• 17 Sep 2014
  • 18 Sep 2014
  • Eastport Yacht Club 317 First Street. Annapolis, MD 21403
September 17-18, 2014, Annapolis, MD

Basics of the EAR:
Licensing Under the 600 Series

ITAR Basics:
Understanding Defense Trade Controls

  • Understanding Commerce/BIS & the Regulations
  • The Ten General Prohibitions & Red Flags
  • Reasons for Control & Country Charts
  • How to Prepare a SNAP-R Application and Gov't Staffing
  • Utilizing the Strategic Trade Authorization (STA) & Other Exceptions
  • Due Diligence & Preventing Violations
  • Recordkeeping Responsibilities Under the EAR
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  • Export Control Reform (ECR): Understanding the Role of State/DDTC and Commerce/BIS
  • Classification & Following the Order of Review
  • Specially Designed - Utilizing Catch & Release
  • Understanding Technical Data & Public Domain
  • How to Complete a DSP-5 & Licensing Non-U.S. Persons
  • Drafting a Successful Technical Assistance or Manufacturing License Agreement
  • Utilizing ITAR Exemptions
  • Recordkeeping & the Ten Steps to Compliance
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Eastport Yacht Club
317 First Street.
Annapolis, MD 21403

Loew's Annapolis Hotel
126 West Street
Annapolis, MD  21401 Ask for the ECS Rate of $179
RATES WILL EXPIRE ON September 3rd!!!

Charleston Marriott
COST: Two-Day Seminar: $1100, $995 which includes a full breakfast and lunch on both days, a bound book containing all the presentations and a copy of the most recent ITAR.


Suzanne Palmer
, President, Export Compliance Solutions, is a former Licensing Officer at the State Department, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and has over 15 years of direct experience in the U.S. defense industry. After leaving the State Department, Ms. Palmer joined Northrop Grumman''s Electronic Systems in Baltimore and then went on to work at Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab. Ms. Palmer combined this unique experience to found ECS in 2003. The ECS team provides training to help compliance officials successfully apply U.S. export control regulations and establish viable export compliance programs. Ms. Palmer has worked on the Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG), was appointed to serve as a Special Compliance Officer (SCO) for a company operating under a Consent Agreement and is an active speaker for various professional organizations.

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 (CJ) requests and Agreements. Mr. Zerden interpreted the regulations for U.S. industry officials, other U.S. Government agencies and foreign governments. He also 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).


CLELogo_transAccreditation will be sought in those jurisdictions requested by the registrants who have continuing education requirements.


CANCELLATION POLICY: Participants may cancel and attend another class. Substitute attendees are allowed at any time without penalty. No cash refunds will be made without 72 hours advance notice.

Export Compliance Solutions Tax ID is 76-0788769.

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