US Export Controls Seminar

Alexandria, VA, United States

This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with a comprehensive education on complying with United States export regulations. We will review recent Export Control Reform (ECR) changes as well as new trade and enforcement priorities from the Trump administration and what they could mean for your compliance programs. ECR changes have relaxed the controls on some defense-related items and technology, but made understanding and complying with the regulations even more complicated. The shift of many military and space items from the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) obliges exporters to learn the challenging ins and outs of the EAR. There is good news in the fact that the complex rules impose significantly fewer compliance burdens and fewer compliance-based export delays.

Expect to leave these seminars with an understanding of the rules that will allow you to minimize any delays in your exports, minimize your costs of compliance, reduce the risk of inadvertently violating the law, and give your organization a competitive advantage and a compliance program on solid footing.

Learn about these RECENT CHANGES and more...

  • Understanding the Order of Review
  • How to export to China in compliance with the EAR
  • Specially designed: the meaning and practical application
  • Potential controls on emerging and foundational technologies and other consequences of the Export Control Reform Act
  • Taking advantage of license exceptions
  • The latest Export Control Reform-driven control list changes
  • Sanctions updates -- Cuba, Iran, Russia, and mores

Who should attend?

  • Export Compliance Officers
  • Legal Department
  • Traffic Personnel
  • Customer Service Representatives
  • Government Liaisons
  • Trade Logistics Personnel
  • Personnel from overseas companies who deal with US-based companies or that purchase
  • US-origin products, components or technology
  • Subsidiaries, affiliates and parents of US businesses


ITAR Defense Trade Controls  - 2-DAY SEMINAR - March 2-3, 2020

  • Overview of US Export Controls
  • ITAR Controlled Activities
  • Controlled Activities
  • Technical Data
  • Registration and Empowered Officials
  • Exemptions
  • Licenses
  • Agreements
  • Administration
  • Compliance Programs
  • Export Control Reform & Recent Developments
  • Special ITAR Issues
  • ITAR Enforcement

EAR & OFAC Commercial & Military Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - March 4-5, 2020

  • Introduction to the EAR
  • Controlled Activities
  • Classification
  • Technology/Software Classifications
  • No License Required (NLR) with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • License Exceptions
  • End-Use & End-User Controls
  • License Applications
  • Export Clearance
  • Compliance Programs
  • Export Control Reform (ECR) & Recent Developments
  • Reexports: When Do US Rules Apply Outside of the US?
  • US Embargo Controls
  • EAR Export Enforcement

''Great! I will definitely recommend this course throughout Lockheed Martin - especially liked the whole ''ITAR perspective'' in addressing commerce issues and jurisdiction issues in product classification.''
Catherine Walters-Shaw, Manager Export/Import, Lockheed Martin, Chicago, IL 2009 US Export Controls Seminar
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.

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.

MARC BINDER is a partner with ITC Strategies. Prior to joining ITC Strategies, Marc was the Director of Customs Compliance for Goodrich  Corporation, where he was responsible for managing the Corporate Customs Compliance program. Prior to that, Marc held trade compliance management positions at TRW and Lockheed Martin - Government Electronics Systems. Marc is a former two term member of the Department of Commerce Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) and a former three term member of the Department of State, Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). Marc is a member of the Board of Directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA), where he is a Director of Planning and Education. Marc is a licensed Customs Broker, and is certified in the field of Hazardous Materials Transportation. Marc holds a bachelor's degree from Villanova University and has graduated from the Wharton Management Program, University of Pennsylvania.


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

Guest room rate: $249/night: standard single/double

To book your room, call the hotel at 1 (800) EMBASSY and mention the Export Compliance Training Institute group or use the guest room booking link.

*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 February 10, 2020. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis.

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Event details
Organizer : ECTI
Event type : Training Course
Reference : ASDE-21646