Washington DC 2018 Reexports ITAR 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

ITAR Overview

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

Controlled Items & Activities

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

ITAR Licenses

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

Agreements and US Government Approval

  • Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs)
  • Manufacturing License Agreements (MLAs)
  • Warehouse and Distribution Agreements (WDAs)
  • Structuring Agreements
  • Licensees and Sublicensees
  • Dual and Third Country Nationals
    • Options for Authorization
    • Exemption for Employees
    • NDA Requirements
  • US Government Approval
    • Approved Licenses and Provisos
    • Changes After Approval
    • End-Use Checks
    • Application Processing
    • Expedited Licensing Programs

ITAR Exemptions and Exclusions

  • Exemptions Available to US Exporters
  • NATO+ Retransfer Exemption
  • Country Based Exemptions: Australia, Canada and the United Kingdom
  • Public Domain and Basic Marketing Information Exclusions

Special Issues

  • Exporting Defense Articles to the US
    • Permanent Imports into the US
    • Temporary Imports into the US (Including Repairs)
  • Brokering
    • Who is a Broker?
    • Brokering Activities
    • Prior Approvals
    • Reporting
  • Extra-Territorial Application
  • Political Contributions, Fees and Commissions

The Canadian Perspective (John Boscariol / McCarthy Tétrault)

  • The impact of new sanctions policies under the Trump Administration on the interaction of US and Canadian trade controls
  • How do key differences in US and Canadian sanctions administration and enforcement affect your operations?
  • How does Canada control the export of US-origin goods and technology?
  • “Damned if you do, damned if you don’t”: Navigating conflicting US and Canadian laws on trade with Cuba
  • How can you comply with both US EAR deemed export/reexport rules and Canadian employment and human rights laws?
  • Continuing challenges in the interaction of ITAR and Canada’s Defence Production Act (Controlled Goods Regulations)

Homeland Security Investigations Update (Christopher Tafe / Homeland Security Investigations)

Enforcement of the ITAR

  • Enforcement Agencies and Methods
  • Fines and Penalties
  • Disclosures
  • Enforcement Case Studies

Export Control Reform & Recent Developments

  • Export Control Reform (ECR) Background and Objectives
  • Latest List Shifts: Military Items Changing from ITAR to EAR Jurisdiction
  • License Transition Rules and Transition Process
  • Other Recent and Significant Changes to the ITAR

ITAR Compliance Programs

  • Considerations for Developing an Internal Export Compliance Program
  • Risk Assessment Considerations
  • Types of Procedural Approaches
  • Key Elements of a Compliance Program
  • US Government Compliance Program Recommendations

*Timing and order of presentations subject to change