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ITAR Basics Seminar

15 July, 2013 - 16 July, 2013, San Francisco, CA, 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:

  • Export Control Reform-Background & Status of USML Rewrite
  • The New Order: Understanding the Role of State/DDTC and Commerce/BIS
  • Registration and How to Classify a Product
  • Step-by-Step Process--How to Apply for a License
  • Agreements Workshop - Utilizing the UPDATED Electronic Guidelines for Drafting Technical Assistance Agreements
  • Defining Technical Data & Public Domain
  • ITAR Exemptions to Utilize NOW
  • Foreign National Employees and Visitors-Licensing and Badging
  • Compliance and Recordkeeping
  • The 10 Elements of Compliance

"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

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
500 Post Street
Corner of Post and Mason
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 771-8600

JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
500 Post Street
Corner of Post and Mason
San Francisco, CA 94102
(800) 605-6568
Ask for the ECS rate of $219 per night


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, is a former Licensing Officer at State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) who served over 15 years with the State Department and has over 10 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman 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, providing the best training and interpretation to successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and to assist companies establish export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has served on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) and was appointed as a Special Compliance Officer (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. Zerdenís division was responsible for licensing defense articles and related technical data for military aircraft. He also assisted industry in resolving problems that arose with pending cases and provided guidance on complex licensing scenarios. He 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.

Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
15 July, 2013
16 July, 2013
San Francisco, CA
JW Marriott San Francisco Union Square
United States
Training Course


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