The Bureau of Industry and Security

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


How to Build an Export Compliance Program

February 21, 2020

Four Points Sheraton
San Diego, CA

How to Build an Export Compliance Program
Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and to prevent export control violations. This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program. Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program. This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the BIS Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program. The registration fee is $295, please register via (launch in your browser).

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

Note: The information presented in this program is not a legal requirement of the Export Administration Regulations. It is intended to give informational advice and guidance based on industry best practices in the field of compliance.

Recommended prerequisite: Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.


About the Instructors
The instructors are experienced BIS export management compliance specialists and senior staff from Washington, D.C. headquarters. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how to develop an export compliance program.


The program will be held at the Four Points Sheraton San Diego, Palms Conference Room, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123. Registration will begin at 7:30am on Friday, February 21. The program will be conducted from 8:30am to 4:30pm. The hotel offers complimentary day time event parking to event attendees. Overnight parking is $15 per vehicle a day.

The Four Points Sheraton San Diego (a Marriott owned property) has extended a special lodging rate of $173 (plus taxes) to seminar participants. To receive this lodging rate, by February 1 you must book online (link is below) or contact the hotel group sales office at 858- 810- 5657 (between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time). Book your group rate under - US Department of Commerce

The seminar registration fee is $295 per person at -- launch in your browser to register online. The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch, and conference materials. The registration fee is non-refundable after February 14.

For questions or information regarding registration and payments, please contact: USDOC/CS San Diego – Matt Andersen, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 858-467-7033; or Kathy Bridges, This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 858-467-7042.

Other Questions?
For more 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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