U.S. Export Controls Seminars – April 17, 18, 19, 2012
Topics To Be Covered & Daily Agenda
Each of the three one-day programs address a specific subject of export compliance. The “Who Should Attend” section will help determine if it is appropriate for you. All times are approximate.
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Tuesday, April 17, 2012: Essentials of U.S. Export Controls
This is an intensive, fast-paced, one-day program that covers the key information you need to know to comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Counselors and other professionals from the Bureau of Industry and Security will cover the major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports.
8:00am-8:15am: Welcome and Overview of Seminar
8:15am-10:00am: The Export Administration Regulations and You
10:15am-12:00pm: Commerce Control List & Country Chart
1:00pm-2:00pm: License Exceptions
3:00pm-3:30pm: Export Clearances & Recordkeeping
3:30pm-4:15pm: Export Management Compliance Program
4:15pm-4:30pm: Closing Remarks/Q&A/Program Concludes
Who Should Attend?
Experienced exporters – this course moves at a faster pace than the two-day programs and is a good “refresher” course for individuals who are already familiar with some export control subjects or for those who want an accelerated course.
Wednesday, April 18, 2012: How To Develop an Export Management & Compliance Program (EMCP)
This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP). Every organization needs an EMCP that uniquely addresses their organization-specific requirements. An EMCP includes both the operational export compliance policies and procedures an organization implements and a written set of guidelines that captures those policies and procedures.
The purpose of an EMCP is to ensure:
An organization’s EMCP should be appropriate to the scope of its export and re-export activities and to its business circumstances. There is no generic, off-the-shelf, one-size-fits-all EMCP that could completely cover the great variety of different industries and business characteristics. By developing an organization-specific compliance program that is appropriately tailored to the nature of an organization’s export and re-export activities, an organization can implement an effective compliance program that works well. Factors such as the size of an organization, the end-use and sensitivity of products, the geographic location of business and customers, the relationships with business partners, volume of exports, product restrictions, and complexity of internal export processes will influence how an organization structures its operational EMCP.
For more information on the core elements of an effective Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP), please click here.
For an example EMCP audit self-assessment tool, please click here.
Agenda topics for this seminar include:
Note: The information presented in this program is not a legal requirement of the EAR. It is intended to give informational advice and guidance based on industry best practices in the field of compliance.
8:30am-8:45am: Welcome and Introduction
8:45am-9:45am: Element 1 – Management Commitment
10:00am-10:20am: Element 2 – Continuous Risk Assessment
10:20am-10:40am: Element 3 – A Formal Written EMCP
10:40am-11:00am: Element 4 – Training and Awareness
11:15am-12:00pm: EMCP Business Case Review
1:30pm-2:15pm: Element 5 – Pre/Post Export Compliance
2:15pm-2:30pm: Element 6 – Deemed Exports
2:50pm-3:30pm: Element 7 – Recordkeeping Requirements & Element 8 – Export Compliance Monitoring and Auditing/Assessing
3:30pm-4:00pm: Element 9 & Element 10 – Handling and Reporting of Compliance Problems and Corrective Actions
4:00pm-4:30pm: Wrap-Up/Questions/Program Concludes
Who Should Attend?
Anyone who is currently exporting or who is thinking about exporting – it is recommended to take “Essentials of U.S. Export Controls” as a prerequisite but it is not required.
Thursday, April 19, 2012: Complying with International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR)
This full day program is designed for those who export (or temporarily import) defense articles, defense services, or technical data. The program is intended to enhance participants' understanding of the role of the DDTC in licensing exports (and temporary imports) of defense (munitions) articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). Specific topics to be covered will include:
8:15am-9:00am: DDTC Overview/Update
9:00am-9:30am: DDTC Definitions
9:30am-10:00am: Commodity Jurisdiction
10:15am-10:45am: Registration and Eligibility
10:45am-12:00pm: License Preparation and Exemptions
1:00pm-1:45pm: Agreements Preparations
1:45pm-2:15pm: License Review Process
2:30pm-3:00pm: Common reasons for RWA
3:00pm-3:30pm: Compliance Overview
3:30pm-4:30pm: Wrap-Up/Questions/Program Concludes
Who Should Attend?
This program is designed for those who export (or temporarily import) defense articles, defense services, or technical data. The instructors are export policy and licensing specialists from the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.