Export Administration Regulations (EAR) Developments: Hot Buttons & Compliance Issues in 2016 & Beyond
Enforced by the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Export Administration Regulations (EARs) regulates the majority of technology and products exported from the US. Exporters violating export control rules are at risk to severe civil and criminal penalties, including fines as high as $1,000,000 for criminal violations and $250,000 per civil violation. With the US government’s increased enforcement of EAR following the 9/11 terrorist attack, complacency is not an option.
Exporters need to be well-versed with the various issues challenging compliance with EARs in order to address them effectively. They need to put a customized compliance program in place to manage export decisions and ensure EAR compliance.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of distinguished professionals and thought leaders organized by The Knowledge Group will help exporters understand the various aspects of this significant topic. They will provide an in-depth discussion of the EAR Hot Buttons & Compliance Issues. Speakers will also offer best practices in developing and implementing an effective Export Compliance Program.
Key topics include:
- The Export Administration Regulations (EAR): Overview
- Export Control Reform Initiative Changes
- Heightened Controls Relating to Exports to Russia, Ukraine, and the Crimea
- New Cuban-Related Export Opportunities and Compliance Challenges
- The New EAR Penalty Guidance
- Liability Risk for Executives
- Export Compliance Program Implementation
Speaker: TKG Moderator
12:05 Topic: Overview of the Export Control Reform Initiative (ECRI) and Its Effects on the EAR
Speaker: Kevin Wolf
12:35 Topic: Country-Specific EAR Developments (Russia/Crimea, Cuba, etc.)
Speakers: Geoffrey Goodale and Heidi Mustonen
12:50 Topic: Industry-Related EAR Developments
Speakers: Kevin Wolf (Licensing Trends), Heidi Mustonen, and Geoffrey Goodale
1:05 Topic: New BIS Penalty Guidance
Speakers: Peter Zube (Overview), Geoffrey Goodale, and Heidi Mustonen
1:20 Topic: Case Studies of Significant Enforcement Actions and Best Practices
Speakers: Geoffrey Goodale, Heidi Mustonen, and Peter Zube
1:35 Topic: What to Anticipate Beyond 2016
Speakers: Kevin Wolf, Heidi Mustonen, and Geoffrey Goodale
1:50 Topic: Questions and Answers
Who Should Attend:
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export Control Consultants
- Export Control Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers
- Private and Public Companies
- Other Related/Interested Professionals and Organizations
Heidi has been with the KPMG family of firms since 2005. She first started with the Trade & Customs practice in Chicago, Illinois before accepting a secondment to the KPMG UK practice to further her trade and customs experience. Heidi is currently based in San Francisco.
As a member of the Trade & Customs practice, Heidi has worked on a variety of engagements in nearly every industry assisting client’s to strengthen their internal compliance programs and realize savings opportunities.
Prior to KPMG, Heidi worked for a leading chemical and aerospace manufacturer as an import/export compliance specialist where she was responsible for the daily operations of all areas of import/export compliance.
Heidi has been with the KPMG family of firms since 2005. She first started with the Trade & Customs practice …
Geoffrey M. Goodale is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of FisherBroyles, LLP. His practice focuses on export controls, economic sanctions, cybersecurity, import compliance, and foreign direct investment (e.g., CFIUS matters).
Geoffrey, who serves as Co-Chair of the American Bar Association’s Export Controls and Economic Sanctions Committee, regularly advises clients on a wide range of issues relating to the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the economic sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. In addition to providing training on these regulations, designing compliance manuals, and assisting clients with all aspects of the export license and agreement approvals processes, he conducts internal reviews to assess compliance in these areas and helps clients develop and implement corrective action strategies, including the drafting and submission of voluntary disclosures when warranted.
Geoffrey M. Goodale is a Partner in the Washington, DC office of FisherBroyles, LLP. His practice focuses on export controls, …
Kevin J. Wolf was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration on February 19, 2010. Prior to his joining the Obama Administration, he was a partner in the Washington, D.C. office of Bryan Cave LLP. His practice over the course of his nearly 17 years with the firm covered most aspects of the law and policy of international trade, but focused on the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), sanctions administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), the antiboycott regulations, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), and multilateral trade controls. From 1996-1997, he was the Assistant Special Counsel to the House Committee on Standards of Official Conduct. He has a B.A. degree from the University of Missouri-Columbia, a M.A. from the University of Minnesota's Humphrey Institute of Public Affairs, and a J.D. from the University of Minnesota Law School.
The Assistant Secretary assists and advises the Under Secretary on the development of policies pertaining to Export Administration issues. The Assistant Secretary also provides overall direction to and management of the national security, nonproliferation, foreign policy, national defense, and strategic industrial resource functions delegated to BIS, which include issuing related regulations, representing the Department on interagency committees dealing with BIS issues, representing the Department in domestic and international fora that address such issues, and chairing the Advisory Committee on Export Policy. In addition, the Assistant Secretary directs the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES), the Office of Nonproliferation and Treaty Compliance (NPTC), the Office of National Security and Technology Transfer Controls (NSTTC), the Office of Exporter Services (OExS), and the Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE).
Kevin J. Wolf was sworn in as Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration on February 19, 2010. Prior to …
Peter Zube is the Acting Unit Chief for the Administrative Enforcement Unit of the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce. Before becoming a Special Agent for OEE, Peter served as the Special Assistant to the Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, and as an Export Compliance Specialist in the Office of Antiboycott Compliance.
Prior to joining Commerce, Peter served in the U.S. Marine Corps as a Judge Advocate, Civil Law Officer-in-Charge, Special Assistant to the United States Attorney (SAUSA) for the District of South Carolina, and as a Series Commander at Marine Corps Recruit Depot, Parris Island, South Carolina. Peter continues to serve in the U.S Marine Corps Reserves at the rank of Major as a Judge Advocate and Instructor.
Before serving his active duty tour in the Marines, Peter worked as a Research Fellow and Administrative Director at the International Weapons Control Center, DePaul University College of Law in Chicago, Illinois. Peter holds a J.D. with a graduate certificate in International and Comparative Law from DePaul, and a B.A. from Assumption College, Worchester, Massachusetts.
Peter Zube is the Acting Unit Chief for the Administrative Enforcement Unit of the Office of Export Enforcement (OEE), Bureau …
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