Cornerstones of EAR Compliance: Controlled Items, Activities, & Hardware Classification

April 2, 2019    1:00-2:30 PM EDT

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Are you engaged in (or considering) an activity regulated by the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)? Commodities, software, and technology are all subject to US export controls. Exports, reexports, in-country transfers, and deemed exports and  are all regulated activities. Understanding what the EAR controls, and does not control, is the first step in the process of determining how the regulations could, and likely will, apply to your business.

In this webinar we will walk you through how to determine if the activity and item you are trying to export is regulated by the EAR. Next, we’ll turn to one of the most difficult and important export compliance tasks – determining the classification in the Commerce Control List (CCL) for the items you export. The CCL uses detailed and complex criteria to define the classifications of many items. We will break down the critical elements you need to know in order to find the accurate ECCN for your product.

The EAR and CCL have changed in major ways over the past several years. Export Control Reform (ECR) did not simplify classification rules. In fact, ECR made the rules more complex and made the CCL much longer than before. When was the last time you took a fresh look at these changes?

We will cover these topics and more during the webinar:

Controlled Activities

  • Controlled Items: Commodities, Software, and Technology
  • Controlled Activities: Exports, Reexports, and In-country Transfers
  • Deemed Exports and Reexports
  • Other Regulated Activities


  • Jurisdiction: EAR vs. ITAR
  • The Commerce Control List: EAR99, 600-Series, and other ECCNs
  • How to Classify an Item: Determining and Reading the ECCN
  • Order of Review
  • “Specially Designed” Definition, Exclusions, and Implications
  • Requesting an Official Classification

This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Scott Gearity, who brings over 20 years of consulting, training, and corporate export compliance program management experience to the webinar.

Webinar participants are invited to submit questions during the webinar; the final 30 minutes of the webinar will be allotted to answering attendees’ questions. Each registrant will receive a copy of the presentation, certificate of completion, and access to the webinar recording. Register even if you cannot attend; we will send you access to the webinar recording along with a copy of the presentation!

Cornerstones of EAR Compliance Webinar Series

This webinar is part of the larger Cornerstones of EAR Compliance 4-Webinar Series. You can purchase it as a single webinar using the Register Now button below or you can purchase the entire series for $585 (25% discount) here!

Have you read all 1000+ pages of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)? Do you need someone to walk you through the core principles of the EAR and help you identify risk areas within your daily business activities? ECTI has you covered.

In this 4-webinar series we will cover the key principles of the EAR and provide practical advice on how to comply with them. This series will provide both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with detailed training on the most important aspects of the EAR. We’ve pored over the regulations to bring you what you need to know and understand in order to build a solid foundation of compliance for your company.

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Webinar Details:

Length 1 hour 30 minutes
Comprised of 1 hour of commentary and 30 minute Q&A session
Cost $195 per person
Multi-Viewer Discounts Available
ECoP® EAR or ITAR renewal credits: 1
Event #: Pending
Additional Notes

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