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ITAR/EAR Boot Camp-2 days Seminar

9 April, 2014 - 10 April, 2014, Charleston, SC, United States

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Basics of the EAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions
  • Reasons for Control & Country Charts
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  • License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • How to Prepare a SNAP-R applications and USG Staffing
  • Export Enforcement & Preventing Violations
  • Recordkeeping under the EAR

Basics of the ITAR 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 Technical Assistance or Manufacturing License Agreement
  • Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
  • Recordkeeping & the 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 & Accommodation

Marriott Charleston
170 Lockwood Boulevard
Charleston South Carolina 29403
Ask for the ECS rate of $189


Suzanne Palmer, President, Export Compliance Solutions, is a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and has over 15 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman's 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 in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

Mal Zerden was the Division Chief of the Aircraft Division in the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. During his 27 years in DDTC, Mr. Zerden either licensed or supervised the licensing of almost every category covered by the USML. He reviewed the work of licensing analysts and signed off on Commodity Jurisdiction requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He interpreted the ITAR for Customs officials (CBP and ICE) and trained officers from those organizations. He provided support to law enforcement organizations and testified at trials that involved violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).

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. Ruiz’s 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 TSA’s CCSP and regulatory compliance programs as well as acted as a customs broker training instructor.

Event details

Export Compliance Solutions
9 April, 2014
10 April, 2014
Marriott Charleston
South Carolina
United States
Training Course


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