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ITAR/EAR Boot Camp-2 days Seminar

17 September, 2014 - 18 September, 2014, Annapolis, MD, United States

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Understanding Defense Trade Controls

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

Basics of the EAR Topics Include:

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions
  • How to Use the Country Charts & Reasons for Control
  • Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R
  • List Based License Exceptions & Embargoes
  • How to Use the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
  • Export Enforcement & Preventing Violations

Basics of the ITAR Topics Include:

  • The New Order: Understanding the Role of State/DDTC and Commerce/BIS
  • Classification & the Order of Review
  • Specially Designed-Catch& Release
  • Understanding ITAR-Controlled Technical Data
  • How to Complete a DSP-5
  • Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
  • 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 & Accommodation

Eastport Yacht Club
317 First Street
Annapolis, MD 21403

Loew’s Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD 21401
(410) 263-7777
Ask for the ECS rate of $169.00 per night


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
17 September, 2014
18 September, 2014
Eastport Yacht Club
United States
Training Course


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