This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with an in-depth education on export control regulations administered by the US Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury (EAR, ITAR & OFAC) as they apply to ASIA-PACIFIC and other non-US-based companies who use or resell US-origin products, components, or technology as well as NON-US-LOCATED affiliates, parents, and subsidiaries of US companies.
US Export Control Reform changes can be a real benefit to your company's business once you understand how to adapt and maximize the benefit of list shifts from USML to CCL and how to apply the new definition of "Specially Designed" in the EAR. Our instructors are widely respected experts in the field of export control compliance with over 30 years of experience in interpreting and applying the rules of the EAR, OFAC, and the ITAR. Expect to leave these seminars with an in-depth understanding of what the current rules are and what you need to do to keep your company compliant.
TWO BACK-TO-BACK SEMINARS:
ITAR Controls on Non-US Transactions - 2-DAY SEMINAR - July 4-5, 2022
Learn the ins and outs of compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in a format that is easy to digest.Key Topics Include:
- Export Controls Overview
- Controlled Items & Activities
- Agreements and US Government Approval
- Exemptions & Exclusions
- Special Issues
- Compliance Programs
- Export Control Reform (ECR) & Recent Developments
- ITAR Export Enforcement
EAR/OFAC Controls on Non-US Transactions - 2-DAY SEMINAR - July 6-7, 2022
A hands-on approach to complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including both export controls and antiboycott regulations, and Treasury Department trade embargoes.Key Topics Include:
- Introduction to the Export Administration Regulations
- EAR Controls
- Compliance Programs
- Export Control Reform & Recent Events
- EAR & OFAC Export Enforcement
Health & Safety Notice:
The health and safety of our customers and employees is of critical importance. With respect to COVID-19, we are committed to returning to offer live seminars only when this can be done responsibly in the current global, national, and local environments. At our live events, we are instituting several protocols and guidelines to promote the health and safety of our valued participants. All attendees will be required to follow our event safety protocols in order to protect themselves and other participants. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are committed to meet or exceed applicable guidelines or requirements to ensure the safety of our attendees and speakers. Due to COVID-19, seating is limited.
INSTRUCTORSScott Gearity, President – ECTI, Inc.
Scott Gearity brings nearly 20 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients.
Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use, and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking, and software industries.
Mr. Gearity joined ECTI from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls.
Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.
Donald Pearce, Principal – Sentinel LLC
Donald Pearce, a retired Special Agent from the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), is an experienced investigator and subject matter expert on strategic trade control policy, transnational criminal investigations, export control systems, and national security issues. After 30-plus years of government service in both domestic and international roles, Mr. Pearce established Sentinel LLC; a consultancy focused on the intersection of international trade, technology, geopolitics, and security, to provide guidance that keeps companies safe, compliant, and prosperous.
Before his retirement in 2020, Mr. Pearce served as the acting Unit Chief for Liaison and Interdiction, providing subject matter expertise to international organizations, other government agencies, and industry worldwide. Mr. Pearce was the principal author of the 2016 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement’s Best Practices for Export Control Enforcement, drawing on over 30 years of customs and strategic trade control experience. He used his knowledge of cyber investigative and forensics techniques to partner with the FBI on a targeted outreach program focused on export control-related cybersecurity issues, significantly increasing awareness in the industry. His career included prosecuting precedent-setting cases, establishing the Regional Export Control Officer (ECO) position at the US Embassy in Singapore, coordinating successful interdictions of dangerous goods, and protecting the international supply chain through successful public/private cooperative efforts. Singapore was his second overseas tour, as he previously had served as the ECO in Moscow, Russia from 2004 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Pearce was detailed to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he led a criminal intelligence team investigating the 9/11 attacks, as well as contributing to several high-profile counterterrorism cases.
In 2010, Mr. Pearce was awarded the Commerce Department Silver Medal for investigative excellence in the PPG Industries case, which uncovered a conspiracy to supply specialty coatings for an unauthorized nuclear end-use in Pakistan. The resulting $3.75 million in criminal and administrative fines represent one of the largest monetary penalties for export violations in the history of BIS. He also has been awarded the Commerce Department Gold Medal for his participation in protection operations for the Secretary of Commerce during his 2003 visits to Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan, and a Bronze Medal for his contributions to the Export Control Officer program.
Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.
- 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 9:00 – 12:00 PM Seminar
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar
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VenueOrchard Hotel Singapore
442 Orchard Road, 238879
*The cost of accommodation is not included in the seminar tuition.
A limited block of guest rooms at the venue hotel is reserved for seminar participants. Group rate ends March 10, 2022.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.
Guest room rate: Grand Deluxe: S$238 single/S$258 double or Premier: S$253 single/S$273 double; Room rates inclusive of daily buffet breakfasts and internet access.
To book your room, call the hotel at +65 6735 7575, email: GroupRes.OHS@millenniumhotels.com
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