Live Export Compliance Seminar

Learn the Impact of ITAR, EAR & OFAC Controls on Non-US Companies, Affiliates, and Transactions

March 25-28, 2024- Singapore, Singapore

This seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with an in-depth education on export control regulations administered by the US Departments of State, Commerce, and Treasury as they apply to non-US-based companies who use or resell US-origin products, components, or technology as well as non-US-located affiliates, parents, and subsidiaries of US companies.

US Export Control Reform changes can be a real benefit to your company's business once you understand how to adapt and maximize the benefit of list shifts from USML to CCL and how to apply the new definition of "Specially Designed" in the EAR. Our instructors are widely respected experts in the field of export control compliance with over 30 years of experience in interpreting and applying the rules of the EAR, OFAC, and the ITAR. Expect to leave these seminars with an in-depth understanding of what the current rules are and what you need to do to keep your company compliant.



Certification

ECoP Certification from the World Leader in Export Compliance Training

Get Recognition for Your Export Compliance Expertise and Build Your Professional Credentials

We are renowned as the world leader in U.S. export compliance training programs. With our export compliance seminars, you have always been able to document your participation in our courses - in addition, you can opt to take the Export Compliance Professional (ECoP) certification test (or tests) at course completion to certify your mastery of the concepts.

By taking and passing the certification test(s), you can demonstrate to your employer and colleagues that you have mastered the content and that you have the skills necessary to perform your export compliance duties.

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

Available Certifications:

  • ECoP EAR (EAR Export Controls) renewal credits = 4
  • ECoP ITAR (ITAR Export Controls) renewal credits = 4

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.

Donald Pearce, Principal – Sentinel LLC
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, 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.

Guest Speaker

Frank Debets, Managing Partner, Singapore – PwC
Frank is PwC’s global trade and customs consulting network leader, and the Managing Partner of PwC’s Asian Worldtrade Management Services (WMS) practice, based in Singapore. He is the project and client relationship manager for some of the largest WMS clients, both globally and in the Asia-Pacific region. On top of his managing and coordinating role, Frank advises companies on all aspects of the cross border movement of products, from a tax regulatory as well as logistics perspective.

Frank has worked with many major multinationals to analyze and improve their trade risk management profile and maximize benefits from trade regulatory opportunities. His background is in supply chain management and he combines in his customs and trade work logistical considerations as well as tax and transfer pricing regulations. His focus is on customs valuation, preferential trading rules and export controls.

Frank is the editor of WMS’s bimonthly “Trade Intelligence – Asia” publication. He chairs the Custom and Trade Committee of the EU-ASEAN Business Council, and is an FTA Advisor for IE Singapore. Frank previously chaired EuroCham’s Regional Trade Committee and was an invited member of Singapore’s Customs Advisory Council.

Before transferring to the Asia-Pacific region in 1999, Frank worked in PwC’s London office for six years, and as a Research Associate at INSEAD business school in Fontainebleau.

Frank received a Masters Degree in Econometrics (Operations Management) from the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, Netherlands, as well as a diploma in Systems Analysis from Hull University, UK. He is a member of the UK Institute of Export.

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TWO BACK-TO-BACK SEMINARS:


ITAR Controls on Non-US Transactions
2-DAY SEMINAR - March 25-26, 2024

Learn the ins and outs of compliance with International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) in a format that is easy to digest.

Key Topics Include:
  • Export Controls Overview
  • Controlled Items & Activities
  • Licenses
  • Agreements and US Government Approval
  • Exemptions & Exclusions
  • Special Issues
  • Compliance Programs
  • Export Control Reform (ECR) & Recent Developments
  • ITAR Export Enforcement

EAR/OFAC Controls on Non-US Transactions
2-DAY SEMINAR - March 27-28, 2024

A hands-on approach to complying with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including both export controls and antiboycott regulations, and Treasury Department trade embargoes.

Key Topics Include:
  • Introduction to the Export Administration Regulations
  • EAR Controls
  • Sanctions
  • Compliance Programs
  • Export Control Reform & Recent Events
  • EAR & OFAC Export Enforcement

Daily Schedule:

  • 8:30 AM Registration & Continental Breakfast
  • 9:00 – 12:00 PM Seminar
  • 12:00 PM Lunch
  • 1:00 – 5:00 PM Seminar

Venue

One Farrer Hotel
1 Farrer Park Station Road, 217562
Singapore

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. Rooms are available on a first-come, first-served basis. Book early to ensure availability.

Guest room rate: SDG $270 single/SGD $300 double
To book your room, complete the Reservation Form and return by February 12, 2024.
Event details
Organizer :ECTI
Event type :Training Course
Attendance :Physical Event
Reference :ASDE-24665

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