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Washington DC 2018 Reexports EAR/OFAC Agenda

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Day 1


 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM



 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Day 2


 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


Overview of US Export Controls

  • US Export Control Policies

  • Key Control Concepts

  • Comparison to International Control Regimes

  • Primary US Export Control Regulations

    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

    • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)

    • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions Regulations

  • Extra-Territoriality of Rules

EAR Controls on Commercial & Military Items

  • Step 1: Controls on US Person and Subsidiary Activities

  • Step 2: Sensitive US Content Always Subject to Controls

    • 600-series and 9X515 Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) Sensitive Content

    • United States Munitions List (USML) Content

    • Foreign Direct Products of US Technology

  • Step 3: US Content De Minimis Rules

    • De Minimis Calculations for Hardware, Software and Technology

    • Rule of Second Incorporation

    • Software Bundling and Technology Reports

    • “Publicly Available” Software and Technology

    • EAR Order of Review

    • Commerce Control List

    • Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs)

    • 600-series and 9X515 ECCNs

    • The Meaning of “Specially Designed”

    • Understanding EAR99

    • Technology and Software Classification

    • Working with US Suppliers for Classifications

  • Step 4: Export Control Classification

    • Understanding Country Groups

    • Restrictions on all License Exceptions

    • List-based Exceptions

    • Situational Exceptions

    • Prohibited Parties

    • Embargoed Countries

    • Proliferation Activities

    • Red Flags

    • China, Russia and Venezuela Military Catch-All Rule

  • Step 5: “No License Required” Determination

  • Step 6: License Exceptions

  • Step 7: Catch All Controls

  • Applying for a Bureau of Industry and Security License

US Embargo and EAR Special Country Controls

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control

  • OFAC Comprehensively Embargoed Countries: Cuba, Iran, and Sudan

  • OFAC Licensing and Approval Policy

  • Other OFAC Sanctions Programs

  • EAR Special Country Controls: North Korea and Syria

  • US Sanctions on Russia and the Crimea Region of Ukraine

  • Specially Designated Nationals

Export Control Reform & Recent Events

  • Objectives of US Export Control Reform (ECR)

  • Latest List Shifts: Military Items Changing from ITAR to EAR Jurisdiction

  • Handling Existing Licenses & Approvals

  • Transitioning to New Rules

  • ECR Action Items

  • Latest Significant Changes to the EAR

Export Enforcement

  • How US Rules are Enforced Outside the US

  • Corporate and Personal Fines and Penalties

  • Enforcement Case Studies

  • Preventing Violations

  • Voluntary Disclosures to the US Government

  • Successor Liability

EAR Antiboycott Regulations

  • Relationship to Arab League Boycott on Israel and Other Boycotts

  • Applicability to Transactions Outside the US

  • Prohibitions and Exceptions

  • Reporting Requirements

Compliance Programs

  • Considerations for Developing a Corporate Export Compliance Program

  • Types of Procedural Approaches

  • US Government Compliance Program Recommendations

  • BIS Export Management and Compliance Program Core Elements

  • Additional Compliance Program Suggestions

A Comparison of US Rules to EU Rules (Stephan Müller / Oppenhoff & Partner)

  • Conflicts between US law requirements and EU legal requirements, in particular:

    • Antiboycott

    • Anti-discrimination

    • Data Protection

  • Deviating views on embargo countries, in particular:

    • Iran

    • Cuba