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Washington DC 2018 Reexports ITAR Agenda

(2 Day Seminar)  SEMINAR MAIN PAGE

Day 1


 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM



 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM

Day 2


 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM


ITAR Overview

  • US Defense Trade Policy

  • Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)

  • Arms Export Control Act (AECA)

  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • Compliance Resources and Information

Controlled Items & Activities

  • ITAR-Controlled Items

    • Defense Articles

    • Technical Data

    • Defense Services

    • United States Munitions List (USML)

    • The Meaning of “Specially Designed”

    • Identifying ITAR-Controlled Items

    • Significant Military Equipment (SME)

    • Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Requests

    • Controls on Non-US-Origin Items Containing US-Origin Content

    • Controls on Non-US Items Produced Using US Technology

  • ITAR-Controlled Activities

    • US Exports

    • Retransfers and Reexports

    • Brokering of Defense Articles

    • Manufacturing of Defense Articles Outside the US

    • Name Changes, Mergers and Acquisitions

  • Prohibited Countries and Nationals

ITAR Licenses

  • Types of DDTC Licenses

  • Supporting the US Exporter’s Licensing Efforts

  • General Correspondence (GC) and Retransfer Approvals for Non-US Companies

Agreements and US Government Approval

  • Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs)

  • Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs)

  • Warehouse and Distribution Agreements (WDAs)

  • Structuring Agreements

  • Licensees and Sublicensees

  • Dual and Third Country Nationals

    • Options for Authorization

    • Exemption for Employees

    • NDA Requirements

  • US Government Approval

    • Approved Licenses and Provisos

    • Changes After Approval

    • End-Use Checks

    • Application Processing

    • Expedited Licensing Programs

ITAR Exemptions and Exclusions

  • Exemptions Available to US Exporters

  • NATO+ Retransfer Exemption

  • Country Based Exemptions: Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom

  • Public Domain and Basic Marketing Information Exclusions

Special Issues

  • Exporting Defense Articles to the US

    • Permanent Imports into the US

    • Temporary Imports into the US (Including Repairs)

  • Brokering

    • Who is a Broker?

    • Brokering Activities

    • Prior Approvals

    • Reporting

  • Extra-Territorial Application

  • Political Contributions, Fees and Commissions

The Canadian Perspective (John Boscariol / McCarthy T├ętrault)

  • The impact of new sanctions policies under the Trump Administration on the interaction of US and Canadian trade controls

  • How do key differences in US and Canadian sanctions administration and enforcement affect your operations?

  • How does Canada control the export of US-origin goods and technology?

  • "Damned if you do, damned if you don’t": Navigating conflicting US and Canadian laws on trade with Cuba

  • How can you comply with both US EAR deemed export/reexport rules and Canadian employment and human rights laws?

  • Continuing challenges in the interaction of ITAR and Canada’s Defence Production Act (Controlled Goods Regulations)

Homeland Security Investigations Update (Christopher Tafe / Homeland Security Investigations)


Enforcement of the ITAR

  • Enforcement Agencies and Methods

  • Fines and Penalties

  • Disclosures

  • Enforcement Case Studies

Export Control Reform & Recent Developments

  • Export Control Reform (ECR) Background and Objectives

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

  • License Transition Rules and Transition Process

  • Other Recent and Significant Changes to the ITAR

ITAR Compliance Programs

  • Considerations for Developing an Internal Export Compliance Program

  • Risk Assessment Considerations

  • Types of Procedural Approaches

  • Key Elements of a Compliance Program

  • US Government Compliance Program Recommendations