The DDTC and BIS Rules: A Milestone in Standardizing ITAR and EAR
The U.S. Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) along with the Department of Commerce's Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has issued remarkable changes to standardize the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), including those published last June 3, 2016.
In this LIVE Webcast, a panel of thought leaders and professionals assembled by The Knowledge Group will help the audience understand all the important and timely information with respect to the DDTC and BIS interim final rules. Speakers will also provide key insights on the recent developments affecting the EAR and ITAR.
Key topics include:
- DDTC and BIS Recent Standardization
- Scope and Limitation
- Risks and Legal Challenges
- Revised ITAR and EAR Definitions
- Control Lists
Hillary Hess, Director of the Regulatory Policy Division (RPD) Office of Exporter Services
Bureau of Industry and Security
Goals of Standardizing
- Interoperability with our allies
- Flexibility to tailor controls
- Clarity to aid compliance
- Transfer of less sensitive military items to Commerce Control List
- Clarification of jurisdiction
- Continued updates
- Use of common terms for the same activities
- Clearly distinguishing different controls
Kenneth J. Nunnenkamp, Partner
Sticky Wickets in the Standardization Framework
- Enforcement approaches -- continuing differences between BIS and DDTC
- Specially Designed
- Exemptions and Exceptions
Steven Brotherton, Export Controls Practice Leader
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg, PA
Impact On Compliance Programs
- Identifying necessary enhancements
- Implementing the use of key license exceptions
- Adjusting your messaging and training
Who Should Attend:
- Risk and Compliance Officers
- International Contract Managers
- Export Compliance Counsel
- Export Control Counsel and Consultants
- Export/Import Control Managers
- U.S. Exporters
- Trade Compliance Administrators and Managers
- Business Development Managers
- Trade Logistics Personnel
- Multinational Companies
As Director of the Regulatory Policy Division (RPD), Office of Exporter Services, Hillary Hess oversees the development and implementation of changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) in coordination with other export control offices and agencies. She was involved in the regulatory reform project that revised the EAR in 1996 and the export control reform begun in 2010. She has been at the Bureau of Industry and Security (formerly the Bureau of Export Administration) since 1988, starting as a member of the Exporter Assistance Staff and working as a Trade and Industry Analyst in the Office of Industrial Resource Administration before moving to RPD in 1994. She has a B.A. from Wesleyan University and an M.A. from the George Washington University.
As Director of the Regulatory Policy Division (RPD), Office of Exporter Services, Hillary Hess oversees the development and implementation of …
Ken Nunnenkamp is a Partner in Dentons' National Security and Export Controls practice who represents and assists clients in international trade, national security and related matters before US government agencies, including the US Departments of State, Commerce, Homeland Security, Defense and Treasury, and in federal courts. His practice encompasses internal investigations and disclosures (voluntary disclosures and responding to government demands); federal court defense against government actions; compliance counseling and training; transactional due diligence (including both domestic and cross-border transactions) and statutory submissions to US government agencies.
As an industry leader, Ken lectures regularly on CFIUS, export investigations and export control and compliance issues. He is an author of numerous articles and book chapters, and serves as a resource for general and industry publications regarding export, economic, and national security issues.
Ken Nunnenkamp is a Partner in Dentons' National Security and Export Controls practice who represents and assists clients in international …
Steven Brotherton is a Member with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A., and leads the firm’s Export Controls & Sanctions Practice. Mr. Brotherton’s practice encompasses advising on the requirements of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), and sanctions regulations administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). His work includes developing and implementing global export compliance programs, leading audits and investigations, developing and executing strategic export license planning and administration, and representing companies in connection with government investigations and enforcement actions.
Mr. Brotherton serves on the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee, which advises the U.S. Department of Commerce on export control regulation and policy. He is also chair of CompTia's Encryption Committee.
Steven Brotherton is a Member with Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg P.A., and leads the firm’s Export Controls & Sanctions Practice. …
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