An intensive two-day learning experience focused on the basics of the ITAR and EAR. Seminar Level I focuses on the principles of defense trade controls with practical examples, case studies, and small group discussions and provides attendees with unparalleled insight into the application of export controls. Topics include State/DDTC and the Regulations, Understanding ITAR-Controlled Technical Data, How to Complete a DSP-5, Licensing Non-U.S. Persons, Utilizing ITAR Exemptions, Recordkeeping, and Compliance in the Age of Export Reform.
This comprehensive seminar also focuses on licensing in the 600 Series with case studies and classification exercises. Topics include Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations, The Ten General Prohibitions, How to Use the Country Charts & Reasons for Control, Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R, List Based License Exceptions & Embargoes, How to Use the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), Export Enforcement & Preventing Violations
Basics of the ITAR Topics Include:
- Understanding State/DDTC and the Export Control Reform (ECR)
- The Order of Review, Specially Designed & the Commodity Jurisdiction Process
- Understanding ITAR-Controlled Technical Data & the Public Domain
- How to Complete a DSP-5
- Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
- Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
- Violations & Lessons Learned
Basics of the EAR Topics Include:
- Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
- The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
- Reading the ECCN, Reasons for Control & Country Charts
- Preparing License & Classification Requests using SNAP-R
- License Exceptions & the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA)
- Due Diligence: Preventing Violations
- Recordkeeping & Compliance Under the EAR
Small group exercises are offered on both days.
Ms Suzanne Palmer,
Export Compliance Solutions
Suzanne Palmer, President of Export Compliance Solutions, has 15 years of experience within the State Department and as a Licensing Officer, and over 10 years direct experience with the U. S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department she joined Northrop Grumman Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Combining U.S. Government and defense industry experience, Ms. Palmer specializes in training, interpreting the ITAR and the EAR Export Control Reform initiative and applying U.S. export control regulations. She has served on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) and as a Special Compliance Official (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement.
Mr Mal Zerden,
Mal Zerden was the Division Chief of the Aircraft Division in the Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. During his 27 years in DDTC, Mr. Zerden either licensed or supervised the licensing of almost every category covered by the USML. He reviewed the work of licensing analysts and signed off on Commodity Jurisdiction requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He interpreted the ITAR for Customs officials (CBP and ICE) and trained officers from those organizations. He provided support to law enforcement organizations and testified at trials that involved violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA).
Sheraton Grand Seattle
1400 6th Ave
A 9-minute walk from the Seattle Art Museum, this polished high-rise hotel is 11 minutes' walk from Pike Place Market.
Warm, modern rooms with city views feature custom-designed beds and coffeemakers, plus Wi-Fi and flat-screen TVs. Club rooms offer access to a lounge serving free breakfast and evening snacks. Suites add separate living areas.
Amenities include a trendy French restaurant, a wine bar serving cocktails and light bites, and a casual 1930s-inspired grill eatery.
There's also a 35th-floor gym with a lap pool offering skyline views, as well as 75,000 sq ft of meeting space.