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Mastering the Export Administration Regulations

Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Time: 2:00 pm EDT - 3:30 pm EDT
Cost: $250.00

Webinar: 1.5 CES Credits

The overwhelming majority of products and technology that are exported from the United States each year are subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), which are administered and enforced by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Understanding how to navigate these regulations, classify items per the Commerce Control List, determine licensing requirements, and ensure compliance with the myriad of export/reexport requirements outlined in the EAR is critical to the success of U.S. companies marketing their products in foreign markets. More importantly, severe civil and/or criminal penalties may be assessed against unwary companies that run afoul of the EAR.

Designed for both novices and experienced exporters needing a refresher or update on EAR requirements, as well as an overview of the recent changes resulting from the Export Control Reform initiative, this webinar details the essential requirements that companies need to know in order to master the EAR.

Key Topics

• Overview of U.S. export control system & structure of the EAR

• Items and activities subject to the EAR

• Step-by-step guidance for properly classifying products, software and technology under the EAR

• Recent Export Control Reform changes

• Understanding and applying the EAR’s 10 General Prohibitions

• EAR’s country restrictions and interplay with the U.S. embargoes and sanctions programs of the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)

• Making accurate export and reexport licensing determinations

• Making the most of EAR license exceptions

• Submitting successful export/reexport license applications and managing licenses obtained

• Keys to effective export screening, including restricted parties list, embargoed/sanctioned country, “red flag,” end-use, and antiboycott screening

• Getting it right: Standard exports vs. routed export transactions

• Ensuring Automated Export System compliance

• Recordkeeping

• Buyer beware: Successor liability in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures

• Deemed export compliance

• Special e-commerce export compliance considerations

• Consequences of non-compliance with the EAR

• Best practices for building a world-class export compliance program

Our speaker:

DONNA L. BADE is a member of Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, P.A., and manages the firm’s Chicago office. She focuses her practice on import and export trade law, trade regulations and customs law, regulatory law and transportation law.

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