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US Export Controls


Overview/Description
Target Audience
Expected Duration
Lesson Objectives
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Overview/Description
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); explains the definitions of key terms under the various laws, such as 'exports' and 'foreign persons'; and describes 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 legal statutes or statutory instruments. 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.

Target Audience
Employees who have contact with "foreign persons" as defined by the "deemed export" rule and those who are responsible for making decisions about where and to whom, and under what circumstances, goods, information or technology can be exported

Expected Duration (hours)
1.0

Lesson Objectives

US Export Controls

  • recognize some of the situations covered by export control regulations
  • describe considerations involved in classifying items under ITAR
  • describe considerations involved in classifying items under the EAR
  • recognize appropriate actions to ensure compliance with ITAR
  • recognize how to determine EAR licensing requirements
  • Course Number:
    lchr_01_a81_lc_enus