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EAR / OFAC Seminar Agenda

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Registration: 8:00 AM
Program: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Overview of Export Controls

  • US Export Control Policy & Primary US Export Regulations (EAR/ITAR/OFAC)
  • EAR Jurisdiction & Resources

Controlled Items & Activities

  • Controlled Items: Hardware, Software, Technology
  • Reexports & In-country Transfers
  • Non-US Origin Items Produced with US Origin Content or Technical Data
  • Deemed Exports to Foreign Nationals
  • Other Export Control Regulated Activities

Jurisdiction & Classifications (with Exercises Workshop)

  • Jurisdiction: EAR vs. ITAR
  • How To Classify an Item: Determining and Reading the ECCN
  • New 600 Series and 9X515 ECCNs
  • “Specially Designed” Definition, Exclusions & Implications
  • Requesting an Official Classification

NLR (No License Required) (with Exercises Workshop)

License Exceptions (with Exercises Workshop)

  • ECCN-based License Exceptions (STA, GBS, CIV, LVS, ENC)
  • Situation-based License Exceptions (RPL, TMP, GOV)
  • Restrictions on License Exceptions
  • License Exceptions Issues for 600 Series and 9X515
  • Wassenaar Reporting

Catch All Controls (with Exercises Workshop)

  • Prohibited Parties/Embargoed Countries/Proliferation Activities
  • Military End-Use/User (China, Russia, Venezuela)
  • Red Flags & EAR General Prohibitions

License Applications

  • When and How to Make a License Application to BIS
  • Special Support Documents & Requirements
  • SNAP-R / Electronic Filing / License Review Process

Shipping/Docs & Administration

  • Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) & Automated Export System (AES)
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule & Schedule B
  • Export Documents 
  • Special Requirements for 600 Series and 9X515
  • Destination Control Statements
  • Customs & Border Protection



Program: 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Export Control Reform and Recent Events 

  • Understanding the New Approach to US Munitions List Categories
  • The Most Recent USML to CCL List Shifts
  • Existing License/Agreement Transition Rules
  • Changes to Important EAR Definitions
  • Latest EAR & OFAC Updates

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 or Technology

Technical Data & Software

  • “Publicly Available Information” & Deemed Exports to Foreign Nationals
  • Internet Exports & Cloud Computing
  • Relevant License Exceptions (CIV, TSU, TSR, TMP)

Internal Control Programs

  • Effective Compliance Plans & Core Elements (BIS)
  • Resources: Where Can I Go for Help?
  • Export Compliance Transaction Checklists
  • Areas of Frequent Compliance Breakdown

US Embargo Controls

  • Embargoed Country Destinations
    • Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria, North Korea, Crimea
  • Transactions Subject to Embargo Controls

Export Enforcement

  • Enforcement Fines, Penalties & Case Studies
  • Subpoenas, Investigations & Voluntary Self Disclosures
  • Preventing and Coping With Violations

Aerospace Issues

  • Aerospace Classification & Reformed Controls
  • Reformed ITAR Controls on Engines
  • New Aerospace ECCNs (9A619, 9A610, 9X604)
  • Unique Classification Issues & Challenges


  • 6 Prohibitions of Antiboycott Regulations
  • Exceptions & Reporting Requirements