Past event: ECS Webinar Series: How to Use STA Exceptions Effectively

Refresh your knowledge of the ITAR/EAR or become completely export compliance certified - the choice is yours!

Webinar schedule (all times 1:00-2:30 p.m. ET)

Each webinar worth 1.0 CECP credit. Each attendee will receive a log-in, a copy of the presentation, and a certificate of completion.

How to Use the STA Exception Effectively

If you aren't using STA, you need to review the requirements and get on board. Why waste time with licensing when you can use STA!
  • Background use and STA Limitations
  • Requirements for Use
  • Various Conditions to Satisfy
  • Getting the Consignee Statement
  • Conditions to Meet for 600 Series Items Eligibility
  • IS Notice to Applicants


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.

Following a career as in-house legal counsel to various corporations, including a lengthy term as head of the legal department for the US subsidiary of an Italian aircraft manufacturer, Melva opened her own law practice in 2018. The practice is focused on providing practical legal advice to entrepreneurs and businesses of all sizes. The practice offers business clients knowledge and understanding of their organizations, timely legal advice at competitive prices and collaborative professional partnerships.

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Event details
Organizer : ECS
Event type : Webinar
Reference : ASDE-24809