US Export Controls on Non-US Transactions Seminar

A Practical Guide to Compliance After US Export Reform Changes

Washington, DC, United States

Understand how United States export control rules impact your non-US parents, affiliates & subsidiaries, as well as other non-US businesses 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). 

Current Topics

  • 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
  • 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


US ITAR Defense Trade Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - May 13-14, 2019

ITAR Regulations
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:
  • New ''Specially Designed'' Definition
  • Canada, UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Agreements Requirements

US Commercial & Military Export Controls & Embargoes - 2-DAY SEMINAR - May 15-16, 2019

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


  • CANADIAN LAW: Contrasts and Conflicts - JOHN BOSCARIOL / McCarthy Tetrault (ITAR Seminar)
  • EU LAW: Contrasts and Conflicts  - STEPHAN MULLER / Oppenhoff & Partner (EAR/OFAC Seminar)
  • RECENT DEVELOPMENTS in Export Controls  - KEVIN J. WOLF / Akin Gump (EAR/OFAC Seminar) - Former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration


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.

MELISSA PROCTOR, founder of Miller Proctor Law PLLC in Scottsdale, Arizona, has been advising Fortune 500 companies, small and medium-sized companies, and startups on the full range of issues involving international trade (i.e., export controls, embargoes and economic sanctions, customs laws, anti-corruption compliance, and other government regulations) for over 20 years. Melissa focuses her export practice on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Foreign Assets Control Regulations, and the Foreign Trade Regulations. In terms of her import practice, she advises clients on a wide variety of import and customs compliance issues. Previously, Melissa worked for two international trade boutique law firms and KPMG, served as Senior Corporate Counsel-Compliance for Amazon, and was a Shareholder at the law firm of Polsinelli P.C. Melissa holds an LL.M. in International and Comparative Law from the Georgetown University Law Center, a J.D. from Valparaiso University School of Law, and a B.A. in Spanish and Russian from Indiana University.

JOHN BOSCARIOL is head of McCarthy Tetrault's International Trade and Investment law Group and a partner in the litigation Group. He is ranked as a leader in the field of international trade law in numerous legal directories, and has been identified as one of the top 25 international trade lawyers in the world by Expert Guides to the World's leading lawyers - Best of the Best 2008. Mr. Boscariol is a recognized expert on compliance and enforcement matters with respect to export controls over goods, technology and services, military and defense controls and related programs, economic sanctions, blocking orders regarding foreign extraterritorial measures, Canada's Controlled Goods Program, government contracts, and other trade controls and national security measures. He also advises both private and public sector clients on the application of international trade and investment protection agreements and other international trade matters

KEVIN J. WOLF was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration on February 19, 2010. Prior to his joining the Obama Administration, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bryan Cave LLP. His practice over the course of his nearly 17 years with the firm covered most aspects of the law and policy of international trade, but focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and multilateral trade controls. The Assistant Secretary assists and advises the Under Secretary on the development of policies pertaining to Export Administration issues. The Assistant Secretary also provides overall direction to and management of the national security, nonproliferation, foreign policy, national defense, and strategic industrial resource functions delegated to BIS.

STEPHAN MULLER is a partner at Oppenhoff & Partner. Before joining Oppenhoff & Partner in 2008, Mr. Muller 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. Muller 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.

is a special agent assigned to Homeland Security Investigations (HSI), National Security Division, Counter-Proliferation Investigations Unit located in Northern Virginia. Agent Tafe has 18 years of experience investigating the illegal movement of munitions list items and strategic technology having sensitive civil and military applications to proscribed destinations and entities engaged in onward proliferation. He is a member of the National Security Council's Export Control Reform Task Force where he provides law enforcement insight and guidance as it relates to the Administration's reform effort. Agent Tafe also provides programmatic oversight for HSI's industry outreach effort which is commonly known as Project Shield America and has served as a special agent with the legacy U.S. Customs Service and with the Department of Commerce's Office of Export Enforcement (OEE).

JAMES BARTLETT, J.D., LL.M., LCB, is General Counsel of Promethium Global LLC, has an international law practice in Washington, DC, and is a partner of the international trade audit/advisory, Full Circle Compliance, BV, of Amsterdam and Washington, DC. Jim is also a lecturer at the University of Liverpool (London) for the Executive Master's Degree in International Trade Compliance, and is co-author of the course textbook, United States Export Controls (7th Ed). Jim is author of Bartlett's Annotated International Traffic in Arms Regulation ("BITAR") and Bartlett's Annotated Foreign Trade Regulations ("BAFTR"), editor of SIA's Pocket ITAR, and publisher of the Export-Import Daily Update ("The Daily Bugle"). He was Senior Counsel-Export/Import, for Northrop Grumman Corporation for 10 year

TIMOTHY P. O'TOOLE counsels and defends clients in white collar criminal matters, conducts internal corporate investigations, and represents potential witnesses and targets in government in-vestigations. Between his time at Miller & Chevalier and his time in government service, Mr. O'Toole has been conducting and leading large-scale defense in-vestigations for over 20 years. Although Mr. O'Toole has substantial experience in all areas of white collar practice, his main focus is on economic sanctions and export controls. Mr. O'Toole represents companies and individuals at all stages of the process, including defending enforcement actions brought by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Asset Control (OFAC), the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ).


Embassy Suites Old Town Alexandria
1900 Diagonal Rd
Alexandria, VA 22314

*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 available until April 12, 2019!
Rooms are available on a first come, first served basis.  Book early to ensure availability.  Guest room reservation link.

Guest room rate:  $249/night
To book your room, call the hotel at (800) EMBASSY or (703) 684-5900 and mention the Export Compliance Training Institute group or use the guest room reservation link.