Society for International Affairs  
Educating the International Trade Community on Export and Import Process



2022 Summer Back to Basics Conference

Monday, July 18, 2022 - Wednesday, July 20, 2022 | 1:00-5:00 PM
Gaylord National Resort & Convention Center
201 Waterfront St, National Harbor, MD 20745

UPDATED AGENDA - 6/17/2022

Monday, July 18, 2022

7:15 | Registration & Breakfast

8:15 | Opening Remarks

Tom Donovan, SIA President 
Kate Koeppen, Conference Director

8:30 | Overview of Export Control Regimes & Regulations Panel

Tom Donovan, Northrop Grumman Corporation
Joshua Richter, Leonardo DRS

This Panel will provide a basic overview of U.S. Export Control Regimes and Regulations. Attendees will be introduced to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The panel will discuss the various government agencies that oversee the regulations. General concepts on jurisdiction determination and 600 series will be introduced. Key definitions found in the regulations will be discussed to include defense articles, export, release, U.S. person, and technical data.

10:45 | Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification Panel

Candace M. J. Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Chris Weil,  Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls  
Jeff Leitz, Munitions Controls Division, Bureau of Industry and Security    
Mariam Osmun, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration

Before you can export, you must determine which regulation (ITAR or EAR) applies to the product or technology. Determination of the “jurisdiction” is the first critical step. Next you must determine the applicable export “classification” – either US Munitions List (USML) category or Export Control Classification Number (ECCN). This panel will address the process to make a self-determination on jurisdiction and classification. It will address the specially designed criteria. The process to submit and obtain a Commodity Jurisdiction determination will be covered to support companies that cannot make a self-determination.

12:00 | Lunch

1:00 | Commodity Jurisdiction and Classification Panel (continued)

Candace M. J. Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Chris Weil,  Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls  
Jeff Leitz, Munitions Controls Division, Bureau of Industry and Security    
Mariam Osmun, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration

3:00 | Jurisdiction/Classification Exercise

Candace M. J. Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Chris Weil,  Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls  
Jeff Leitz, Munitions Controls Division, Bureau of Industry and Security    
Mariam Osmun, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration

Hands-on experience will be gained by walking through the commodity jurisdiction and export classification process of aerospace and defense systems/products.  This will require participants to access the ITAR and EAR to analyze products against provided criteria and make a jurisdiction and classification determination. Experts will be available to help guide you through.

5:00 | Conference Adjourn

5:15 | Reception

Tuesday, July 19, 2022

7:15 | Breakfast

8:00 | Opening Remarks

Kate Koeppen, Conference Director

8:05 | ITAR Licensing Panel

Julia Mason, Peraton   
Lisa Brown, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

This Panel will provide a roadmap for the complex ITAR licensing process and help you identify what type of license is needed for a particular transaction. This panel will address DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61, DSP-85 and all supporting amendments. Attendees will learn the types of supporting documentation required to submit with each license type. Advice and tips will be provided on what the US Government regulator is looking for in an application. Guidance on how to submit a license to the government and how to track a case will be discussed. 

10:30 | ITAR License Exercise 

Julia Mason, Peraton   
Lisa Brown, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

You will work in teams to complete license applications.  This exercise will provide practical experience to create and submit export license applications for defense articles and related technical data.

11:15 | Getting Started with DECCS 

TBD, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

This Panel will provide Guidance on how to submit a license to the government using DECCS and how to track a case will be discussed. 

12:00 | Lunch

1:00 | ITAR Agreements–Overview, Preparation and Best Practices

Katherine Heubert, Reeves & Dola LLP 
Mike Carey, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

This Panel will explain Technical Assistance Agreements (TAA), Manufacturing Licensing Agreements (MLA), and Warehouse and Distribution Agreements (WDA) – when you need them, how to prepare, and helpful best practices to ensure success. Key areas will include the preparation of the transmittal letter and agreement, managing provisos, congressional notification, and general maintenance of an agreement. In addition, this panel will address the submission of licenses in furtherance of agreements. 

3:15 | ITAR TAA Exercise

Katherine Heubert, Reeves & Dola LLP 
Mike Carey, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

This exercise will walk you through the process of actually preparing an Agreement and the importance of using the DDTC Guidelines for Preparing Agreements.  This exercise will provide practical experience is preparing Agreements.

4:15 | ITAR Exemptions

Dave Allman, DLA Piper  LLP

The ITAR provides “Exemptions” from the requirement for an export license.  This presentation will help you identify the various exemptions available, and when and how to use them. Exemptions will cover the exportation of defense articles, technical data and the provision of defense services and will cover ITAR sections 123, 124, 125 and 126. 

5:00 | Adjourn

5:00 – 6:00 | Meet the Speakers (Roundtable discussions/open Q&A)

(DDTC-L, DDTC-P, DDTC-C, BIS, DTSA, Industry speakers)

This provides attendees with the opportunity to meet the speakers to obtain answers to specific questions that they may not want to address in the larger forum.

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

7:30 | Continental Breakfast

8:00 | Opening Remarks

Conference Director

8:05 |  DTSA Panel Review

Laurie Hays, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration   
Chuck Nepach, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration

The Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) will explain their critical role in the export license review and approval process. DTSA reviewers include both technical and policy experts. This panel will explain what information is necessary on your license submittals to obtain success

8:35 | EAR Licensing/Exceptions Panel

Candace Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Ashley Conboy, Munitions Control Division, Bureau of Industry and Security   
Taurus Brackett, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration 

The EAR controls the export of certain dual-use and military items.  This panel will provide an overview of EAR Licensing requirements and EAR Exceptions that may be used in lieu of an export license. Specifically, it will cover the structure of the Commerce Control List (CCL) and corresponding Export Classification Control Numbers (ECCN), the 10 General Prohibitions, de minimis, making a license determination, No License Required exports, and EAR licensing exceptions. 

10:45 | EAR License/Exception Exercise 

Candace Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Ashley Conboy, Munitions Control Division, Bureau of Industry and Security   
Taurus Brackett, Export Control Directorate, Defense Technology Security Administration 

Working with others, you will prepare an EAR Export License and determine if and when a license exception may be used.  This exercise will give you some practical experience to create and submit export license applications for EAR controlled hardware and related technology.

12:00 | Lunch

1:00 | Got your license… now what?  

Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies (TBD)

This panel will address the Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and the various regulatory steps required when shipping tangible items. Specifically, the attendees will learn about the destination control statements of the ITAR and EAR and how to manage export shipments. The panel will cover the Automated Export System (AES) and how best to deal with U.S. Customs.  

3:00 | Trade Compliance Program/Disclosures and Enforcement  

Jennifer Weinel, Northrop Grumman Corporation (TBD)   
TBD, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls 
Liliane Bloz, Export Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security

This Panel will focus on Trade Compliance Programs and what your company needs to do to implement an effective one, to include monitoring and identification of violations and an overview of the Voluntary Disclosure process.  Attendees will learn about key elements of a Compliance Program to include Management Commitment, recordkeeping, policies, procedures, training, and monitoring.  The panel will address the synergies between complying with the ITAR and the EAR.

5:00 | Conference Adjourns

SUMMER 2022 
BACK TO BASICS COMMITTEE

Conference Director:
Kate Koeppen, Schaeffler Group USA

SIA Board Liaison(s):
Josh Richter, Leonardo DRS
Samantha "Sam" Johnson, AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc.

Speaker Chair:
Alison Zielinski, GDIT

AV Chair: 
Jeff Goodrich, OCR Services

Pubs Chair:
Corinne Kaplan, CK Trade Compliance Consulting

Hotel Chair:  
Stella Brooks, HII's Mission Technologies division

SIA Business Office: Donna Dietz & Pati Colon

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