Export Control Reform and Compliance Strategies: Latest Developments in Export Control
There have been substantial revisions to the U.S. Munitions List and the Commerce Control List under the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative that have profoundly altered the rules that manufacturers and exporters must comply with. Due to these substantial revisions to the law, businesses must update their business plans and compliance programs to take into full account these changes.
In this two-hour LIVE Webcast, a panel of key thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will provide the audience with an in-depth analysis of the export compliance strategies and will discuss best practices in identifying and avoiding high-risk transactions in the export control system. The panel will also offer key points in finding the weaknesses in your compliance program and determine other options for making cost-effective improvements.
Key topics include:
- Export Control Reform – An Overview
- Export Administration and the Arms Export Control Act
- Automation of Export Compliance
- Export Compliance Program and Auditing Process
- Enforcement Trends
- Internal Investigations, Voluntary Disclosures and Agency
- Recent Trends and Cases in Export Control Enforcement
- Export Compliance Challenges
- Liability Risks for Export Control Violations
- Risk Management
- Practical Implications and Key Questions
Christopher B. Stagg, Attorney
- Export Control Reform Update
- Latest Compliance Issues
- Jurisdiction and Classification
- Regulatory Strategies
Michael Milne, International Trade Counsel
Cassidy Levy Kent LLP
Canadian Export Controls for US Companies in Wake of US Export Control Reform
- Overview of Canadian Export Controls
- Canadian Response to US Export Control Reform
- Common Stumbling Blocks for US Entities Doing Business in Canada
- Canadian Enforcement and Compliance Considerations and Strategies
Who Should Attend:
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export Control Consultants
- Export Control Vice Presidents, Directors and Managers
- Senior Executives
- International Trade Counsel
- International Traders
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export and Import Compliance Officers
- Export Compliance Specialists, Coordinators and Administrators
- Trade Logistics Firms
- Private and Public Companies
Michael Milne is an international trade counsel in Cassidy Levy Kent’s Ottawa office. Mr. Milne assists clients with all issues arising from the movement of goods and services across international borders. He advises clients with respect to anti-dumping matters, customs issues and export controls including Canadian economic sanctions and trade controls in the defense contracting sector. Mr. Milne has extensive experience assisting clients in implementing policies and procedures to bring them into compliance with Canadian export laws. Mr. Milne has represented clients before the agencies in charge of export compliance including the Canada Border Services Agency, Global Affairs Canada and the Royal Canadian Mounted Police.
Michael Milne is an international trade counsel in Cassidy Levy Kent’s Ottawa office. Mr. Milne assists clients with all issues …
With key experience in both government and industry, Christopher Stagg advises clients on all aspects of U.S. export control laws and particularly involving strategic issues, jurisdiction and classification matters, internal investigations and enforcement defense.
Mr. Stagg's experience with the U.S. Department of State and in private practice gives him unique understanding of the successful strategies companies require to navigate export controls and other national security related matters.
Mr. Stagg served with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State from 2010 to 2013. In this position he was the deputy lead for the U.S. Department of State on Export Control Reform to rewrite U.S. export control laws under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR). This included the most significant update to the entire U.S. Munitions List in thirty years.
Additionally, Mr. Stagg was a leading member of the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) section that determines whether items are on the U.S. Munitions List. He was involved in more than 500 CJ determinations and appeals, and authored the government's procedures and regulations on reviewing requests. Mr. Stagg also authored the U.S. policy on designating and determining items on the U.S. Munitions List within section 120.3 of the ITAR.
With key experience in both government and industry, Christopher Stagg advises clients on all aspects of U.S. export control laws …
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About Cassidy Levy Kent LLP
Cassidy Levy Kent is an international law firm that focuses on legal and policy issues raised by cross-border transactions, trade controls, trade remedy litigation, including antidumping, countervailing duty and safeguard proceedings, and cases under the dispute settlement provisions of the World Trade Organization (WTO) and bilateral and regional free trade agreements and investment treaties. Cassidy Levy Kent specializes in developing and implementing strategies for using trade and investment legal procedures and policy initiatives to achieve business objectives and to resolve disputes between private companies, between companies and governments, and between governments. Our Ottawa office also provides advice on all aspects of government procurement in Canada including procurement complaints at the Canadian International Trade Tribunal and procurement-related litigation in Canadian courts.
About Stagg PC
Trusted by some of the world's largest aerospace and defense companies, Stagg P.C. is a unique law firm with exclusive attributes. The firm provides a distinct service in the areas of export controls, national security, and agency rulemaking. The firm's principal lawyer has previous government experience with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls at the U.S. Department of State, which involved writing export control regulations, handling commodity jurisdiction determinations and advisory opinion requests.