EAR/OFAC Export Controls & Embargoes Agenda

Where can I attend this seminar?

Day 1*
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 17:00 Program
Day 2*
9:00 - 17:00 Program

Introduction to the Export Administration Regulations

  • US Export Control Policies & Key Control Concepts
  • Comparison to International Regimes & Extraterritoriality of Rules
  • Primary US Export Control Regulations
    • Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
    • Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Sanctions Regulations

EAR Controls

  • STEP 1: Controls on US Persons & US 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
    • Rule 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
    • ECCN-based License Exceptions (GBS, CIV, LVS, ENC)
    • Situation-based License Exceptions (STA, RPL, TMP, GOV, APR)
    • Technology & Software License Exceptions (TSU, TSR, ENC, TMP, CIV)
  • STEP 7: End-Use and End-User Controls
    • Prohibited Parties; Embargoed Countries; Proliferation Activities
    • Red Flags
    • China, Russia, & Venezuela Military End-Use/User Rule
    • Other Military End-Use/User Restrictions
    • General Prohibitions
    • Antiboycott
    • Applying for a Bureau of Industry & Security License

Sanctions

  • Office of Foreign Assets Control
  • OFAC Embargoed Countries: Cuba, Iran, North Korea & Syria
  • OFAC Licensing & Approval Policies
  • Other OFAC Sanctions Programs
  • US Sanctions on Russia, the Crimea Region of Ukraine, and Sudan
  • Specially Designated Nationals

Compliance Programs

  • Considerations & Procedural Approaches
    • Internal & External Compliance Resources
  • USG Compliance Program Recommendations & BIS Core Elements
    • Management Commitment
    • Risk Assessment
    • Formal Written Compliance Program
    • Ongoing Compliance Training & Awareness
    • Compliance Throughout the Export Cycle
    • Recordkeeping Regulatory Requirements
    • Compliance Monitoring & Audits

Export Control Reform & Recent Events

  • Latest ECR Regulatory Changes
    • Existing License & Agreement Transition Rules
  • Other Recent Developments in the EAR
  • Recent OFAC Sanctions Updates

EAR & OFAC Export Enforcement

  • How US Rules are Enforced Outside the US
    • US Export Enforcement Agencies
  • Statutory & Other Penalties
  • Enforcement Case Studies
  • Preventing Violations
  • Voluntary Self-Disclosures to the US Government

*Timing and order of presentations subject to change