Export Compliance Training Seminar for U.S. Companies

Course Summary

Join us for this 3-day seminar and gain the confidence and expertise to handle U.S. export regulations effectively, ensuring your company remains competitive and compliant in the global marketplace.

Event Details

24 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities, on-site at your organization, and virtually

Description

The ability to navigate U.S. export regulations is a valuable specialty. This 3-day training program is designed for new and experienced export compliance professionals at all levels to understand the intricacies of U.S. export regulations and procedures administered by the Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury.

Seminar Highlights:

  • Expert Instruction: Learn from highly respected experts with decades of experience in interpreting and navigating U.S. export controls.
  • Comprehensive Coverage: Whether your operations involve Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), or Office of Foreign Assets Controls & Embargoes (OFAC), our training provides the tools you need to manage export activities more efficiently and with reduced risk.
  • Interactive Learning: Engage in a mix of lectures, case studies, and hands-on exercises designed to solidify your understanding and application of export compliance principles.

Who Should Attend

This seminar is appropriate for all export-related job functions (listed below) at U.S. companies as well as affiliates of U.S. companies located outside the United States.

  • Export Compliance Officers
  • Legal Department
  • Traffic Personnel
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Government Liaisons
  • Trade Logistics Personnel
  • Personnel from overseas companies who deal with U.S.-based companies or that purchase U.S.-origin products, components or technology
  • Subsidiaries, affiliates and parents of U.S. businesses

Learning Objectives

By the end of this training, participants will be equipped with the essential knowledge and skills to effectively manage export compliance, ensuring their organizations remain competitive and compliant in the global market.

Course Outline

  1. Introduction to U.S. Export Controls
    a. U.S. Export Control Policy & Primary Regulations (ITAR/EAR/OFAC)
    b. Key Governing Agencies & ITAR Compliance Resources
  2. ITAR Regulated Activities
    a. Exports, Reexports, and Retransfers
    b. Technical Data Releases to Foreign Persons
    c. Defense Services
    d. Temporary Imports & Other Controlled Activities
    e. Prohibited Countries & Ineligible Parties
  3. ITAR Controlled Items
    a. Jurisdiction: ITAR vs. EAR; Definition of “Defense Article”
    b. The U.S. Munitions List & “Order of Review”
    c. “Specially Designed” & Special Classification Issues
    d. Commodity Jurisdiction Determinations
    e. Technical Data in the ITAR & Software Directly Related to Defense Articles
    f. Public Domain Information
  4. ITAR Registration
    a. Registration Requirement & How to Register with DDTC
    b. Obligations of Registrants
    c. Considerations for Designating “Empowered Officials”
  5. ITAR Exemptions
    a. What are Exemptions? / Excluded Items & Countries
    b. Public Shows; Temporary Imports Exemptions
    c. Technical Data Exemptions; Allies Maintenance Exemption
    d. Canada, UK & Australia Exemptions
    e. US Government Exemptions; Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Exemption
  6. ITAR Licenses and Agreements
    a. Licenses vs. Agreements
    b. The Art of the License Application
    c. DECCS / DSP-5 Applications
    d. Marketing & Foreign Person Employment Licenses
    e. License Amendments
    f. Manufacturing License Agreements and Technical Assistance Agreements
    g. Agreement Application & Agreement Guidelines
    h. Scoping Agreements
    i. Sublicensing
    j. Dual/Third Country National Employees
    k. Handling Hardware in Agreements
    l. Warehouse & Distribution Agreements
    m. Agreement Amendments
    n. Government Review Process
    o. Congressional Notification
    p. Checking License Status
    q. Expedited Licensing Programs
  7. ITAR Export Clearance
    a. Destination Control Statement
    b. Automated Export System: Filing Electronic Export Information (EEI)
    c. Routed Export Transactions, Schedule B & HTS Classification
    d. Working with Agents: Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers
    e. Export Clearance Requirements for Hardware, Tech Data, and Defense Services
    f. Exemptions Recordkeeping & Agreement Administration
  8. Recent Developments in the ITAR
  9. Introduction to the EAR
  10. EAR Regulated Activities
    a. Exports, Reexports & In-country Transfers
    b. Non-U.S. Origin Items Produced with U.S. Origin Content or Technical Data
    c. Deemed Exports and Reexports
    d. Other Activities
  11. EAR Classification
    a. Jurisdiction: EAR vs. ITAR; Which Agency Has Authority?
    b. How to Classify an Item: Determining and Reading the ECCN
    c. The Commerce Control List: EAR99, 600-Series, and other ECCNs
    d. Order of Review
    e. “Specially Designed” Definition, Exclusions & Implications
    f. Requesting an Official Classification
    g. Determining ECCN for Technology & Software
    h. Definition of “Export” for Technology and Software
    i. Items Not Subject to the EAR; “Publicly Available”
    j. Fundamental Research / Educational Information / Patent Applications
  12. EAR No License Required
    a. NLR Determination
    b. Using the Commerce Country Chart
  13. EAR License Exceptions
    a. ECCN-based License Exceptions (STA, GBS, LVS, ENC)
    b. Situation-based License Exceptions (RPL, TMP, GOV)
    c. Restrictions on License Exceptions
    d. Technology & Software License Exceptions (TSU, TSR, ENC, TMP)
  14. EAR End-Use and End-User Controls
    a. Prohibited Parties / Embargoed Countries / Proliferation Activities
    b. Military End-Use/User (China, Russia, Venezuela)
    c. Red Flags, EAR General Prohibitions & Antiboycott
  15. EAR Licenses
    a. When and How to Make a License Application to BIS
    b. Special Support Documents & Requirements
    c. SNAP-R / Electronic Filing / License Review Process
  16. EAR Export Clearance
    a. Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) & Automated Export System (AES)
    b. Harmonized Tariff Schedule & Schedule B
    c. Export Documents & Shipping
    d. Special Requirements for 600-Series and 9X515
    e. Destination Control Statement
  17. Recent Developments in the EAR
  18. Compliance Programs
    a. Building an Effective Compliance Program: Models & Structure
    b. Licensing vs. Compliance; Who is Responsible?
    c. Key Elements of a Program
    d. Written Programs & Procedures / Recordkeeping Requirements
    e. Effective Compliance Plans & EMCP Core Elements (BIS)
    f. Resources: Where Can I Go for Help?
    g. Export Compliance Transaction Checklists & Automation
    h. Areas of Frequent Compliance Breakdown

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