EAR / OFAC Export Controls e-Seminar

e-Seminar for Companies Located in the US

eSeminar, anyplace, anywhere, anytime

Now you can learn at your own pace, when you have time from your desktop...at your home office or at work.

Our e-Seminars are completely updated to reflect all changes thru January 2018.

We have adapted our 2 day comprehensive EAR Export Controls live seminar into an e-Seminar. The training is on a USB drive so you can take it wherever you need to go, no internet access required! e-Seminars combine videos of our highly respected experts John Black, Scott Gearity and Felice Laird alongside the actual PowerPoint presentations shown at our live seminars. Our instructors have over 25 years of experience in the field of US export controls.

EAR Export Controls e-Seminar includes:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Comprehensive searchable PDF manual
  • Promo code for 20% off live seminar tuition
  • 9 hours of comprehensive training broken down into modules (agenda) that can be started and stopped at anytime.


John Black
Principal - BSG Consulting

John R. Black has been involved in US export and trade control matters since 1984. He advises a wide range of US and foreign companies, ranging in size from Fortune 10 to small companies in nearly every industrial sector. He also serves as an expert export control adviser to several major US law firms and their clients, and has advised several foreign governments on US export control matters. Within the export compliance field, he has earned a reputation as one of the leading experts on US export and trade controls.

From 1984 through 1988 he worked for the Bureau of Export Administration, where he was responsible for writing the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and interpreting the EAR for government and industry. From 1988 to the present, Mr. Black has been an export/trade control compliance consultant.

Mr. Black has developed a comprehensive knowledge of the Export Administration Regulations (including the antiboycott provisions), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the trade control regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. He uses his depth of expertise in multiple US trade control regulations to help his clients ensure they comply with the entire scope of US trade controls.

Mr. Black has advised major US exporters on export control internal compliance policies, processes, and procedures. He has also conducted many export control compliance audits for his clients and worked with them to implement remedial measures to address deficiencies found in the audits. Mr. Black has worked with companies involved in export enforcement actions and has helped them to develop comprehensive remedial compliance policies, processes, and procedures which have successfully mitigated the penalties imposed for their violations.

Mr. Black's comprehensive knowledge of US regulations and his understanding of practical business requirements enable him to develop targeted in-house training programs for US and foreign companies. He has been a featured speaker at well over 100 conferences and seminars on US export controls throughout the United States, Europe, and Asia. He has also written numerous articles for various legal and export publications regarding US export/trade controls and has written several books on the subject.

Scott Gearity
Principal - BSG Consulting

Scott Gearity is a Principal of BSG Consulting, bringing over 15 years of consulting, training and corporate export compliance program management experience to bear for his clients.

Mr. Gearity has substantial experience in military, dual-use and commercial export controls. His clients have ranged in size from small start-ups to some of the world's largest companies, with a particular focus on the information technology, telecommunications, networking and software industries.

Mr. Gearity joined BSG from Microsoft Corporation, where he was based in Ireland and managed the company's export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He continues to advise many non-US companies affected by US export controls.

Mr. Gearity holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in international studies and economics from American University. He is a licensed US customs broker.

Felice Laird
Senior Consultant

Felice Laird has over twenty years' experience helping companies comply with the US Export Administration and International Traffic in Arms Regulations.   Felice specializes in transactional work, reviewing clients' product lines to establish licensing requirements and then providing guidance on how best to deal with any government restrictions on export.  Felice is a subject matter expert in encryption export controls and has helped both large and small firms navigate the complex restrictions on data security technologies.

Prior to becoming a consultant, Felice worked at the Department of Commerce in what is now the Bureau of Industry and Security.  She also worked as an International Trade Analyst at the law firm of Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison and as an Export Compliance Administrator for GTE Corp (now Verizon).  

Felice served on the encryption working group of the Presidentís Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration (PECSEA), as well as serving as a PECSEA member during the Bush Administration.  Felice is active in the National Council on International Trade and Development and TechAmericaís Export Committee.  She has a BA from the University of New Hampshire and a MS in International Business from the American University.

EAR Export Controls e-Seminar Modules

Introduction to Export Controls
  • US Export Control Policy
  • Primary US Export Regulations (EAR/ITAR/OFAC)
Controlled Items & Activities
  • What is Subject to Controls?
  • --Hardware, Software, Technology, Technical Data
  • --Reexports
  • --Intra-Country Transfers
  • --Non-US Origin Items with US Origin content or Produced with US Technical Data
  • --Deemed Exports to Foreign Nationals
  • Export Control Regulated Activities
Jurisdiction & Classifications (with Exercises)
  • Jurisdiction: Which List Applies?
  • How Do I Classify an Item?
  • Determining and Reading the ECCN
  • New 600 Series and 9X515 ECCNs
  • "Specially Designed" Definition & Implications
  • Requesting an Official Classification
NLR (No License Required) (with Exercises)
  • NLR Determination
License Exceptions (with Exercises)
  • ECCN-based License Exceptions (STA, GBS, CIV, LVS, TSR, ENC)
  • Situation-based License Exceptions (RPL, TMP, GOV)
  • Restrictions on License Exceptions
  • License Exceptions Issues for 600 Series and 9X515
  • Wassanaar Reporting
Catch All Controls (with Exercises)
  • Prohibited Parties/Embargoed Countries/Proliferation Activities
  • Military End-Use/User (China, Russia, Venezuela)
  • Red Flags
  • EAR General Prohibitions
License Applications
  • When Do I Apply for a License?
  • Making an Application to BIS
  • Special Support Documents & Special Requirements
  • SNAP-R / Electronic Filing
  • License Review Process
Shipping/Docs & Administration
  • Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR)
  • Automated Export System (AES)
  • --Using an Authorized Agent to File
  • --AES Filing Exemptions
  • --600 Series and 9X515 Rules
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule & Schedule B
  • Export Documents
  • Destination Control Statements
  • Special Requirements for 600 Series and 9X515
  • Using the ITAR DCS for EAR Items
  • Customs & Border Protection
Reexports: US Controls on Overseas Activities
  • General Guidelines
  • Who is Responsible for Reexport Compliance?
  • Special Rules for 600 Series and 9X515 US Content
  • Foreign-made Items Incorporating US Parts
  • Foreign-made Items Incorporating US Technology
  • EAR Controls on 600 Series Foreign Made Items
Technical Data & Software
  • "Publicly Available Information"
  • Deemed Exports to Foreign Nationals
  • Internet Exports
  • Relevant License Exceptions (CIV, TSU, TSR, TMP)
  • Cloud Computing: Who is the Exporter?
Internal Control Programs
  • Effective Compliance Plans
  • Resources: Where Can I Go for Help?
  • Export Management & Compliance Program "Core Elements" (BIS)
  • Export Compliance Transaction Checklist
  • Customizing the Program to Suit Your Needs
  • Areas of Frequent Compliance Breakdown
US Embargo Controls
  • Embargoed Country Destinations
  • --Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Russia, Crimea, Other
  • Transactions Subject to Embargo Controls
Export Enforcement
  • What is the Office of Export Enforcement?
  • Enforcement Fines & Penalties
  • Responding to Subpoenas and Investigations
  • Enforcement Case Studies
  • Preventing and Coping With Violations
  • Voluntary Self Disclosure: Points to Consider
Aerospace Issues
  • Aerospace Export Classification
  • Reformed Category VIII Controls on Aircraft
  • Reformed ITAR Controls on Engines
  • New Aerospace ECCNs (9A619, 9A610, 9X604)
  • Other ECCNs for Aerospace
  • Often Overlooked Key ECCNs
  • Special Considerations for Aerospace
  • 6 Prohibitions of Antiboycott Regulations
  • Exceptions
  • Reporting Requiremen
eSeminar details
Supplier : e-ECTI
Venue : Your home or office, USB Drive, Windows Computer
Event type : eSeminar
Reference : ASDE-4588