US Export Controls

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US firms that transact any level of business internationally must comply with federal laws regulating the export of commercial and defense-related items, information, and technology.

This course provides awareness-level training about the regulatory system for exports; the agencies involved in administering and enforcing the regulations, including the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); the definitions of key terms under the various laws, such as 'exports' and 'foreign persons'; and how to determine whether an item to be exported requires a license.

This course was developed with subject matter support provided by The Potomac Law Group, PLLC. Please note, however, that the course materials and content are for informational purposes only and do not constitute legal advice and may or may not reflect the most current legal developments. Nothing herein, or in the course materials, shall be construed as professional advice as to any particular situation or constitute a legal opinion with respect to compliance with statutes, regulations, or other legal authority. Transmission of the information is not intended to create, and receipt does not constitute, an attorney-client relationship. Readers should not act upon this information without seeking independent legal advice.

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US Export Controls

  • Course Overview
  • recognize some of the situations covered by export control regulations
  • recognize export control regulations
  • Knowledge Check: Introduction to Export Controls
  • recognize considerations involved in classifying items under ITAR
  • recognize considerations involved in classifying items under the EAR
  • Knowledge Check: Classifying Items
  • recognize appropriate actions to ensure compliance with ITAR
  • Knowledge Check: Ensuring Compliance with ITAR
  • recognize how to determine EAR licensing requirements
  • Knowledge Check: Complying with Export Controls
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