Past event: Level I - ITAR/EAR Boot Camp

ITAR/EAR Boot Camp: Achieving Compliance

An intensive two-day learning experience focused on the basics of the ITAR and EAR. Seminar Level I focuses on the principles of defense trade controls with practical examples, case studies, and small group discussions and provides attendees with unparalleled insight into the application of export controls..Topics include State/DDTC and the Regulations, Understanding ITAR-Controlled Technical Data, How to Complete a DSP-5, Licensing Non-U.S. Persons, Utilizing ITAR Exemptions, Recordkeeping, and Compliance in the Age of Export Reform.

This comprehensive seminar also focuses on licensing in the 600 Series with case studies and classification exercises. Topics include Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations, The Ten General Prohibitions, How to Use the Country Charts & Reasons for Control, Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R, List Based License Exceptions & Embargoes, How to Use the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), Export Enforcement & Preventing Violations.

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.


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.

Marc Binder is a co-founder and principal partner in the Import / Export Compliance Consulting Firm International Trade Compliance Strategies (ITC Strategies). ITC Strategies (established 2007) is a comprehensive Export and Import Compliance consulting business, which offers a wide range of services from one-time compliance assessments to the development of complete corporate compliance programs.

Prior to joining ITC Strategies, Marc was the Director of Customs Compliance for Goodrich Corporation, where he was responsible for developing and managing the Corporate Customs Compliance program. Prior to joining Goodrich, Marc was Director of Customs and Export Compliance for TRW Automotive, and prior to that he was Manager of Import and Export Licensing and Compliance for Lockheed Martin – Government Electronics Systems in Moorestown, NJ.

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DAY 1 ITAR: Wednesday, February 8th:
  • Test Your Knowledge
  • Understanding State/DDTC and the ITAR
  • The Order of Review, Specially Designed & the Commodity Jurisdiction Process
  • How to Complete an Electronic DSP-5 License
  • Understanding Technical Data & the Public Domain
  • Licensing Requirements for Foreign Person Employees (FPE)
  • ITAR Exemptions
  • Violations & Lessons Learned from Consent Agreements
DAY 2 EAR: Thursday, February 9th:
  • Understanding Commerce/BIS and the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
  • Classification & Reading the Export Control Classification Number (ECCN)
  • BIS Registration, Applying for a License, Preparing a Letter of Explanation (LOE) and U.S. Government Staffing Points
  • License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization
  • EAR & ITAR Recordkeeping & Compliance
  • Due Diligence: Preventing Violations


Clearwater Beach Marriott on Sand Key
1201 Gulf Boulevard, 33767
Clearwater Beach, Florida, USA

Event details
Organizer : ECS
Event type : Training Course
Reference : ASDE-24012