ITAR / EAR: Managing Complexities

Start Dates:

Start Date 1: 03/25/2020 8:00 am

Locations:

Location Course 1: Park City, Utah

Course Length:

2

Cost:

$1295

Summary:

Building on knowledge gained from the ECS Boot Camp while focusing on critical compliance issues this two-day, hands-on, knowledge-sharing event teaches attendees how to classify products as a result of Export Control Reform (ECR). Utilizing scenarios and exercises to teach jurisdictional classification, attendees also learn how to establish a solid export compliance program. Topics include 8 Steps to Self-Classify on the EAR Scenario/Exercise, Order of Review, Specially Designed, Utilizing CCATs, Self-Classify on the ITAR, Conducting Internal Audits and a Comprehensive Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) workshop.

Course Outline:

Day 1:  Establishing a Compliance Program

  • ITAR/EAR Developments & Trends for 2020
  • Developing Export Compliance, Procedures & Work Instructions
  • Managing Foreign Person Employees & Guests
  • Monitoring International Business Travel
  • Comparison of ITAR Exemptions & EAR Exceptions
  • Advisory Opinions & Reexports
  • Keeping Required Records & Filing Mandatory Reports

Day 2:  Drafting Agreements & Auditing

  • Agreement Workshop – Drafting the Agreement & Gathering Attachments
  • How to Draft the Transmittal Letter
  • Reviewing the Compliance Process – Audits
  • Are You Secure: Compliance Risks in the Cloud
  • Reporting Voluntary Self Disclosures Under the ITAR & EAR
  • Examining a Violation & US Government Recommendations

Instructors:

  • Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman’s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

  • Mal Zerden was the Division Chief of the Aircraft Division in the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. During his 27 years in DDTC, Mr. Zerden either licensed or supervised the licensing of almost every category covered by the USML. He reviewed the work of licensing analysts and signed off on Commodity Jurisdiction requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He interpreted the ITAR for Customs officials (CBP and ICE) and trained officers from those organizations. He provided support to law enforcement organizations and testified at trials that involved violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

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