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EAR and ITAR Bootcamp Seminar

6 February, 2014 - 7 February, 2014, Orlando, FL, United States

Basics of the EAR: Licensing Under the 600 Series


ITAR Basics: Understanding Defense Trade Controls

EAR Basics Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions
  • Reasons for Control & Country Charts
  • Overview of the EAR-Part 748
  • How to Use the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • SNAP-R Licenses & CCATS
  • Embargoed Countries, End Users of Concern, Prohibited End Users
  • Export Enforcement & Preventing Violations

ITAR Basics Topics Include:

  • The New Order: Understanding the Role of State/DDTC and Commerce/BIS
  • Classification & Following the Order of Review
  • Specially Designed - Utilizing Catch & Release
  • Understanding Technical Data & Public Domain
  • How to Complete a DSP-5 & Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
  • Drafting a Successful Agreement
  • Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
  • Recordkeeping/Ten Steps to 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

Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
1500 Epcot Resorts Blvd.
Lake Buena Vista, FL 32830
407-934-4000 - Ask for the ECS rate of $209

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 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.

Jennifer Saak has 17 years of experience in export controls compliance and scientific research at Fortune 500 companies. Her expertise is in the U.S. Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and economic sanctions (OFAC) with a focus on commodity and technology classification, deemed exports, and technology control plans. .Jennifer was the Technology Trade Compliance Leader for SABIC where she created and led a team responsible for developing export compliance processes for sites located in 10 different countries. She created a global classification processes for a portfolio of uncontrolled and controlled technologies regulated by multiple ECCN's and designed and delivered training on export control compliance for teams based in the United States, Europe, Saudi Arabia, India, China, and Japan.

Karma E. Ruiz, Licensed Customs Broker, specializes in Customs and FDA compliance, duty audits, drawbacks, compliance programs, security and logistics management for both TSA and C-TPAT. Ms. Ruizís background includes post entry work, comprehensive duty audits, drawback program set-up, C-TPAT certifications for several large importers and forwarders, logistics management, and US Customs issue resolution. Karma is active on the board of directors with the Florida Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association and has worked on security program development for TSAís CCSP and regulatory compliance programs as well as acted as a customs broker training instructor.


Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
6 February, 2014
7 February, 2014
Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin Resort
United States
Training Course

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