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Global Export Compliance

Organizations are realizing the growing importance to integrate their Export Compliance Program into operational business processes to minimize risk exposure and inconvenient business disruptions. While the Obama Administration pushes export growth to boost the economy and job creation, at the same time federal export controls must be complied with.Their purpose is to advance U.S. national security, foreign policy and economic objectives. Thus, global business expansion comes at a price in the form of the risk of exposure to criminal or civil liability for non-compliance with export control laws.Effective controls are essential to minimize and ideally avoid risk, while supporting corporate expansion into the global marketplace.   Lack of cooperation across an organization and minimal support for export compliance in general translates into stunting the growth of the organization and revenue loss.Without a strategy or proper adjustments in business operations to accommodate global growth, organizations are likely to face costly fines due to non-compliance and the loss of sales opportunities, affecting an organization’s stature and reputation.With the right action plan and adequate internal support towards export compliance processes, wise companies are better prepared to grow at a healthy rate and compete effectively in a challenging and ever changing global environment.

Turning 'Theory' into 'Practice'?

This program will combine an overview of the elements and skills required to develop and implement a successful corporate program that complies with the requirements of the governing agencies.

Who should attend?

Export Compliance Specialists, Coordinators and Administrators General Counsel, Vice Presidents, Directors, Managers of: Export Compliance, Export Control, Export Policy, Export Administration, Export Operations, Export Licensing, Global Trade Compliance oInternational Trade Compliance, Logistics & Supply Chain, Product Development oBusiness Development, Technology Transfer, Sales   Private Practice Attorneys and Consultants in Export Controls, Regulatory / Trade Compliance

 

Key areas to be covered in the programme and documentation

Overall Context of Export Control Laws and Policies ·State DepartmentDefense Trade Controls ·Commerce DepartmentDual-Use Controls ·Office of Foreign Assets ControlSanctions Programs and related Controls ·U.S. CustomsControls Imports and Exports at Border Crossings  

Overview of the Export Control Reform (ECR) Initiatives ·Review the current ECR status and updates on policy and regulatory changes ·Eligibility of newest license exception STA and how to determine whether your shipment is eligible under this exception ·Significance of information sharing and seamless processes through enhanced information technology capabilities ·New criteria that shift the control of items from the U.S. Munitions Lists (USML) to the Commerce Control List (CLL) ·Analyze which ECR initiatives will affect your business operations and the overall export compliance program ·Preparing internal export compliance programs for impending changes in regulations  

Compliance Considerations for International Export Compliance ·Know the high-risk areas within your own organization ·Understand which export control regime applies to your business profile and the related license requirements ·Deemed Exports, Routed Exports and Re-export compliance obligations ·Export compliance violations that have turned into publicly announced penalty cases ·Understanding policies of economic sanctions programs concerning Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria.  

Uncover the Framework of an Effective Export Management & Compliance Program ·Design strategies to create and implement a compliance program that complies with the letter and spirit of the law ·How much Export Compliance is enough for my company? ·How big should our export compliance organization be? ·What does an upgrade IT structure have to do with export compliance? ·If C-Level commitment and adequate resources are key to effective compliance programs, how can you win both? ·Elements of effective internal controls  ·Assess risk and have program oversight  ·Create processes for a corrective actions  

Construct and Drive the Business case by Positioning Export Compliance as a Strategic Business Leader ·Create the business case for export compliance professionals to support and maintain corporate goals ·Generate cross functional support and sponsorship by business units in support of corporate goals and protectingthe bottom line ·Drive the export compliance message across the organization to generate voluntary compliance  

Organizational Framework for Export Compliance ·Creating organizational alignment ·Clear allocation of compliance responsibility and authority ·Designating cross-functional responsibilities and when to involve subject matter experts ·Securing involvement of internal auditors and legal counsel ·Does the positioning of the trade compliance function within the organizational structure influence its effectiveness?  ·What if it’s Legal or the Supply Chain and Logistics department?  

Tracking and Classifying Dual Use Items ·Current status of U.S. classification requirements – USML and CCL ·Accurately classifying defense trade articles and military items transitioned into dual-use ·Accurately classifying new products, technical data and technologies ·Ramifications of improper classifications and what to avoid  

Enable and Understand the Business Processes and Integration of Export Compliance Procedures ·Ensure processes and solutions are place and are flexible to evolve with the demands of a shifting environment  ·Identify key capabilities to execute core tasks that facilitate compliance with proposed changes ·Understand internal processes, procedures, and workflow structures to ensure a successful process change strategy ·Map critical tasks for executives, managers and team leaders to position the company for sustained compliance  ·What should their priorities be to support and maintain corporate Export Compliance? ·Assess the handling of critical and key international transaction concerns  

Screening for Restricted Parties, End-Users & End-Uses of Potential Exports ·Screening your customers, countries, forwarders, carriers and vendors ·Understand what lists to screen against and standardizing a method that meets your business needs ·Positive screening results and how to clear a match  ·Considerations in mergers and acquisitions  

Audit and Monitor Your Export Compliance Program ·The framework of a formal and effective audit program, plus  ·Measuring the effectiveness, the planning phases, tools and procedures of the program  ·Build and evaluate valuable formal compliance audits and scorecards ·Ensure your audit team is ready and aware of the most recent federal requirements

Increase Internal Understanding through Strategic Communication & Training ·Develop tactical plans for delivery and change management communication ·Training emphasis on high-risk areas ·Define organizational and department-level training requirements ·Determine training frequency, course styles and learning types ·Stories of attitudes likely to be encountered

About the Trainer:

Christel Vilogron is the founder of IMPORT EXPORT BEST PRACTICES (IEBP). She provides practical advice and interprets how the export regulations apply to clients’ specific situations. Her focus is on matters that involve BIS, FTR, ITAR, and OFAC policies and regulations.   Her expertise untangles the maze of export regulations, so that product is ready for global expansion effectively and efficiently, avoiding tangles and detours usually associated with export compliance requirements. Christel’s tenacious determination on behalf of her clients gained OFAC’s agreement to eliminate a time-costly and repetitive license application requirement. This gave her clients reprieve from months-long cumbersome work, and eliminated the need for additional export licenses otherwise required to sell product overseas. Using her vast knowledge of export licensing policies and regulations, Christel initiated the successful challenge of a complicated export control law. Marked as highly unusual and a major breakthrough, the government (BIS) agreed to reverse the export control law, followed by changes in import laws of all importing countries. At IEBP, Christel advises on a variety of export compliance matters, such as:

   ·Customized export compliance programs, manuals and export documentation ·commodity jurisdiction and classifications for ECCN, USML and Schedule B ·license applications and license management of BIS, ITAR and OFAC licenses ·agreements ·FTR rules and EEI filing under AES ·deemed exports and technical data transfer rules, plus I-129 declarations ·sanctions programs ·risk assessments and audits ·training ·voluntary disclosures  

Prior to founding IEBP, Christel was an export compliance professional working for the General Counsel at the U.S. Treasury Department, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), followed by 10 years in export compliance as a Licensing Officer, Lead Auditor and Director of System Reviews at the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Export Administration (now known as Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in Washington, D.C. and in Southern California. She pioneered government initiatives that formed the basis for current BIS programs, such as the Export Management System and the Freight Forwarder Seminar series. She forged government-to-government and industry-government relationships that won her a Bronze Medal Award for Superior Federal Service. During the following 18 years, Christel set up from inception and managed global trade compliance departments where she developed and implemented export and import compliance programs for small and large corporations across multiple industry sectors.

By the appointment of the Secretary of Commerce and for BIS, Christel served on the President’s Export Council Subcommittee on Export Administration, an executive advisory body on export regulations and policy matters. Fluent in German, conversant in Spanish and French, Christel has a B.A. in International Relations. She is an active member of professional trade compliance organizations

Benefits to you

·U.S. Export Controls & Policies ·Export Control Reform Initiatives ·Review of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CLL)

·Sanctions programs and policies

·Deemed Exports and related compliance

·Routed Exports

·Embedding export compliance concepts into your corporate culture

·Examine how the organizational structure supports the trade compliance effectiveness

·Review the export compliance function under Legal and Supply Chain & Logistics departments

·What you need to know about the framework of a best practices Export Compliance Program

·Tailoring internal controls that address risks inherently associated with doing business internationally

·Ongoing self-assessment, monitor and audit of your Export Compliance Program

·Key elements of an audit program ·Internal partnerships to increase understanding through strategic communications and training

·Export Enforcement

Companies already benefiting include:

Duration of Course

2 days Day Course

Course details

TBA, 2013

For more information about this course and upcoming course dates, please contact Emily Jones at emilyj@marcusevansch.com or call 312.540.3000 ext 6714

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