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ITAR/EAR Boot Camp-2 days Seminar
Licensing Under the 600 Series And Understanding Defense Trade Controls

12 September, 2017 - 13 September, 2017, Annapolis, MD, United States

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Compliance with the Federal Regulations is a Critical Component of Your Corporate Strategic Image

Avoid Costly Fines & Penalties Through Your Compliance with and Understanding of the EAR & ITAR.

Basics of the ITAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding the Role of State/DDTC and Export Control Reform (ECR)
  • Order of Review & the Classification Process
  • Specially Designed - Utilizing Catch & Release
  • How to Complete a DSP-5 License
  • Understanding Technical Data & Public Domain
  • Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
  • Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
  • Recordkeeping & Violations

Basics of the EAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & OFAC
  • How the Recent Federal Register Notices (FRN's) Will Affect Your Company
  • The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
  • How to Use the Country Chart & Reasons for Control-The 500 and 600 Series
  • Preparing a License & Letter of Explanation (LOE)
  • License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • Preventing Violations
  • Recordkeeping - Your Responsibilities Under the EAR

"The small group discussions are an extremely effective learning tool. The exercises and small class size are a major plus that keeps us coming back to attend ECS seminars."
Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman

"The venues are always conducive to learning and the quality of instructors as former State Department Licensing Officers is unparalleled."
Program Manager, Military Systems Group


Chart House
300 2nd Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Inn at Horn Point
100 Chesapeake Avenue
Annapolis, MD  21403
(410) 268-1126

Loew's Hotel of Annapolis
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD  21401 rate of $209 per night
  • Tuesday, September 12,  8:30-4:30
  • Wednesday, September 13, 8:30-3:30

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, is a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and has over 15 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).


Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
12 September, 2017
13 September, 2017
Chart House
United States
Training Course


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