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The 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, 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. Technical, policy, and enforcement professionals from BIS, as well as specialists from other agencies such as the Bureau of the Census, will participate.

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The Export Administration Regulations concerning the requirement for U.S. Persons to report their receipt of certain boycott requests to the Department of Commerce may be found at 15 C.F.R. Section 760.5. Paragraph (a) explains which requests are reportable; paragraph (b) explains how and when to file a report; and paragraph (c) concerns disclosure of the information contained in the report (see Section 760.5 of the Export Administration Regulations).

Whether the report is transmitted electronically or by mail to the Office of Antiboycott Compliance, you must submit an original and one copy of each form and supporting documentation.

For electronic transmission, follow the prompts on the screen to mark and submit “Original” and “Public Inspection Copy.” For mail submission of paper reports, mark one of the sets (one report form and one copy of the document or page containing the boycott request) as the “Original.” Mark the second set “Public Inspection Copy.”

You may remove from the Public Inspection set any information that you believe would put a United States Person involved in the transaction at a competitive disadvantage and therefore should be protected from public disclosure (see guidance in 15 C.F.R. Section 760.5(c), “Disclosure of information,” and “Notice of Right to Protect Certain Information From Disclosure” at the top of each form. Each report form also contains boxes to check to indicate that you have elected to request confidentiality of certain information. See items 10 and 11 on Form BIS 621P, and item 5 on Form BIS 6051P).

Detailed instructions regarding completion of the individual questions on each form may be found on the forms themselves. Each report, however transmitted, must contain entries for every applicable item.

Note that in item 1a. on the report forms, the requested “Firm Identification No.” (FIN) is a number assigned to each company by BIS. If you do not know your company’s FIN, leave the space blank.

Note that the requested “Reference number” (item 6 on Form BIS 621P, and item 8 on Form BIS 6051P-a, Continuation Sheet) is a number or file name you use to identify the relevant transaction within your company and/or use when communicating with other companies involved in the transaction.

If your company received a reportable boycott request within the United States, your company has until the last day of the month following the calendar quarter in which the request was received to have your completed report postmarked or electronically date-stamped. (See subparagraph 4 under paragraph (b) to Section 760.5 for further details.)

If your company is located outside the United States and received a reportable boycott request, you have until the last day of the second month following the calendar quarter in which the request was received to have your completed report postmarked or electronically date-stamped. (See subparagraph 5 under paragraph (b) to Section 760.5 for further details.)

If you still have questions after reading the Section 760.5 regulations and the instructions here or questions about the actual reporting forms, please contact us through our Web query page or call us on (202) 482-2381.

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