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
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This certification benefits you and your company by:
- Demonstrating your achievement in the solid knowledge and application know-how of export compliance regulations
- Providing a systematic framework for a continuing education plan and documentation of your current export regulation mastery
- Creating less export compliance risk for your company
- Helping you to move more quickly along your career path and providing evidence of your skills on your résumé
- ECoP EAR (EAR Export Controls) renewal credits = 4
- ECoP ITAR (ITAR Export Controls) renewal credits = 4
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.
Donald Pearce, Senior Advisor / Global Risk, Monitorship, and Investigations Practice – Torres Trade Advisory
Donald Pearce, a retired Special Agent from the US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), is an experienced investigator and subject matter expert on strategic trade control policy, transnational criminal investigations, export control systems, and national security issues. After 30-plus years of government service in both domestic and international roles, Mr. Pearce established Sentinel LLC; a consultancy focused on the intersection of international trade, technology, geopolitics, and security, and partners with Torres Trade Advisory, to provide guidance that keeps companies safe, compliant, and prosperous.
Before his retirement in 2020, Mr. Pearce served as the acting Unit Chief for Liaison and Interdiction, providing subject matter expertise to international organizations, other government agencies, and industry worldwide. Mr. Pearce was the principal author of the 2016 amendments to the Wassenaar Arrangement’s Best Practices for Export Control Enforcement, drawing on over 30 years of customs and strategic trade control experience. He used his knowledge of cyber investigative and forensics techniques to partner with the FBI on a targeted outreach program focused on export control-related cybersecurity issues, significantly increasing awareness in the industry. His career included prosecuting precedent-setting cases, establishing the Regional Export Control Officer (ECO) position at the US Embassy in Singapore, coordinating successful interdictions of dangerous goods, and protecting the international supply chain through successful public/private cooperative efforts. Singapore was his second overseas tour, as he previously had served as the ECO in Moscow, Russia from 2004 to 2007. From 2001 to 2004, Mr. Pearce was detailed to the FBI-Joint Terrorism Task Force, where he led a criminal intelligence team investigating the 9/11 attacks, as well as contributing to several high-profile counterterrorism cases.
In 2010, Mr. Pearce was awarded the Commerce Department Silver Medal for investigative excellence in the PPG Industries case, which uncovered a conspiracy to supply specialty coatings for an unauthorized nuclear end-use in Pakistan. The resulting $3.75 million in criminal and administrative fines represent one of the largest monetary penalties for export violations in the history of BIS. He also has been awarded the Commerce Department Gold Medal for his participation in protection operations for the Secretary of Commerce during his 2003 visits to Baghdad, Iraq and Kabul, Afghanistan, and a Bronze Medal for his contributions to the Export Control Officer program.
Mr. Pearce holds a Bachelor of Science degree, cum laude, from John Jay College of Criminal Justice, City University of New York.
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TWO BACK-TO-BACK SEMINARS:
ITAR Export Controls
2-DAY SEMINAR - January 15-16, 2024
- 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
- Agreements with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
- Compliance Programs
- Export Control Reform & Recent Developments
- Special ITAR Issues with EXERCISES WORKSHOP
- ITAR Enforcement
EAR & OFAC Export Controls
2-DAY SEMINAR - January 17-18, 2024
- 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
- 8:00 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
- 8:30 – 12:00 PM Seminar
- 12:00 PM Lunch
- 1:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar
DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego DowntownWebsite
1646 Front St, 92101
San Diego, CA, USA
*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 December 15, 2023.
Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.
To book your room, call the hotel at +1 619-239-6800 and mention the ECTI Group, or use the guest room booking link.Guest room rate
: $169/night, standard single/double