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US Export Controls on Non-US Transactions Seminar
A Practical Guide to Compliance After US Export Reform Changes

16 October, 2017 - 19 October, 2017, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Understand how United States export control rules impact European and other non-US businesses

United States trade control laws and regulations impact companies that use or resell US-origin products, components, or technology. The US Government can impose serious penalties for US and non-US companies who fail to comply with the extra-territorial US rules (including monetary fines, a loss of US Government contracts, or a complete ban from receiving any US items).

New in 2017

  • New and updated definitions of key ITAR and EAR terms
  • Rapidly evolving US sanctions policies
  • Important changes in the treatment of dual and third country national employees of Non-US companies
  • Change in US presidential administration means new enforcement priorities


  • ITAR U.S. Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 16-17- October 2017
  • EAR / OFAC U.S. Commercial & Military Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 18-19 October 2017

"The quality of the training is very high. The trainers were able to take a very tough topic and made it interesting and easy to understand. The flow of the presentation was excellent."
Alan Ng UNIX Security and Compliance Engineer T-Systems, Singapore Seminar attendee


ITAR U.S. Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 16-17 October 2017

Learn the ins and outs of compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in a format that is easy to digest.


  • New “Specially Designed” Definition
  • Canada, UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Agreements Requirements

EAR / OFAC U.S. Commercial & Military Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 18-19 October 2017

A hands-on approach to complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including both export controls and antiboycott regulations, and Treasury Department trade embargoes.

  • Persons and Items Subject to US Jurisdiction
  • US De Minimis Content Calculation
  • EAR Classifications
  • EAR Controls on Military Items

You will learn:

  • How US export rules impact a wide range of transactions outside the US
  • How the US enforces these export regulations on non-US companies
  • Practical methods of complying with US export regulations

Who Should Attend:

  • Non-US companies that deal with US-based companies
  • Companies and governments that purchase US-origin products, components or technology 
  • Non-US subsidiaries, affiliates, and parent companies of US businesses
  • US Companies that need to know how the US rules apply to, and impact, their parents, subsidiaries and affiliates located outside of the US


Hilton Amsterdam
Apollolaan 138
1077 BG, Amsterdam

*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 participant. Rooms are available on a first-come / first-served basis. Guest room reservation cut-off date is October 1, 2017. Book early to ensure availability.  

Guest room rate:  €249 single/ €269 double (includes breakfast and 6% VAT; City Tax is excluded) Book your guest room by calling +31 (0) 20 710 6005 and referencing the Export Compliance Training Institute group or utilize the Personalized Group Booking Web Page.The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.GREGORY  CREESER is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting. Prior to joining ITC Strategies as a compliance consultant, Mr. Creeser held the position of Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrich Corporation’s Washington Operations Office. Mr. Creeser began his career in the export arena by serving for 2 years as a licensing officer within  the  Office of Defense Trade Controls at the  Department of State. Mr. Creeser held the position of President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications  Director, and Conferences Director for SIA. Mr. Creeser received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987

Scott M. Gearity is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over a decade of consulting, training and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients. Mr. Gearity has substantial  experience in military, dualuse 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 BSG 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.

Stephan Müller (invited) is a partner at Partner - Oppenhoff & Partner. Before joining Oppenhoff & Partner in 2008, Mr. Müller was a partner at Linklaters LLP since 2001. He specializes in public law with Export Control forming a major part of his practice. Stephan advises national and international corporations on all national, EU and US law related compliance and permitting issues, including representation before courts and in administrative proceedings. He lectures on export control law at the University of Applied Sciences, Cologne. Mr. Müller speaks at national and international conferences and has published articles on many aspects of export controls.  The JUVE handbook on German ­commercial law firms has identified him as a “leading name” in his field of expertise for many years now.


Event details

Export Compliance Training Institute - Live Seminars
16 October, 2017
19 October, 2017
Hilton Amsterdam


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