Update 2013 Program Summary

The Bureau of Industry and Security
Presents

Update 2013

July 23-25, 2013

Program Summary
(Subject to Change)

Plenaries:

Tuesday, July 23
Welcome and Opening Remarks
                   
Lunch Keynote Speaker
                            
Wednesday, July 24
Interagency Panel

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Export Enforcement Panel

Breakout Sessions:

Tuesday, July 23 - Wednesday, July 24

Aerospace:  Jurisdiction and Regulatory Changes Panel
This session will focus on the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform rule provisions affecting aircraft, gas turbine engines, and related items, with a focus on the Commerce Control List’s new Export Control Classification Numbers 9_610 and 9_619. 

Anatomy of an Investigation
The Office of Export Enforcement will take you through a full criminal investigation.  We will bring you from case inception and development all the way through prosecution and final disposition.  This forum will allow exporters to see and understand the complexities and differences between a crime and an administrative violation.

Military Vehicles, Vessels, and Miscellaneous Equipment Rule
This panel will discuss any additional final Export Control Reform rules and the most recent proposed regulations involving these categories of items.

Export Control Reform – Changes for Shippers, and Automated Export System Changes
This panel will discuss recent changes being made to the Automated Export System (AES) as a result of the Initial Implementation Rule for Export Control Reform.  The panel will also discuss the evolution of AES to reflect changes to the Foreign Trade Regulations of the Bureau of the Census.  The material will be of particular interest to exporters who will be shipping items subject to the Export Administration Regulations.  Topics will include EAR parts 758.1 and 758.2 regarding changes to BIS's AES filing and post-departure filing requirements and what specific AES changes may impact software providers and companies with in-house programs that interface with AES.  Attendees will also hear presentations from a statistical (Census), and enforcement (U.S. Customs and Border Protection) perspective.

Export Control Reform – License Exceptions
The first final rules have been published implementing the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.  The objective of the Export Control Reform Initiative is to protect and enhance U.S. national security interests, by fundamentally reforming the export control system.  Changes to many of the Export Administration Regulations license exceptions which will be effective October 15 will facilitate the realignments being made in the Commerce Control List and the International Traffic      in Arms Regulations of the Department of State.  This session will discuss implementation of these changes. 

Export Control Reform – New Order of Review and the “600 series”
The first final rules have been published implementing the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.  The objective of the Export Control Reform Initiative is to protect and enhance U.S. national security interests, by fundamentally reforming the export control system.  The new “600 series” of Export Control Classification Numbers within the Export Administration Regulations allows for identification, classification, and control of items transferred from the U.S. Munitions List to the Commerce Control List.  This session will discuss progress to date in this effort. 

Export Control Reform – “Specially Designed”
The first final rules have been published implementing the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.  The objective of the Export Control Reform Initiative is to protect and enhance U.S. national security interests, by fundamentally reforming the export control system.  The new definition of “specially designed” which will be effective October 15 in the Export Administration Regulations corresponds with a new definition in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations of the Department of State.  This session will discuss implementation of that definition. 

Export Control Reform – Transition Issues
State Department and BIS experts will discuss the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform rules, with emphasis on the State Department transition plan, and reexport issues.

Meeting the Deemed Export Challenge
The BIS Deemed Export requirements continues to be of strong interest for companies, research and development centers, universities and laboratories that hire foreign students and scientists working on technologies and equipment that are export controlled.  The U.S. Government continues to receive numerous petitions for skilled foreign worker (H-1B) visas.  The panel will address issues relating to:  the effect of export control reform on deemed exports; the control of emerging technology; guidance on  “use technology” and " fundamental research"; export control requirements for government contracts with industry and universities; enforcement of deemed export violations; visa requirements; sought after technologies; major deemed export country destinations; and deemed export compliance programs.

Nuclear Technology Policy, Licensing Issues and Trends
This interagency panel will discuss the status of U.S. export controls pertaining to nuclear related items.  The U.S. maintains export controls on nuclear-related items under the authority of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978 (NNPA) to further U.S. nuclear nonproliferation policy.  The U.S. carries out its nuclear nonproliferation obligations through its support of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Regime which entails membership in the Nuclear Suppliers Group (NSG) and Zangger Committee (ZC).  BIS administers export licensing requirements for items that have significance for nuclear explosive purposes and other items that may be used in sensitive nuclear activities.  In addition the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission controls the export of items related to nuclear reactor vessels and the Department of Energy administers export controls for technology related to the production of special nuclear materials.

Regulatory Review
The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) is currently undertaking a retrospective review of its regulations to determine how they may be clarified or streamlined, and is also formulating  new regulations to keep abreast of changes in the multilateral export control regimes.  In this session, the staff of BIS’s Regulatory Policy Division will review the regulations that have been published and those under development which are not directly related to Export Control Reform.  Normally, this will include regulatory changes to conform to Wassenaar Arrangement decisions.

Sanctions
Interagency representative from BIS, the Department of State's Office of Economic Sanctions Policy and Implementation (SPI), and the Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) will discuss export licensing policy with regard to countries, entities, and individuals subject to sanctions.  Panel members will address sanctions within the context of U.S. foreign policy and national security concerns and provide an overview of recent changes to licensing policy. 

Satellites
This session will discuss the proposed rule published May 24, 2013 dealing with how spacecraft and related items would be controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL).  Such items would be controlled by new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, and 9E515 proposed by this rule and existing ECCNs.

Use of the Entity List Today:  IED Counter-Proliferation Efforts
As one of the proscribed parties lists administered by BIS, the Entity List is a flexible tool that facilitates the U.S. Government’s effort to counter the ongoing threat to U.S. soldiers and marines and coalition forces in Afghanistan caused by improvised explosive devices (IEDs).  In adding persons proliferating IEDs to the Entity List, the U.S. Government highlights these persons’ nefarious activities and is better able to coordinate multilateral action against them.  This panel’s speakers will provide an overview of the Entity List in the context of the evolution of BIS’s IED counter-proliferation efforts, and highlight the military’s experience with counter-IED efforts.  The panel session will conclude by opening the floor to questions and answers, whether specific to IEDs or about the Entity List in general. 

Special Sessions and Activities:

Tuesday, July 23 - Thursday, July 25

BIS Online Services
Learn about online services and online training provided through the BIS Website.  The staff of BIS's Office of the Chief Information Officer will be there to demonstrate and answer any questions pertaining to the SNAP-R Online Registration and Self-Management System and SNAP-R enhancements.  Staff from the Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division will be on hand to demonstrate AESDirect and AESPcLink – the free, widely used systems that allow exporters and their authorized filers to report export information electronically.  In addition,  you may explore the electronic Export Administration Regulations (e-cfr) hosted on the Government Printing Office’s website and learn helpful tools and search techniques.

SNAP-R Introduction for New Users
The Outreach and Educational Services Division will periodically present a live demonstration of the Bureau of Industry and Security’s on-line electronic registration and application system for license applications and commodity classification requests.  BIS personnel will assist new users to complete the registration form and activate a new account.  This session may be especially useful for exporters new to the Commerce Control List.

Internet Café
An internet café will be open to provide internet access and printers.  Program materials may be downloaded for printing on the BIS web site at www.bis.doc.gov to save on the provided flash drive or to print.

Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the entire conference, Tuesday, July 23-Thursday, July 25.  Check the conference agenda for hours.  Private sector and U.S. Government exhibitors will be on hand to present the services they offer to help companies meet various export control responsibilities and marketing goals.  Such services include global logistics management, compliance strategies, and education and counseling on international trade management and regulations.  Invited U.S. Government exhibitors include Bureau of Industry and Security’s Outreach and Educational Services and Treaty Compliance Divisions, Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Commercial Service, Trade Promotion Coordinating Committee Export Pavilion, Bureau of the Census, and the National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America, Inc.

Thursday, July 25

Roundtables and Open Forums

Throughout the day there will be roundtable and open forums designed to permit attendees to move about, listen, engage in discussion, and interact with colleagues and government representatives on several important topics.  The open forums will run from 9:00am-11:00am, and then continue from 1:00pm-3:30pm.  Check the agenda for exact times and locations.

Roundtable Discussions

A full day of specific topic roundtables will give attendees the opportunity to meet and network with officials of BIS and other agencies as well as export control peers in an informal setting.  There will be four (4) one-hour sessions throughout the day from 9:00am-10:00am; 10:30am-11:30am; 1:00pm-2:00pm; and 2:30pm-3:30pm.  You may participate in all sessions but, to provide sufficient opportunities for all, you are required to select a different table for each session.  There will be program material to identify the topic of discussions and facilitator for each table.  The tables will be numbered and this event will be on a first come, first served basis

 

   

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