In the world of international trade, it's what you don't know that can hurt you. With the U.S. government's focus on homeland security and its increasing reliance on photonics for the development and production of defense-related products and services, your activities may well be subject to the ITAR.
This workshop will begin with a brief contextual overview of U.S. export controls, including the Export Administration Regulations, the ITAR, and special sanction programs administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. We will then transition into a case study focused on the ITAR. Real world situations and lessons learned will be shared. Various aspects of the case study will likely be familiar to you in the context of your own experiences, allowing you to learn effectively how to spot ITAR issues before they negatively impact your business. You will also learn about current enforcement trends and best practices for avoiding violations.
- determine at least on a preliminary basis whether your products, services and/or technical data are subject to the ITAR
- know when a deemed export might arise and what to do about it
- communicate effectively with government and private contracting entities, including prime and subprime contractors, in order to know when the ITAR may apply
- determine what type of government license or approval must be obtained in particular circumstances
- implement best practices to handle ITAR-controlled products, services or technical data and avoid negative enforcement outcomes