Washington DC 2018 Reexports EAR/OFAC Agenda

Day 1*
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM Registration
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Program
Day 2*
8:30 AM - 5:00 PM Program

Overview of US Export Controls

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

EAR Controls on Commercial & Military Items

  • Step 1: Controls on US Person and Subsidiary Activities
  • Step 2: Sensitive US Content Always Subject to Controls
    • 600-series and 9X515 Export Control Classification Numbers (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 and Technology Reports
    • “Publicly Available” Software and Technology
    • EAR Order of Review
    • Commerce Control List
    • Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs)
    • 600-series and 9X515 ECCNs
    • The Meaning of “Specially Designed”
    • Understanding EAR99
    • Technology and Software Classification
    • Working with US Suppliers for Classifications
  • Step 4: Export Control Classification
    • Understanding Country Groups
    • Restrictions on all License Exceptions
    • List-based Exceptions
    • Situational Exceptions
    • Prohibited Parties
    • Embargoed Countries
    • Proliferation Activities
    • Red Flags
    • China, Russia and Venezuela Military Catch-All Rule
  • Step 5: “No License Required” Determination
  • Step 6: License Exceptions
  • Step 7: Catch All Controls
  • Applying for a Bureau of Industry and Security License

US Embargo and EAR Special Country Controls

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

Export Control Reform & Recent Events

  • Objectives of US Export Control Reform (ECR)
  • Latest List Shifts: Military Items Changing from ITAR to EAR Jurisdiction
  • Handling Existing Licenses & Approvals
  • Transitioning to New Rules
  • ECR Action Items
  • Latest Significant Changes to the EAR

Export Enforcement

  • How US Rules are Enforced Outside the US
  • Corporate and Personal Fines and Penalties
  • Enforcement Case Studies
  • Preventing Violations
  • Voluntary Disclosures to the US Government
  • Successor Liability

EAR Antiboycott Regulations

  • Relationship to Arab League Boycott on Israel and Other Boycotts
  • Applicability to Transactions Outside the US
  • Prohibitions and Exceptions
  • Reporting Requirements

Compliance Programs

  • Considerations for Developing a Corporate Export Compliance Program
  • Types of Procedural Approaches
  • US Government Compliance Program Recommendations
  • BIS Export Management and Compliance Program Core Elements
  • Additional Compliance Program Suggestions

A Comparison of US Rules to EU Rules (Stephan Müller / Oppenhoff & Partner)

  • Conflicts between US law requirements and EU legal requirements, in particular:
    • Antiboycott
    • Anti-discrimination
    • Data Protection
  • Deviating views on embargo countries, in particular:
    • Iran
    • Cuba

*Timing and order of presentations subject to change