(Subject to Change)
Tuesday, August 31
Wednesday, September 1
Interagency Perspectives Plenary
Export Enforcement Keynote and Plenary
Tuesday, August 31 - Wednesday, September 1
Export Control Initiatives (Regulatory Update)
The Regulatory Policy Division (RPD) is responsible for developing and drafting new regulations, revising the current EAR and coordinating the clearance of all changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). In addition, they are responsible for reviewing and responding to requests for Advisory Opinions from the exporting community. During this session, RPD will provide an overview of recently published rules and proposed new regulatory initiatives. The session will include a discussion on recently issued advisory opinions of general interest to the public.
Technology Transfer - Export or Deemed Export?
During this session USG representatives will discuss the differences between a technology export and a deemed export technology transfer; the specific license requirements for exporting technology to a foreign country; and the specific license requirements for transferring or releasing technology to a foreign national within the United States (a.k.a. Deemed Export).
Export Embargoes and Sanctions Programs
Specialists from BIS, the State Department's Office of Terrorism, Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy, and the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control will clarify BIS's and OFAC's export/reexport control responsibilities and requirements for embargoed and sanctioned entities and destinations. In addition, OFAC will address its administration of trade sanction programs based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, and international narcotics traffickers.
Automated Export System
The Census Bureau, pursuant to the Foreign Trade Regulations, collects, tabulates and publishes foreign trade data. In the furtherance of these objectives, the Census Bureau requires exporters to file certain information using the Automated Export System (AES). Electronic filing through the AES strengthens the U.S. Government's ability to prevent the export of certain items to unauthorized destinations and/or end users.
Compliance and Enforcement for Freight Forwarders
Members of the international forwarding community play a key role in ensuring the security of the global supply chain, and stemming the flow of illegal exports. This panel will address key responsibilities that rest with the freight forwarder. Also, it will provide guidance on steps to reduce the risk of liability by implementing effective strategies to ensure that exports meet all regulatory requirements.
ITAR - Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), within the Department of State, administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for defense articles, defense services, and technical data on the U,S. Munitions List. Representatives from DDTC will discuss procedures for registering your company and how to apply for an export license or classification determination.
Industrial Base-Related Programs
BIS's Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security (SIES) is responsible for developing and implementing programs to support the U.S. Defense Industrial Base. In this session SIES will discuss three of BIS's industrial base-related programs -- the Defense Priorities and Allocations System (DPAS), Defense Trade Advocacy and NATO International Competitive Bidding (ICB).
Export Control Officer Country Briefings
This session will offer presentations by Export Control Officers (ECOs) recently or currently stationed in China, Hong Kong, India, Russia, and the United Arab Emirates. Each ECO will provide a review of their country, highlights of commercial visits and unique aspects of doing business within the country (e.g., China and MOFCOM). The session will introduce exporters to the specific ECO serving as the primary contact for the region and export control issues.
End-Use Check Briefings
This session will present a panel discussion featuring the representatives who manage End-Use Check programs employed by different agencies. Department of Commerce Pre-license and Post-Shipment Checks, Department of State Blue Lantern Checks, and Department of Defense Golden Sentry Checks will be covered.
Inter-Agency Perspective on Nuclear Export Controls
The U.S. Government maintains controls on exports of nuclear-related items under the authority of the Nuclear Nonproliferation Act of 1978 (NNPA) to further the United States' nuclear nonproliferation policy. This session will cover export controls under the Export Administration Regulations on nuclear- related items and activities. Additionally, BIS will be joined by representatives from the Departments of State and Energy and the U.S. Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC) to discuss their role in the control of nuclear related exports under the Atomic Energy Act of 1954.
National Export Initiative
Through the President's National Export Initiative the Federal Government will expand its trade advocacy in all forms, especially for small and medium-sized enterprises. This effort will include educating U.S. companies about opportunities overseas, directly connecting them with new customers and advocating more forcefully for their interests by removing barriers that prevent U.S. companies from getting open and fair access to foreign markets. Representatives from the Department's International Trade Administration will discuss their role in this critical endeavor.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), within the Department of State, administers the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for defense articles, defense services, and technical data on the U.S. Munitions List. Representatives from DDTC will discuss changes to the regulations, Commodity Jurisdiction procedures, understanding license eligibility requirements and procedures for registering your company.
Parties to the Transaction
As an exporter you are responsible for reviewing all the parties subject to your proposed export or reexport transaction against key U.S. Government lists to identify parties subject to denial orders or otherwise restricted or prohibited from engaging in U.S. export transactions. This session will present an interagency panel discussion on the various U.S. Government restricted parties lists you need to review to ensure compliance with U.S. laws and regulations. The lists discussed will include the Denied Persons List, Entity List, Unverified List as well as lists published by other agencies.
Special Sessions and Activities:
Tuesday, August 31 - Thursday, September 2
U.S. Government Exhibitors
Learn about online services and on-line training provided through the BIS Web Site. The staff of BIS's Office of the Chief Information Officer will be there to demonstrate and answer any questions pertaining to;
- SNAP-R On-Line Registration and Self Management System
- SNAP-R Versions 1.4 & 1.5 enhancements such as;
- Encryption Checkbox for the electronic SNAP-R 748P
- Electronic License Online Printing
- Encryption Registration work item,
The SNAP-R On-line Registration and Self management demo will provide instructions on the following;
- Adding new individual users who will be able to submit applications, classification requests, and notifications to BIS on behalf of the filing entity;
- Deactivating an account of existing individuals who has been authorized to submit on behalf of the filing entity (upon such deactivation that individual will no longer be able to make submissions);
- Reactivating individual accounts that were previously deactivated;
- Individual user designation (granting authority to submit on behalf of the filing entity as an account administrator);
- Removing account administrator authority from any user designated as an account administrator for the filing entity;
- Updating the filing entity’s identifying information such as name and address as listed in SNAP-R;
- Updating the identifying information such as name and telephone number of any individual user who is authorized to submit on behalf of the filing entity;
- Resetting password of individual users who are authorized to submit on behalf of the filing entity; and
- Reassigning work items within the group of authorized users.
New! 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. They will show you how to create new shipment transactions, retrieve transactions, create templates, make changes and submit transaction as well as answer any additional questions.
Internet Café and Meeting Space
An internet café will be open to provide internet access and a place to gather for one-on-one meetings or consult with colleagues.
Thursday, September 2 (One Day Only)
The Exhibit Hall will be open only on Thursday, September 2 from 7:30am-3:30pm to provide ample opportunity to speak with industry and government service providers. Please note that industry exhibits will not be present during the first two days of the conference. Over thirty private sector and U.S. Government exhibitors will be on hand to present the services they offer to assist in your various export control responsibilities. Such services include global logistics management, compliance strategies, and education and counseling on international trade management and regulations. The Exhibitor Reception on September 1 will provide an opportunity for the exhibitors to introduce their services in advance on the exhibit hall opening on Thursday, September 2.
This workshop will provide an advanced level discussion of the recently revised encryption provisions of the Export Administration Regulations. Issues to be discussed include removal of certain items using encryption from encryption controls, encryption "registration," eligibility of certain encryption items for self-classification, notification and review requirements that have not changed, de minimis content in foreign made items, and reexports. The presenters will include the Information Technology Controls Division Director and Senior Licensing Officers.
Export Compliance Interagency Forum
Representatives of BIS's Office of Exporter Services, Export Enforcement and Technology Evaluation, the Census Bureau's Foreign Trade Division, the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control and the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls will discuss the agencies' perspectives, tools to facilitate compliance, and measures to enhance verifiability of compliance.
A full day of specific topic roundtables will give you the opportunity to meet and network with officials of BIS and other agencies and your 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.
BIS at Your Service
BIS personnel will be available in the Exhibit Hall to meet you. Licensing and enforcement offices will be represented to provide guidance on the services BIS provides to help exporters understand the Export Administration Regulations, submit applications and obtain export licenses, when required.