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EAR / OFAC Controls on Non-US Transactions Agenda Fall 2017

Overview of US Export Controls

  • US Export Control Policies & Key Control Concepts

  • Comparison to International Regimes & Extra-Territoriality of Rules

  • Primary US Export Control Regulations (EAR / ITAR / OFAC)

EAR Controls on Commercial & Military Items

  • STEP 1:  Controls on US “Person & Subsidiary” Activities

  • STEP 2:  Sensitive US Content Always Subject to Controls

    •    600 Series and 9X515 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

    •    Rules of Second Incorporation

    •    Software Bundling & Technology Reports

    •    “Publicly Available” Software & Technology

  • STEP 4:  Export Control Classification

    •    EAR, Commerce Control List, and ECCNs

    •    Meaning of “Specially Designed” 

    •    Understanding EAR99

    •    Technology & Software Classification

    •    Working with US Suppliers for Classifications

  • STEP 5:  “No License Required” Determination

  • STEP 6:  License Exceptions

    •    Understanding Country Groups

    •    Restrictions on Using Exceptions

    •    List-based & Situational Exceptions

  • STEP 7:  Catch All Controls

    •    Prohibited Parties; Embargoed Countries; Proliferation Activities

    •    Red Flags

    •    China, Russia, & Venezuela Military Catch-All Rule

  • Applying for a Bureau of Industry & Security License

 

US Embargo and EAR Special Country Controls

  • Office of Foreign Assets Controls

  • OFAC Embargoed Countries:  Cuba, Iran, Sudan, Syria & North Korea

  • OFAC Licensing & Approval Policy

  • Other OFAC Sanctions Programs

  • 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

EAR Antiboycott Regulations

  • Relationship to Arab League Boycott on Israel & Other Boycotts

  • Applicability to Transactions Outside the US

  • Prohibitions, Exceptions, & Reporting Requirements

Compliance Programs

  • Considerations & Procedural Approaches

  • USG Compliance Program Recommendations & BIS Core Elements