September 8-9, 2014 Milpitas, California

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Cosponsored by: Professional Association of Exporters and Importers Presents

"Complying with U.S. Export Controls"

September 8-9, 2014

Milpitas, California

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from BIS's field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies, as appropriate. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.

Location/time

The program will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley, 777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035. Registration and continental breakfast begins on September 8, 2014, at 7:30 am. The program begins at 8:30am on September 8, 2014, ending at 4:30 pm on both days. 

Accommodations

Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (888) 233-9527 or click here to register online. Mention the group name "Professional Association of Exporters and Importers" to receive the special conference rate of $185.00 per night. Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the San Jose International Airport and complimentary parking at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is available.

Registration

The registration fee for this two day seminar is $475.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and training materials for both days. Click here for online registration. For registration questions, please contact the PAEI Administrator This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 532-7234.  The last day to register is Friday, August 22, 2014. The registration fee is nonrefundable after August 22, 2014. PAEI Tax ID#:680117035.

For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 or click here.

September 11, 2014 Milpitas, California

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Cosponsored by: Professional Association of Exporters and Importers

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"Encryption Controls"

September 11, 2014

Milpitas, California

This full day program is an in-depth session that will focus on the unique provisions related to encryption under the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) licensing officers will cover a variety of topics, including Note 4 to Category 5, Part 2, various decontrols, encryption mass market provision (742.15), License Exception ENC (740.17), publicly available, encryption licensing, and foreign products developed from U.S. origin encryption parts and components. Presenters will be available for Q&A the afternoon of the program to address specific questions of attendees.

Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from BIS's field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies, as appropriate. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client. 

Location/time

The program will be held at the Crowne Plaza San Jose-Silicon Valley, 777 Bellew Drive, Milpitas, CA 95035. Registration and continental breakfast begins at 7:30am. The program begins at 8:30am and ends at 4:30pm. 

Accommodations

Please make your reservations directly with the hotel by calling (888) 233-9527 or click here to register online. Mention the group name "Professional Association of Exporters and Importers" to receive the special conference rate of $185.00. Complimentary shuttle transportation to and from the San Jose International Airport and complimentary parking at the Crowne Plaza Hotel is available. 

Registration

The registration fee for this one day seminar is $325.00 per person which includes breakfast, lunch, breaks and training materials. Click here to register online or please contact the PAEI Administration at (408) 532-7234 or by This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . The last day to register is August 22, 2014. The registration fee is nonrefundable after August 22, 2014. PAEI Tax ID#:680117035.

For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144 or (408) 998-8806 or by email.

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July 29-31, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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Plenaries:

Tuesday, July 29
Welcome and Opening Remarks

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Wednesday, July 30
Interagency Panel

Lunch Keynote Speaker

Export Enforcement Panel

Breakout Sessions:

Tuesday, July 29 - Wednesday, July 30

Aerospace: Jurisdiction and Regulatory Changes
This session will focus on lessons learned following the effective date of the Initial Implementation of Export Control Reform rule, with a focus on provisions affecting military aircraft and related items and military gas turbine engines and related items.

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.

Automated Export System Changes
This panel will discuss how regulatory changes and system modernization efforts have impacted reporting Electronic Export Information in the Automated Export System (AES). Attendees will hear presentations from a statistical (Census), enforcement and IT-related (U.S. Customs and Border Protection), and export control (Bureau of Industry and Security) perspective.

Case studies in "specially designed"
This panel will examine implementation questions that have arisen in the course of applying the new definition for "specially designed" to classifications under the Export Administration Regulations. This panel will include a series of case studies to highlight the application of the definition, including the different tracks that can be used when reviewing the definition of "specially designed" depending on the specifics facts involved with a particular item. In addition, the panel will highlight training resources that are available to assist your understanding and application of the definition of "specially designed."

Cyber Threats to Industry
This panel focuses on the evolving world of cyber threats and how they relate to export compliance. The session will include expert discussion and presentations on malicious cyber activity, exploitation techniques and how this growing threat has an immense national security and financial impact on the United States. Panelists from the U.S. Government will discuss issues ranging from cyber security best practices such as the new NIST Cyber Security Framework to mechanisms for reporting cyber crimes via the FBI's iGuardian reporting portal. Additionally, the panelists will explain mitigation and response resources available from the Department of Homeland Security as well as other USG Agencies. This discussion will also highlight the critical need for greater cyber activity reporting from the exporting community as a whole.

Commodity Jurisdictions
Representatives of the Departments of Commerce, Defense, and State will discuss the Commodity Jurisdiction interagency review process, including tips on how applicants can submit a complete CJ package.

Diversion: Concerns and Best Practices
Three of the BIS Export Control Officers (ECOs) operating overseas under the Office of Enforcement Analysis will describe their roles, regional compliance perspectives and best practices for exporters in China, India, and Russia. Discussion will focus on bona fides issues related to civil v government/military end users, License Exception STA, and proscribed parties (e.g., Entity List). These officials, who also have regional responsibilities, play a unique and critical role in the fight against proliferation.

European ICP requirements, global licenses, and general licenses
Officials from the German Federal Office of Economics and Export Control (BAFA) will discuss Internal Compliance Programs, and current practice/policy with respect to the types of authorizations – global licenses and general licenses (license exceptions).

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 that are not directly related to Export Control Reform, including rules implementing changes agreed by the Wassenaar Arrangement and the Australia Group.

Sanctions
Senior interagency personnel from BIS, the Department of State's Office of Terrorism and Economic Sanctions Policy (TFS), 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: Discussion of Final Rules
This panel will discuss the new rule dealing with how spacecraft and related items will be controlled on the Commerce Control List (CCL). Such items will be controlled by new Export Control Classification Numbers (ECCNs) 9A515, 9B515, 9D515, and 9E515 and by existing ECCNs.

STA Compliance and BIS Reviews
Panelists will discuss lessons learned from implementation to date of license exception Strategic Trade Authorization (STA), and explain the review procedures that are being used.

State Department Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Update
Department of State Policy, Licensing, and Compliance officials have been invited to discuss developments related to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, including implementing Export Control Reform.

Transshipment: Concerns and Best Practices
Three of the BIS Export Control Officers (ECOs) operating overseas under the Office of Enforcement Analysis will describe their roles, regional compliance perspectives and best practices for exporters in Hong Kong, Singapore, and the UAE. Discussion will focus on bona fides issues relating to intermediaries and trading companies in transshipment countries, License Exception STA, and proscribed parties (e.g., Entity List, Unverified List). These officials, who also have regional responsibilities, play a unique and critical role in the fight against illicit diversion.

Special Sessions and Activities:

Tuesday, July 29 - Thursday, July 31

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. 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.

Internet Café and Meeting Space
An internet café will be open to provide internet access and printers. Program materials will be available on the computer desktops for you to download to the provided flash drive or print.

Exhibit Hall
The Exhibit Hall will be open throughout the entire conference, Tuesday, July 29-Thursday, July 31. Check the conference agenda for hours. The extended duration of the exhibit hall this year will provide ample opportunities for attendees to speak at length with industry and government service providers. 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 31

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.


Open Forums
The open forums will run from 9:00am-11:00pm and then continue from 1:00pm-3:30pm.

U.S. Munitions List to Commerce Control List Open Forum
Assistant Secretary Kevin Wolf has hosted weekly teleconferences to keep the exporting community informed of each step of the work being done to transfer items from the Munitions List to the Commerce Control List. This open forum provides an in-person extension of that effort. This part of the conference will give exporters the opportunity to ask questions and give input directly to Assistant Secretary Wolf as well as regulatory policy specialists and key engineers who have been working to bring this effort to fruition.

This Open Forum on Thursday, July 31, 2014, will also be accessible to callers as a teleconference, in listen only mode, instead of the weekly Wednesday teleconference. The regular phone lines listed below, with the same participant code, will be open for Assistant Secretary Wolf's forum from 9:00-11:00 a.m. and from 1:00-3:30 p.m. Eastern Time. Live questions will not be possible by phone, so callers are encouraged to submit questions by e-mail in advance. You can submit a question about any aspect of the Export Control Reform Initiative including any BIS proposed rule that is open for comment. The address is This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

To access the teleconference dial 1-888-455-8218 and then dial the participant code: 6514196. To access the teleconference from outside of the United States, use the international call-in number (this is a toll call at your international call rate): 1-212-547-0330, and then dial the participant code: 6514196. 

Encryption Controls and Information Security Session with Question & Answer Period – Morning Session
This session offers a discussion of recent issues related to the encryption provisions of the Export Administration Regulations, new Wassenaar Arrangement controls in Categories 4 and 5, and Country Group E:1 deemed export licensing issues. Following a brief presentation, licensing specialists will be available to answer questions.

Encryption Controls – Afternoon Round Tables Session
This session offers one-on-one and small group counseling on the encryption provisions of the Export Administration Regulations with staff of the BIS Information Technology Controls Division.

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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July 29-31, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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TUESDAY, JULY 29, 2014

7:00am-5:00pm Registration

7:00am-7:00pm Internet Café & Meeting Space

7:00am-8:00am Breakfast

7:30am-5:00pm Exhibit Hall

7:30am-5:00pm BIS Online Training Room

8:30am-10:00am Welcome & Opening Remarks

10:00am-10:30am Break

10:30am-12:00pm Breakout Sessions

 

12:00am-1:30pm Lunch

 

1:30pm-3:00pm Breakout Sessions

3:00pm-3:30pm Break

3:30pm-5:00pm Breakout Sessions

 

5:30pm-9:30pm Networking Reception

 

WEDNESDAY, JULY 30, 2014

7:00am-5:00pm Internet Café & Meeting Space

7:30am-8:30am Breakfast

7:30am-3:30pm Exhibit Hall

7:30am-5:00pm BIS Online Training Room

8:30am-10:00am Interagency Panel

10:00am-10:30am Break

10:30am-12:00pm Breakout Sessions

 

12:00pm-1:30pm Lunch

 

1:30pm-3:00pm Breakout Sessions

3:00pm-3:30pm Break

3:30pm-5:00pm Export Enforcement Panel with Assistant Secretary

5:00pm-6:30pm Exhibitor Networking Reception

 

THURSDAY, JULY 31, 2014

7:00am-5:00pm Internet Café & Meeting Space

7:30am-9:00am Continental Breakfast

7:30am-3:30pm Exhibit Hall

7:30am-5:00pm BIS Online Training Room

9:00am-3:30pm Roundtable Discussions

Session I - 9:00am-10:00am

Session II - 10:30am-11:30am

Session III - 1:00pm-2:00pm

Session IV - 2:30pm-3:30pm

10:00am-12:00pm Open Forums

11:30am-1:00pm Lunch Buffet

1:00pm-3:30pm Open Forums

 

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July 29-31, 2014

Washington, D.C.

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Registration Fee:

The registration fee for Update 2014 Exhibit Hall is $3,125.00 and includes one full conference registration, and an additional two passes for the Networking Dinner Reception on July 29th, breakfasts, breaks and the Exhibitor Networking Reception on July 30th. In total, each booth may register five people.

Payment Method

Online registration is required regardless of payment method. You may pay by credit card (M/C, VISA, and American Express) or by check. Checks should be made out to the BIS Seminar Trust Fund 96B4011. All checks must be received by BIS on or before July 18, 2014. Checks must be sent by courier to: U.S. Dept. of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security, 14th Street & Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Room 1099D, Washington, D.C. 20230. Attn: Christine Wheeler

Refund/Cancellation Policy

A refund, less a $50 administrative charge, is available for cancellations made on or before Monday, July 14, 2014. No refunds are available after this date.

Cancellation requests must be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Please put "Cancellation Request" in the subject line.

Transferring Your Registration Authorization

If you would like to allow someone else from your organization to register in your place, you must receive prior approval from BIS. Transfer requests must be made by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , on or before Friday, July 18th. Please put "Registration Code Transfer Request" in the subject line along with the new contact information, including email address. BIS will then send an email confirmation to both you and the new registrant with registration instructions. Registrations may NOT be transferred outside of your organization. Registrations may NOT be resold.

Important Deadlines

July 14 - last day to cancel your registration

July 18 - last day to transfer your registration

July 18 - check payments must be received by BIS

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