US Export Controls on Non-US Transactions Seminar

Singapore, Singapore

Understand how United States export control rules impact Asia-Pacific 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 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
  • The Trump Administration:  New enforcement and regulation priorities
  • 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 for complying with US export regulations


ITAR U.S. Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 27-28 May 2019

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 - 29-30 May 2019

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

Who Should Attend:

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

"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
JOHN R. BLACK is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984.  He advises US and foreign companies, law firms, and governments on US export controls and has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984-88 he worked for the US Commerce Department where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact  military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100  conferences  around  the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject. Mr. Black is a certified Export Compliance Professional (ECoP) on both the EAR and the ITAR

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, 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 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. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

SCOTT ANDERSON is the Bureau of Industry  and  Security  (BIS)  Regional  Export  Control  Officer  (ECO)  attached  to  the Commercial Section of the US Embassy in Singapore. Serving as the principal Embassy advisor on strategic trade control issues, Mr. Anderson builds and maintains good relationships with regional governments and industries. Conducting prelicense and post-shipment verifications of US goods and technology is one of his main responsibilities. This is Mr. Anderson's first year as Regional ECO under the ECO program offered by the Office of Enforcement Analysis, BIS. Mr. Anderson began his career with BIS back in 2004, where he served as a Senior Special Agent with the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) in the United States. In 2013, Mr. Anderson was recognized by OEE as the Special Agent of the Year. In the same year, he was presented the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director's Award, Department of Defense  Counterintelligence Team Award, and National Intelligence Meritorious Unit Citation for dismantling a foreign  military  procurement network of Military & National Security controlled US-origin integrated circuits. He also received the Commerce Department Gold Medal consecutively for two years in 2013 and 2014.  Mr. Anderson holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Criminal Justice from the California State University at Stanislaus

TATMAN R. SAVIO is a partner with Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP and a registered foreign lawyer in the  firm's  Hong Kong office. She counsels clients on US law and policy affecting international trade and business, including export control laws, sanctions programs, customs laws, anticorruption laws, anti-money laundering laws, antiboycott regulations, and foreign investment in the United States. Ms. Savio has assisted clients in a diverse range of industries, including aerospace, agriculture, defense, energy, engineering and construction, entertainment, financial services, high technology,  logistics and freight-forwarding, medical products, mining, private equity, public policy and academic research,  retail, and telecommunications. Ms. Savio received her B.A. with highest distinction in political and social thought from the University of Virginia in 2000. She received her J.D. with honors in 2005 from the University of Texas School of Law.


Novotel Clarke Quay
177A River Valley Rd
Singapore 179031

*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. Rooms are available on a first-come/first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.

Guest room rate: S$230 single (inclusive of breakfast buffet & internet access; exclusive of taxes and service charge)

Book your guest room by calling +65 6338 3333 and refer to Export Compliance Training Institute Group.