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US Export Controls e-Seminars (for US Companies)

Our e-Seminars are updated to reflect regulation changes through June 2019.

This e-seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with a comprehensive education on complying with regulations administered by the US Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury, and what the recent changes mean for their compliance programs.

Export Control Reform (ECR) changes have relaxed the controls on most defense-related items and technology, but made understanding and complying with the regulations even more complicated. The shift of most military and space items from the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) to the EAR (Export Administration Regulations) forces exporters to learn the highly complicated ins and outs of the EAR. The good news is that the complex rules impose significantly less compliance burdens and fewer compliance-based export delays. So if you learn these rules, you will be able to export sooner and reduce the costs of compliance, giving you a competitive advantage.


ITAR Controls e-Seminar
(for US Companies)

ITAR e-Seminar Modules
ECoP® ITAR renewal credits = 4

$650.00 (first e-Seminar)
50% off quantities 2-5 of this item

EAR/OFAC Controls e-Seminar
(for US Companies)

EAR e-Seminar Modules

ECoP® EAR renewal credits = 4

$650.00 (first e-Seminar)
50% off quantities 2-5 of this item

SAVE $205 with Package

Both ITAR & EAR/OFAC e-Seminars
(for US Companies)

 EAR & ITAR renewal credits = 4 each

$1095.00 (first e-Seminar)
50% off quantities 2-5 of this item

Each e-Seminar Purchase 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 that can be started and stopped at any time

We have adapted our 2 day comprehensive live seminars into e-Seminars. The training is on a USB drive so you can take it wherever you need to go, no internet access required! Preview an e-Seminar Now 

e-Seminars combine videos of our highly respected experts John Black and Scott Gearity alongside the actual PowerPoint presentations shown at our live seminars. Both instructors have over 25 years of experience in the field of US export controls. View customer reviews


Who Should Purchase:

  • US companies, universities, research laboratories, and government entities that need to understand how US export rules (EAR, ITAR & OFAC) apply to, and impact, their organization in the US and around the world
  • Global trade compliance personnel who need to understand how the US rules apply to their operations in the United States
  • Non-US Companies and governments that want to understand how the US rules impact their US-based business partners and their US-based operations
  • Compliance and legal personnel from all of the above who seek current, practical, organized, and comprehensive instruction on the US regulations, including enforcement efforts, licensing, and incorporating export compliance best practices that will help to avoid costly violation


e-Seminar Instructors


  • e-Seminars are not compatible with Mac Computers. e-Seminars can be viewed for a period of 6 months on 2 different computers. Please review our End User License Agreement
  • ECTI provides a 100% money-back guarantee if an e-Seminar won’t operate due to a non-correctable technology issue not addressed here.

ITAR Controls (for US Companies)
e-Seminar Modules

Introduction to Defense Trade Controls

  • Key Governing Agencies
  • ITAR Compliance Resources

What Does the ITAR Control?

  • ITAR Controlled Activities
  • Release to Foreign Persons
  • Defense Service Issues
  • Easy to Forget Licensable Transactions

Jurisdiction:  What is a “Defense Article”?

  • Jurisdiction:  EAR vs. ITAR
  • The New US Munitions List
  • How to Read New USML Categories
  • ITAR “Specially Designed” Definition & Implications
  • Special Classification Issues
  • Commodity Jurisdiction Determinations

Registration and Empowered Official Issues

  • How to Register with the DDTC
  • Registration-Related Issues
  • Considerations for Designating “Empowered Officials”

ITAR Special Restrictions

  • Prohibited Countries
  • Prohibited / Ineligible Parties
  • SME “Significant Military Equipment”
  • Highly Restricted Items
  • Congressional Notification Issues
  • Red Flags

ITAR License Exemptions

  • What are Exemptions?
  • Excluded Items & Countries
  • Important ITAR 123-16 Exemptions
  • The Canadian Exemptions
  • UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Exemption

ITAR Licenses

  • Licenses vs. Agreements
  • The Art of the License Application
  • D-trade
  • DSP-5 Applications
  • Foreign Person Employee License
  • Marketing Licenses

ITAR Agreements

  • MLAs / TAAs / Warehouse & Distribution Agreements
  • Agreement Application
  • Agreement Guidelines
  • Drafting the Technical Scope for Agreements
  • Dual/Third Country National Employees
  • Sublicenses
  • Government Review Process & Checking License Status
  • DDTC Authorizations Options Across Program Phases

ITAR Administration, Documents & Shipping

  • Shipping & Export Documentation
  • Freight Forwarders & Customs Brokers
  • Temporary Licenses
  • AES
    • Filing Electronic Export Information (EEI)
    • Wait Times & AES Responses
  • Schedule B & HTS Classification
  • Certification Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Amendments

Special ITAR Issues

  • Brokering: Requirements, Registration, Prior Approval & Reporting
  • Political Contributions, Fees & Commissions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Technical Data

  • Definition of Technical Data
  • Exclusion for Basic Marketing Information
  • Exclusion for General System Description
  • Public Domain Issues
  • Exemptions

ITAR Internal Control Programs

  • Building an Effective Compliance Program
  • Licensing vs. Compliance
  • Who is Responsible?
  • Written Programs & Procedures
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Hand Carried Shipments
  • Customizing Procedures to Match Your Situation
  • Special Issues for Tech Data & Software

ITAR Enforcement

  • Enforcing Agencies: US Customs & Border Protection
  • Enforcement Methods, Fines & Penalties
  • What Constitutes an ITAR Violation?
  • Personal Liability for Civil Penalties
  • Responding to Subpoenas & Investigations
  • If You Find a Violation…
  • Voluntary Self-Disclosure Considerations
  • Case Studies:  Recent Enforcement & Audit Actions

EAR / OFAC Controls (for US Companies)
e-Seminar Modules

Introduction to the EAR

  • US Export Control Policy & Primary Regulations (ITAR / EAR / OFAC)
  • Roadmap to Parts of the EAR

Controlled Activities

  • Controlled Items / Activities: Commodities, Software, and Technology
  • Exports, Reexports & In-country Transfers
  • Non-US Origin Items Produced with US Origin Content or Technical Data
  • Deemed Exports and Reexports
  • Other Regulated Activities


  • Jurisdiction: EAR vs. ITAR; Which Agency Has Authority?
  • How to Classify an Item: Determining and Reading the ECCN
  • The Commerce Control List: EAR99, 600-Series, and other ECCNs
  • Order of Review
  • “Specially Designed” Definition, Exclusions & Implications
  • Requesting an Official Classification

Technology & Software Classifications

  • Determining ECCN for Technology & Software
  • Definition of “Export” for Technology and Software
  • Items Not Subject to the EAR; “Publicly Available”
  • Fundamental Research / Educational Information / Patent Applications

No License Required (NLR)

  • NLR Determination
  • Using the Commerce Country Chart

License Exceptions

  • 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
  • Technical Data & Software License Exceptions (TSU, TSR, ENC, TMP, CIV)
  • Wassenaar Reporting

End-Use & End-User Controls

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

License Applications

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

Export Clearance

  • Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) & Automated Export System (AES)
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule & Schedule B
  • Export Documents & Shipping
  • Special Requirements for 600-Series and 9X515
  • Destination Control Statement

Compliance Programs

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

Reexports: When Do US Rules Apply Outside of the US?

  • 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

US Embargo Controls

  • Embargoed Country Destinations:
    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • North Korea
    • Syria
  • Sanctions on Sudan and Crimea
  • Evolving Controls on Russia

EAR Export Enforcement

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