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    Category I-III (firearms) final rule published 01/23/2020 (85 FR 4136)

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    Entity List final rule published 11/13/19 (84 FR 61538)

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    Entity List final rule published 10/09/19 (84 FR 54002)

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    On December 13, 2019, Deputy Assistant Secretary Borman participated in the European Union Export Control Forum in Brussels, Belgium

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    Huawei Affiliates Entity List rule on public display and effective 8/19/19

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    Entity List final rule published 8/14/19 (84 FR 40237)

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February 19-20, 2020 San Diego, CA

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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This 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 re-export without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Management Compliance Program (EMCP) 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.

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February 25-26, 2020 San Antonio, TX

San Antonio_TXFebruary 25-26, Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This 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, and other items subject to the EAR.  We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR, how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN), steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item, when you can export or reexport without applying for a license, export clearance procedures, and record keeping requirements.


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April 1-2, 2020 Los Angeles, CA

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The Export Control Forum will return to Southern California this Spring with a full agenda dedicated to recent developments in the export control field. This day-and-a-half conference will provide a convenient, West Coast alternative to the Annual Conference on Export Controls that BIS has conducted in Washington, D.C. for 30 years. This year’s Forum will feature numerous regulatory, policy, licensing and enforcement experts from the principal U.S. export control agencies. As in years past, the event will include a networking opportunity at the close of the first day, where participants may interact with the speakers and other attendees in a more congenial environment. For those interested in showcasing their products or services, the conference will also offer the opportunity to be an exhibitor, facilitating your ability to reach many of the most experienced professionals in the field. We truly look forward to presenting this event on the West Coast and hope to see you there!

For the latest information on the content of the Export Control Forum, please contact the BIS Western Regional Office at 949-660-0144 or 408-998-8806.

The Export Control Forum details the significant changes that have recently occurred and offers a “look ahead” for developments you can expect in the future.  It is not a basic, “how-to” course.  If you are new to the export control arena, we encourage you to attend one of the many “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” seminars BIS offers throughout the country.  Those events cover the Export Administration Regulations in a step-by-step manner, enabling you to understand and comply with relevant export controls.
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April 15-16, 2020 Harrisburg, PA

April 15-16, 2020 Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This 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; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures; and record keeping requirements.
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May 19-20, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 19-20, Charleston, SC

Complying with U.S. Export Controls

This 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, and other items subject to the EAR.  We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR, how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN), steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item, when you can export or reexport without applying for a license, export clearance procedures, and record keeping requirements.

 

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May 21, 2020 Charleston, SC

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May 21, Charleston, SC

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

How to Build an Export Compliance Program is a one-day workshop that provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the EAR, and to prevent export control violations.  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, and compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2018 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.  Recommended prerequisite:  Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

 

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U.S. Department of Justice For Immediate Release: October 18, 2012
United States Attorney's Office Contact -- BIS Public Affairs: 202-482-2721

TAMPA MAN SENTENCED FOR EXPORTING MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

WORTH OF COMPUTER EQUIPMENT TO IRAN

Tampa, Florida - U.S. District Judge Virginia M. Hernandez Covington sentenced Mohammad Reza "Ray" Hajian (57, Tampa) today to 4 years in federal prison for conspiracy to violate the International Emergency Economic Powers Act and the Iranian Transaction Regulations.  The court also ordered Hajian to serve a one-year term of supervised release, upon his release from prison, and to forfeit $10 million, which are traceable to proceeds of the offense. 

Hajian pleaded guilty on July 11, 2012.  Three of his companies, RH International LLC, Nexiant LLC, and P & P Computers LLC, also pleaded guilty on the same date.

According to court documents, between 2003 and the fall of 2011, Hajian conspired with others to unlawfully export sophisticated, enterprise level computer and related equipment from the United States to Iran, in violation of the U.S. embargo.  In an effort to conceal their activities, Hajian and his co-conspirators caused the shipments of computers and related equipment, as well as the payments for the same, to travel to and from the United States and Iran through the United Arab Emirates.  Hajian and his co-conspirators communicated with each other via e-mail. They employed fake identities, fake end-users, and coded language in order to mask the true nature of their activities.  Hajian shipped approximately $14.85 million worth of computer and related equipment during the conspiracy.

“The magnitude and scope of the threats facing the United States has never been greater than today, and that’s why Homeland Security Investigations investigates individuals who try to export sensitive technologies to hostile nations,” said Sue McCormick, special agent in charge of Homeland Security Investigations Tampa. “Homeland Security Investigations takes pride in protecting our country, and today’s sentencing is the latest example of our effective investigative efforts.”

"Today's sentencing demonstrates the ongoing cooperation with our federal law enforcement partners  to prevent  U.S. technology from falling into the wrong hands.  In this case, a key Iranian procurement network which could have been damaging to U.S. national security was shut down," said Robert Luzzi, Special Agent-in-Charge of the U.S. Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security's Office of Export Enforcement Miami Field Office. "Parties who conspire to export to embargoed destinations such as Iran will be pursued and prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law."

This case was investigated by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement's (ICE) Homeland Security Investigations (HSI) and the U.S. Department of Commerce, Office of Export Enforcement.  It was prosecuted by U.S. Department of Justice Trial Attorney Mariclaire Rourke and Assistant United States Attorney Rachelle DesVaux Bedke.

   
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