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ITAR Beyond the Basics Seminar
Understanding U.S. Export Controls Basics of the ITAR

18 September, 2013 - 19 September, 2013, Annapolis, MD, United States

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Compliance with the international traffic in arms regulations (ITAR) is the key to succesfull business.

Avoid Costly Fines & Penalties Through Your Compliance with and Understanding of the ITAR.

Topics Include:

ITAR Basics-1 Day

  • Understanding State/DDTC, Commerce/BIS and the Regulations
  • How to Complete an Electronic DSP-5 License
  • Licensing Requirements for Foreign National Employees & Visitors: Required Documents & Badging
  • Working With Technical Data (Lecture and Exercise)
  • ITAR Exemptions
  • Violations & Lessons Learned from Consent Agreements

ITAR Basics & Beyond-2 Days

  • Export Control Reform Background/Status of USML Rewrite
  • Transition Plan/ Paragraph (x)
  • USML Specially Designed
  • Catch and Release
  • Getting Started in SNAP-R
  • The New Definitions
  • 600 Series Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • Reexports and Recordkeeeping
  • Staying Compliant With the CCL and USML
  • How to Utilize EAR License Exceptions


"The small group discussions are an extremely effective learning tool. The exercises and small class size are a major plus that keeps us coming back to attend ECS seminars."
Director of Export Compliance, Northrop Grumman

"The venues are always conducive to learning and the quality of instructors as former State Department Licensing Officers is unparalleled."
Program Manager, Military Systems Group

Venue & Accommodations

Eastport Yacht Club
317 First Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Loew’s Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
Ask for the ECS rate of $229


Suzanne Palmer, President of Export Compliance Solutions, has over 15 years of experience within the State Department and as a Licensing Officer, and 8 years direct experience with the U. S. defense industry. Ms. Palmer specializes in training, interpreting and applying U.S. export control regulations and establishing export compliance programs. She has served on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) and as a Special Compliance Official (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement.

Mal Zerden retired from State/DDTC after 27 years as a Division Chief of USML Category VIII. Mr. Zerden’s division was responsible for licensing defense articles and related technical data for military aircraft where he assisted industry in resolving problems that arose with pending cases and provided guidance on complex licensing scenarios. Mr. Zerden worked closely with principal action officers at other U.S. Government agencies involved in the review and coordination of licensing activities and arms export policy as well as foreign governments and U.S. industry about the regulations and State/DDTC policies and procedures. He participated in numerous export conferences and has spoken on many topics related to defense trade and the ITAR.

Lisa Bencivenga 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 Corp. and The Boeing Company.

Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
18 September, 2013
19 September, 2013
Annapolis, MD
Eastport Yacht Club
United States
Training Course


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