ITAR/EAR Boot Camp: Achieving Compliance

Tampa, FL, United States

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.

Space is limited, so register now

Basics of the ITAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding the Role of State/DDTC
  • Export Control Update & OFAC
  • Order of Review & Commodity Jurisdiction
  • 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
  • Record Keeping Must Do's
  • ITAR Consent Agreements & Violations to Avoid
  • Scenarios and interactive exercises both days!

Basics of the EAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
  • Reading the ECCN, Reasons for Control & Country Charts
  • Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R
  • License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • Due Diligence: Preventing Violations
  • Recordkeeping & Compliance Under the EAR
Small group exercises are offered on both days.

"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


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), with 20 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).

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DoubleTree Beach Resort
17120 Gulf Boulevard, 33708-1443
Tampa, North Redington Beach, Florida
TEL: +1-727-391-4000
FAX: +1-727-397-0699

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Room rates:
$184 -City View
$212- Gulf View
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Event details
Organizer : ECS
Event type : Training Course
Reference : ASDE-21622