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ITAR Controls on Non-US Transactions Agenda

Where can I attend this seminar?

Day 1*

8:30 AM Registration
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM Program
*Timing and Order of agenda items subject to change

Day 2*

9:00 AM to 5:00 PM Program

Export Controls Overview

  • Primary Regulations (ITAR/EAR/OFAC)
  • US Export Control & Defense Trade Policy
  • Compliance Resources & Information
  • Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC)
  • Arms Export Control Act (AECA)
  • International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Controlled Items & Activities

  • ITAR-Controlled Items
    • Defense Articles; Technical Data; Defense Services
    • United States Munitions List (USML) & Identifying ITAR vs. EAR-Controlled Items
    • The Meaning of “Specially Designed”
    • Significant Military Equipment (SME)
    • Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) Requests
    • Controls on Non-US Items Containing US Content
    • Controls on Non-US Items Produced Using US Technology
  • ITAR-Controlled Activities
  • Exports, Reexports & Retransfers
  • Manufacturing of Defense Articles Outside the US
    • Brokering
    • Name Changes, Mergers & Acquisitions
  • Prohibited Countries & Debarred Parties


  • Types of DDTC Licenses
  • Supporting the US Exporter’s Licensing Efforts
  • General Correspondence (GC) & Retransfer Approvals for Non-US Companies

Agreements and US Government Approval

  • Manufacturing License Agreements & Technical Assistance Agreements
  • Agreement Application & Agreement Guidelines
  • Scoping Agreements
  • Sublicensing
  • Dual/Third Country National Employees
  • Handling Hardware in Agreements
  • Warehouse & Distribution Agreements
  • Agreement Amendments
  • Government Review Process
  • Congressional Notification
  • Checking License Status
  • End-Use Checks
  • Expedited Licensing Programs

Exemptions & Exclusions

  • Exemptions Available to US Exporters
  • NATO+ Retransfer Exemption
  • Country-Based Exemptions: Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Exemption for Reexports to Dual and Third Country National Employees of Non-US Entities
  • Public Domain and Basic Marketing Information Exclusions

Special Issues

  • Exporting Defense Articles to the US
    • Permanent and Temporary Imports into the US (Including Repairs)
  • Procurement in the US
    • Brokering; “Who is a Broker?”; Brokering Activities
    • Prior Approvals, Exemptions & Reporting
  • Political Contributions, Fees & Commissions

Compliance Programs

  • Key Elements, Considerations & Procedural Approaches
  • Risk Assessment & US Government Program Recommendations

Export Control Reform (ECR) & Recent Developments

  • ECR and Existing License/Agreement Transition Rules
  • Latest ECR Regulatory Changes
  • Other Recent Developments in the ITAR

ITAR Export Enforcement

  • Enforcement Agencies & Methods; Fines & Penalties
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Enforcement Case Studies

*Timing and order of presentations subject to change