Obtain Key Insights on ITAR Defense Trade Controls and EAR Export Controls

The Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI), a leading provider of U.S. export controls compliance training for businesses, organizations, governments, and universities/research institutions, is pleased to present its upcoming live seminar series in Austin, Texas in mid-September.

“Export controls are complex, and the rules change frequently,” said Scott Gearity, President of ECTI. “We have found that live, in-person seminars provide both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with the latest and most comprehensive instruction on compliance with United States export regulations, as well as unique opportunities for in-depth discussions with instructors and peers. Attendees leave with a solid understanding of export control rules and timely knowledge of recent changes.”

The upcoming live export compliance seminars in Austin will be held September 13 through September 16, 2021. Topics to be covered include:

  • International Traffic in Arms (ITAR) Controls Seminar, September 13 and 14.
  • Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and Office of Foreign Assets Controls and Embargos (OFAC) Seminar, September 15 and 16.

Participants can attend both seminars for the most efficient and comprehensive updates on Export Control Reforms (ECR) and insights into the priorities of the Biden administration and  how they may impact organizations’ compliance programs. Reform changes have relaxed the controls on some defense-related items and technology, but made understanding and complying with the regulations even more complicated. The shift of many military and space items from the ITAR to the EAR obliges exporters to learn the challenging ins and outs of the EAR. The good news is that the complex rules impose significantly fewer compliance burdens, and fewer compliance-based export delays.

“Participants will leave these seminars with a deeper understanding of the rules that will enable them to reduce any delays in their exports,” said Gearity. “Our training gives organizations a distinct competitive advantage, as once their professionals complete our seminars, they are well-prepared to minimize the cost of compliance, diminish the risk of inadvertently violating export laws, and responsibly support the growth of the organization’s export business.”

ECTI’s popular live seminar series are led by Gearity, a recognized expert in the field of export compliance with deep experience in corporate compliance programs. Instructors for the September seminar in Austin all are active export industry practitioners as well as instructors and include:

Scott Gearity is President of ECTI and brings 20 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience. He has substantial expertise in military, dual-use, and commercial export controls. Prior to joining ECTI, Gearity managed Microsoft’s export compliance program for Europe, the Middle East and Africa from its base in Ireland and he continues to advise many non-U.S. companies affected by U.S. export controls.

Marc Binder is a Partner at International Trade Compliance Strategies. He previously was Director of Customs Compliance for Goodrich Corporation and served as Director of Customs and Export Compliance for TRW Automotive. Binder’s prior experience was Manager of Import and Export Licensing and Compliance for Lockheed Martin – Government Electronics Systems. He served two terms as a member of the U.S. Department of Commerce Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) and served three terms as a member of the U.S. Department of State, Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG).

Timothy O’Toole, Esq. is the leader of Miller & Chevalier’s White Collar Defense Practice Group. For more than 20 years, O’Toole has laws conducted and led large-scale defense investigations involving the economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-money laundering laws. His clients include U.S. and non-U.S. financial institutions and public companies in the aviation, insurance, logistics, manufacturing, and oil and gas sectors. O’Toole provides companies and individuals with advice on compliance with U.S. economic sanctions, export controls, and anti-money laundering laws and interacts regularly with the DOJ, OFAC, DDTC and BIS in that capacity.

Donald Pearce is a Principal of Sentinel LLC. He a retired U.S. federal agent with 30 years of government service and currently serves as an experienced investigator and subject matter specialist on Strategic Trade Management and Export Control Systems. Pearce works across a wide range of stakeholders in enforcement, policy, and diplomatic affairs and shares his knowledge, insights, and experience through instruction, public speaking, and writing. He served as Regional Export Control Officer (ECO) attached to the Commercial Sector of the U.S. Embassy in Singapore and also as ECO in Moscow, Russia.

Past attendees have noted that ECTI live seminars are striking for their accuracy and relevance. All ECTI instructors strive to stay current on U.S. export controls, and ECTI updates training content with the latest information as rules and regulations change. As a result, ECTI’s seminars are kept fresh, updated, and accurate to help organizations remain compliant.

Health and Safety Notice: ECTI notes that the health and safety of its customers and employees is of critical importance. With respect to COVID-19, ECTI is instituting several protocols and guidelines to promote the health and safety of its valued participants. All attendees will be required to follow ECTI event safety protocols to protect themselves and other participants. ECTI continues to monitor the COVID-19 situation and it is committed to meet or exceed applicable guidelines or requirements to ensure the safety of attendees and speakers. Due to COVID-19, seating for live seminars is limited.

For more information about these seminars or other programs in ECTI’s Live Seminar and Webinar schedule, please visit https://www.learnexportcompliance.com/live-events/. To find our best-selling on-demand e-seminarsbrowse our catalog of 80-plus on-demand webinars, or review our other offerings for novice to practitioner-level professionals, please visit the ECTI Academy. You also can contact the Export Compliance Training Institute at +1-540-433-3977 or info@learnexportcompliance.com for more information.