The Bureau of Industry and Security

Outreach and Educational Services Division

Cosponsored by: The Tennessee District Export Council

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

March 22, 2018

Bass, Berry and Sims Law Firm

Nashville, TN


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 Office of Exporter Services January, 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.

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: Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.





About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, engineers, and enforcement personnel from BIS's Washington, D.C. headquarters and field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies as appropriate.  The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.



The program will be held at the offices of Bass, Berry and Sims Law Firm located at 150 3rd Avenue South, Suite 2800, Nashville, TN 37201.  Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on March 22, 2018.  The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m.



A special conference room rate of $249 plus tax, good until February 19, 2018, has been arranged with Hilton Garden Inn Hotel.  Please see the registration link to be connect to the hotel to make a reservation.



The registration fee for the How to Build an Export Compliance Program seminar is $299 per person. An early registration fee is $285 and is good until January 31, 2018. The fee includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and materials for the entire seminar. To guarantee placement for the BIS seminar:  Click here to register.


Other Questions?

For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call BIS's Outreach and Educational Services Division at (202) 482-6031 or contact us by email.












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