How to Create an Export Compliance Program under the Export Administration Regulations

01:00 PM EDT | 10:00 AM PDT | 12:00 PM CDT Duration 60 Minute


June 7, 2017 at 01:00 PM EST | 12:00 PM CST | 10:00 AM PST

This training program will assist attendees in establishing and enhancing an export compliance program and offer best practices for export compliance given under the Export Administration Regulations (EARs).

Why Should You Attend:

The US Government regulates the export of information, commodities, technology, and software considered important to US national security, economic competition, and foreign policy. Compliance not only involves the export of goods but also restricts export to certain countries, companies, organizations, and customers.  Since 9/11/2001, enforcement of EARs has increased tremendously due to concerns about terrorism.
Exporters need a customized compliance program to manage their export decisions and to be compliant with the EARs.  Penalties for violation of EARs are severe, including fines that can be as high as $250,000 per civil violation and 1,000,000 for criminal violations, as well as 20 years imprisonment per violation.  This Webinar will assist companies/individuals in establishing and enhancing an export compliance program and best practices in export compliance under the EARs.

Areas Covered

a.    What are Export Controls?
b.    What is subject to EARs?
c.    Who enforces EARs?
d.    What are “dual use” products
e.    What are the the Know Your Customer Guidelines?
e.    What are the penalties for non-compliance?
f.     How to create a minimum export compliance program
g.    What type of export compliance does DOC recommend?

Who will Benefit

1.    Shipping and Logistics Departments
2.    Contracts and Legal Departments
3.    Trade Consultants/Advisors
4.    Chambers of Commerce
5.    Foreign Trade Agencies
6.    Business Development Centers
7.    Human Resources Department
8.    Security professionals
9.    Sales Departments
10.    Compliance Personnel
11.    Marketing Departments

Industries who can attend

This 60-minute online course is intended for professionals in the Import and export companies and organizations around the world. Although not presently stated in the draft , the same guide could be used by FDA Regulated Industries personnel

Speaker Profile

Douglas Cohen

For more than twenty years, Douglas Cohen has been at the forefront of international trade and transactions. With senior positions in private practice, the European Union, the U.S. Department of Commerce, the International Air Transport Association,and American Airlines, Mr. Cohen has developed substantial expertise in international trade compliance, international contracts, anti-trust, intellectual property, aviation/aerospace, and EU law and policy.

At present, he is Senior Manager for Global Trade and Contracts at Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates (WWTL), where he provides legal and strategic counsel to companies seeking to create and expand foreign markets. In addition, Mr. Cohen directs the Compliance Training division at WWTL, where he delivers training webinars on international trade.

Mr. Cohen has been asked to teach his expertise at universities and professional conferences worldwide. He is the author of numerous publications and webinars on import-export compliance, import-export strategy, international negotiations, foreign market entry, cross-cultural communications, Internet law, and intellectual property protection.

JD, University of Denver
MBA, Thunderbird, American Graduate School of International Management 
BA, Michigan State University (International Relations)
International Law, Hague Acadamy of International Law 
EU Law and Policy, Universite Libre de Bruxelles

Specialties: Global Mindset: Worked, studied, taught, and enjoyed business relationships in over 35 countries.

Management: Lead cross-functional/cross-cultural teams. Foster innovation and collaboration.

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