dr. Srivastava has participated in multilateral forums in over 50 countries globally. Trained in Economics and International Security, he has published widely in academic & policy outlets and maintains an active media profile.