How to Create An Export Compliance Program Under The Export Administration Regulations (Ears)

Douglas Cohen

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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.

Course Objective

  • What are Export Controls?
  • What is subject to EARs?
  • Who enforces EARs?
  • What are "dual use" products
  • What are the the Know Your Customer Guidelines?
  • What are the penalties for non-compliance?
  • How to create a minimum export compliance program
  • What type of export compliance does DOC recommend?

Course Outline

Topics covered include:

  • The export controls laws prohibit the export of many items and technology for the purpose of protecting US national security and foreign policy
  • Compliance not only involves goods exported but also restricts exports to certain countries, companies, and organizations, and/or individuals.
  • The exporter is ultimately responsible for the entire supply chain of agents, brokers, shippers, and customers
  • Since 9/11/2001, the US Government has increased enforcement of EARs due to concerns about terrorism
  • Penalties for non-compliance are severe, including civil and criminal
  • How to establish and enhance an export compliance program under the EARs
  • Best practices in export compliance under the EARs

Target Audience

  • Human Resources Department
  • Security professionals
  • Sales Departments
  • Compliance Personnel
  • Marketing Departments
  • Shipping and Logistics Departments
  • Contracts and Legal Departments
  • Trade Consultants/Advisors
  • Chambers of Commerce
  • Foreign Trade Agencies
  • Business Development Centers
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Speaker: Douglas Cohen, Senior Manager for Global Trade and Contracts, Worldwid

Douglas Cohen, has for more than 20 years, been at the forefront of international trade and transactions. With senior positions in private law practice, the European Union, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the global airline industry, Mr. Cohen has developed substantial expertise in import-export compliance, international contracts, anti-trust, intellectual property, data privacy, aviation/aerospace, and EU law and policy.

 At present, he is Director General for Trade and Transactions at Worldwide Trade and Legal Associates (WWTL), where he provides legal and strategic counsel to companies seeking to develop and expand foreign markets. In addition, Mr. Cohen directs the Compliance Training division at WWTL, where he works with companies to create and improve their import-export, anti-bribery, antitrust, and intellectual property compliance procedures. Major clients include leaders in aerospace, aviation, information technology, software, semiconductors, and telecommunications.

 Mr. Cohen has been asked to teach international trade, global business, and international law at several universities in the United States, Asia, the Near East, and Europe. He is the author of numerous publications and training DVDs in the fields of import-export compliance, international negotiations, foreign market entry, cross-cultural communications, Internet law, data privacy, and intellectual property protection.

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