The Bureau of Industry and Security

Co-sponsored by:  San Diego & Imperial District Export Council


“Complying with U.S. Export Controls”

February 19 – 20, 2020

Four Points Sheraton, San Diego, CA

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The seminar will also feature guest speakers from the BIS Office of Export Enforcement; the U.S. Census Bureau; and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. 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; Automated Export System (AES) procedures and requirements; sanctions programs; Export Compliance Program (ECP) 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 one-of-a-kind 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.  This seminar will also include guest speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control.  The instructors will be available during the seminar to answer your questions.

The program will be held at the Four Points Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. Registration will begin at 7:30am on Wednesday February 19th. The program will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm on both days.  The hotel offers complimentary day time event parking to event attendees.  Overnight parking is $15 per vehicle per day.


The Four Points Sheraton San Diego (a Marriott owned property) has extended a special lodging rate of $173 (plus taxes) to seminar participants, if booked before February 1, 2020.  To receive this lodging rate, you must book online here or contact the hotel group sales office at 858- 810- 5657 (between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time) by February 1, 2020, and book under the group name, “U.S. Department of Commerce.”                                                                      


Click here to register.  The seminar registration fee is $495 per person.  The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch on both full days, and conference materials.  The registration fee is non-refundable after February 14, 2020.  

For questions or information regarding registration and payments, please contact Kathy Bridges at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Other Questions?

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



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