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US Commercial Export Controls and Embargoes & US Defense Trade Controls Seminar

6 May, 2013 - 9 May, 2013, Montréal, Canada

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Understand how United States export control rules impact Canadian businesses

United States trade control laws and regulations impact companies who use or resell US-origin products, components or technology. The US Government can impose serious penalties for US and non-US companies who fail to comply with the extraterritorial US rules (including monetary fines, a loss of US Government contracts, or a complete ban from receiving any US items).

These seminars offer practical explanations and advice on what the rules are and how they impact companies outside the United States. They also cover Canadian export controls, economic sanctions and military product and technology controls, subject to differing and sometimes conflicting Canadian and U.S. requirements. Expect to leave these seminars with an in-depth understanding of what you need to do to keep your company compliant.


  • US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 6-7 May 2013
  • US Defense Trade Controls - 2 DAY SEMINAR - 8-9 May 2013


You Will Learn :

  • How US export rules impact a wide range of transactions outside the US
  • How the US enforces these export regulations on non-US companies
  • Practical methods of complying with US export regulations


This is the second time I have attended this seminar within the past 4 years. It is as good and informative as the first time. All materials and contents are appropriately updated. ..this seminar is full value for the fee!
Stig Ottesen, Trade Compliance Manager FLSMIDTH A/S Copenhagen, Denmark


US Commercial Export Controls & Embargoes - 2-DAY SEMINAR - 6-7 May 2013

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


  • Persons and Items Subject to US Jurisdiction
  • US De Minimis Content Calculation
  • Export Classification, NLR and License Exception Determination
  • Denied Party, Red Flag and Proliferation Screening
  • China Military Catch-All Rule
  • Technical Data Reexports and Deemed Reexports, Third Country Nationals
  • Office of Foreign Assets Control Regulations and EAR Special Country Controls: Iran, Cuba, Sudan, Syria, Iraq, North Korea
  • US Antiboycott Regulations
  • Export Enforcement and Compliance Programs
  • Key Canadian Controls & Conflicts

US Defense Trade Controls - 2 DAY SEMINAR - 8-9 May 2013

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


  • Overview of US Defense Trade Controls
  • ITAR Controlled Items & Activities
  • License, Exemption and Agreements Requirements
  • Supporting US Exporters Licensing Efforts
  • Technical Data Considerations
  • Dual Nationals and Third Country Nationals
  • Sublicensing of ITAR Technical Data
  • Brokering and Canadian Exemptions, Fees and Commissions
  • Returning Defense Items to the US
  • Canadian Controlled Good Program
  • ITAR Conflicts with Canadian Human Rights Law
  • Agreements Guidelines Requirements


Who Should Attend:

Canadian companies who deal with US-based companies or that purchase US-origin products, components or technology. Includes subsidiaries, affiliates, and parents of US businesses.

  • Trade compliance officers
  • Legal department
  • Traffic personnel
  • Administrators
  • Customer service representatives
  • Government liaisons
  • Trade logistics personnel


Le Centre Sheraton Montréal
1201 Boulevard Réné-Lévesque West
Montréal, QC, HSB 2L7 Canada
Telephone: 514 878 2048
Reservations: 800 325 3535

Special room rate for seminar attendees: $229.00/night (single/double)
The discounted room rate is available until 16 APRIL, 2013


  • John R. Black is a Principal of BSG Consulting and has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises US and foreign companies, law firms and governments on US export and has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts in the field. From 1984–88 he worked for the US Commerce Department, where he wrote the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreted it for government and industry. He uses his comprehensive knowledge of the US rules that impact military and commercial companies to help his clients stay in compliance without missing legitimate business opportunities. He has been a featured speaker at over 100 conferences around the world and has written numerous articles and several books on the subject. Mr. Black is an accredited Export Compliance Professional (ECOP) on both the EAR and the ITAR.
  • Scott M. Gearity is a Principal of BSG Consulting. Scott joins BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he held a variety of international trade compliance roles. Prior to joining Microsoft, Mr. Gearity was a consultant at two boutique Washington-based export control consulting firms, MK Technology and Export Strategies, LLC. Mr. Gearity’s clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world’s largest companies, in industries including software, computer hardware, telecommunications, aerospace, and energy. Mr. Gearity is practiced in designing and implementing compliance programs, integrating controls into enterprise resource planning systems, conducting audits, and seeking export authorizations from government agencies. Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is also a licensed US customs broker. 
  • Gregory Creeser is a partner with International Trade Compliance Strategies and a consultant to BSG Consulting. Prior to joining ITC Strategies as a compliance consul tant, Mr. Creeser held the position of Corporate Director for International Trade Compliance with Goodrich Corporation’s Washington Operations Office. Prior to Goodrich, he worked for four years as the Corporate Manager for Export and Import Compliance within TRW’s Washington Operations offic Mr. Creeser held the position of President of the board of directors of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) from 2004-2006. He also held the positions of Vice President, Communications Director, and Conferences Director for SIA. He has spoken at numerous conferences and seminars both in the US and Internationally on Export Issues.
  • John Boscariol is head of McCarthy Tétrault’s International Trade and Investment Law Group and a partner in the Litigation Group. He is ranked as a leader in the field of international trade law in numerous legal directories, and has been identified as one of the top 25 international trade lawyers in the world by Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers - Best of the Best 2008. Mr. Boscariol is a recognized expert on compliance and enforcement matters with respect to export controls over goods, technology and services, military and defense controls and related programs, economic sanctions, blocking orders regarding foreign extraterritorial measures, Canada’s Controlled Goods Program, government contracts, and other trade controls and national security measures. He also advises both private and public sector clients on the application of international trade and investment protection agreements and other international trade matters.


Event details

Export Compliance Training Institute - Live Seminars
6 May, 2013
9 May, 2013
Le Centre Sheraton Montréal
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