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ITAR Defense Trade Controls e-Seminar Modules (for US Companies)

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 Proram 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