ITAR/EAR Symposium Managing Compliance Complexities

September 14-15, 2021- Annapolis, MD, United States

Critical Compliance: How to classify your products as a result of Export Control Reform (ECR). 2 Days of hands-on training with scenarios and exercises to assist the student in learning jurisdictional classification. Topics include 8 Steps to Self Classify on the EAR Scenario/Exercise, Order of Review, Specially Designed, Utilizing CCAT's, Self Classify on the ITAR, Conducting Internal Audits and a Comprehensive Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA) workshop.

Compliance With the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Are the Keys to Succesful Business Operations.

Avoid Costly Fines & Penalties Through Your Compliance with and Understanding of the ITAR and EAR.

Program

DAY 1: Tuesday, September 14th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Key Note Presentation: Phil Kuhn, Special Agent, Washington Field Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
  • What You Need to Know About OFAC Sanctions
  • The Importance of the Military End User (MEU) List
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Compliance Programs
  • How to be an Effective Empowered Official

DAY 2: Wednesday, September 15th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Workshop-Drafting the Exemplary Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA)
  • The Blue Lantern Program and How it Affects Your License Submissions
  • Developing Export Compliance Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Comparison of ITAR Exemptions & EAR Exceptions
  • Advisory Opinions & Reexports
*agenda topics and timing are subject to change


"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

Instructors

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.

Lisa Bencivenga has has over twenty years of varied experience in export/import licensing and compliance issues with major defense contractors. She has had the leading role in developing and implementing internal compliance programs, providing regulatory guidance, instituting license databases, training personnel at all corporate levels, conducting audits requested by clients and/or directed by the U.S. Department of State, coordinating investigations and working closely with legal departments while administering the full spectrum of corporate international export/import activities. She has several years of experience in space-related export issues which includes obtaining and implementing complex licensing arrangements related to spacecraft and launch activities as a result of her employment with Orbital Sciences Corporation and The Boeing Company.

Program

DAY 1: Tuesday, September 14th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Key Note Presentation: Phil Kuhn, Special Agent, Washington Field Office, U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement (OEE)
  • What You Need to Know About OFAC Sanctions
  • The Importance of the Military End User (MEU) List
  • Avoiding Pitfalls in Compliance Programs
  • How to be an Effective Empowered Official

DAY 2: Wednesday, September 15th:
10AM - 4PM with 30 minute break for lunch at 12:30
  • Workshop-Drafting the Exemplary Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA)
  • The Blue Lantern Program and How it Affects Your License Submissions
  • Developing Export Compliance Policies, Procedures and Work Instructions
  • Comparison of ITAR Exemptions & EAR Exceptions
  • Advisory Opinions & Reexports
*agenda topics and timing are subject to change

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Venue

Chart House
300 2nd Street, 21403
Annapolis, MD, USA

Hotels:
Hilton Garden Inn
174 West St
Annapolis, MD 21401
410-990-1100
Hotels.com rate of $135

Graduate Hotel
126 West St
Annapolis MD 21401
Hotels.com rate of $153