US - ITAR and EAR & OFAC Export Controls Seminar

Get Key Insights on ITAR Defense Trade Controls and EAR Export Controls

November 8-11, 2021- Alexandria, VA, United States

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and Office of Foreign Assets Controls & Embargoes (OFAC) Explained - complete with all Export Control Reform (ECR) Changes and New Administration Priorities:

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 ECR changes and potential coming changes from a new administration and what they could mean for your compliance programs. Reform 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 ITAR to the 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, and reduce the risk of inadvertently violating the law, giving your organization a competitive advantage and a compliance program on solid footing.

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

TWO BACK-TO-BACK SEMINARS:

ITAR Export Controls  - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 8-9, 2021

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

EAR & OFAC Export Controls - 2-DAY SEMINAR - November 10-11, 2021

  • Introduction to the EAR
  • Controlled Activities
  • Classification with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • Technology/Software Classifications with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • No License Required (NLR) with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • License Exceptions with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • End-Use & End-User Controls with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
  • 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

Health & Safety Notice:

The health and safety of our customers and employees is of critical importance. With respect to COVID-19, we are committed to returning to offer live seminars only when this can be done responsibly in the current global, national, and local environments. At our live events, we are instituting several protocols and guidelines to promote the health and safety of our valued participants. All attendees will be required to follow our event safety protocols in order to protect themselves and other participants. We continue to monitor the COVID-19 situation, and we are committed to meet or exceed applicable guidelines or requirements to ensure the safety of our attendees and speakers. Due to COVID-19, seating is limited.

Instructors

Scott Gearity, President – ECTI, Inc.
Scott Gearity brings nearly 20 years 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 ECTI from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls.

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, Partner – ITC Strategies

Gregory Creeser is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting.

Prior to joining ITC Strategies, Gregory Creeser held the position of Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrich Corporation’s Washington Operations Office. In this position, Greg was responsible for assisting the export and import compliance programs, and international trade requirements for 3 major sectors with over 100 facilities located throughout the United States and overseas.

Prior to Goodrich, Greg worked for four years as the Corporate Manager for Export and Import Compliance within TRW’s Washington Operations office.

Greg 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. In that role Greg adjudicated export applications relating to categories I, II, III, XI and XII as well as Commodity Jurisdiction requests. Prior to his days as a licensing officer, Greg spent 8 years with the State Department’s Office of Administration, traveling internationally with various Presidential administrations to arrange the financial and logistic requirements for foreign policy visits made by the Executive Branch.

Greg held the position of President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006, a volunteer non-profit educational organization dedicated to the education of the export community on all aspects of technology transfer. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications Director, and Conferences Director for SIA.

Greg has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars both in the US and Internationally on Export Issues.

Greg received his Bachelor of Science degree in Political Science and Economics from Texas A&M University in 1987.

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 8:30 – 12:00 PM Seminar
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar

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Venue

Embassy Suites Alexandria Old Town
1900 Diagonal Rd, 22314
Alexandria, VA, USA
Hotel Phone: +1 703-684-5900
Website

*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 ends October 8, 2021.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.

Guest room rate: $184/night (+ tax) standard single/double
To book your room, contact the hotel at 1-800-362-2779 and provide ECTI’s group code, EC1, or use the guest room booking link.

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