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

7 October, 2013 - 8 October, 2013, Seattle, WA, United States

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

Monday, October 7th - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Tuesday, October 8th - 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Topics Include:

  • Export Control Reform Background/Status of USML Rewrite
  • How the Transition Plan and Paragraph (x) Affects Your Agreements and  Licenses
  • Review of the USML Categories  VI, VII, VIII, XIII, XI &XX
  • How to Classify the New 600 Series on the CCL
  • Defining Specially Designed:The Catch-and-Release Approach
  • The New Definitions: How to Interpret and Use Them
  • Overview of the Changes to License Exceptions TMP, RPL, GOV & TSU & New Country Groups
  • How to Use the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) Exception
  • Important Tips for a Successful Transition to Export Reform
  • How to Successfully Complete the 748P Form In SNAP-R
  • Staying Compliant with the New Regulations


"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

Seattle Marriott Waterfront
2100 Alaskan Way
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 443-5000
Ask for the ECS rate of $229

The agenda is available as PDF under downloads at the right side of the page.


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 where he served for a long time as Division Chief of USML Category VIII. Mr. Zerdenís 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 in the Department of State and other U.S. Government agencies involved in the review and coordination of licensing activities and arms export policy. He also met with foreign government and U.S. industry representatives to discuss the ITAR and other State/DDTC policies and procedures. Over the span of his career at State, Mr. Zerden participated in numerous export conferences and has spoken on many topics related to defense trade and the ITAR.


Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
7 October, 2013
8 October, 2013
Seattle Marriott Waterfront
United States
Training Course


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