|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||
BUREAU OF INDUSTRY AND SECURITY
| Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Office of Public Affairs
BIS Establishes Online Export Control Training for Exporters
WASHINGTON – The Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) announced the creation of the BIS Online Training Room, an innovative new resource for companies interested in learning about U.S. dual-use export control regulations. The Training Room will act as an organized, online repository of training modules and webinars, amplifying and augmenting current BIS exporter outreach programs.
“Active compliance with U.S. dual-use export control regulations is critical to maintaining safe and secure international trade, and it is essential that we support the good-faith efforts of exporters to comply with our regulations,” said Under Secretary of Commerce Mario Mancuso. “The BIS Online Training Room will be a great help to exporters, particularly small and medium-sized enterprises, by making available a convenient mechanism to learn about our regulations.”
As part of its ongoing efforts to improve outreach, BIS will continue to create and supplement the materials regularly. The initial launch includes the first half of the Essentials of Export Controls seminar that BIS currently offers around the country, as well as five pre-recorded webinars covering a variety of topics. The training modules are presented in a video streaming format. The pre-recorded BIS webinars were conducted over the past year and focus on specific export control issues.
The BIS Online Training Room can be found at: