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



2022 VIRTUAL Winter Back to Basics Conference
Monday, February 14, 2022 - Friday, February 18, 2022 | 1:00-5:00 PM

MondayFebruary 14, 2022  

Opening Remarks: 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM EDT 

Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies, SIA President   
Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Conference Director 

Session One: 1:10 PM – 1:55 PM EDT 

Overview of Export Control Regimes & Regulations Panel 

Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies 
Tom Donovan, Northrop Grumman Corporation 

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. 

Session Two: 2:00 PM – 5:00 PM EDT (Break from 3:00 PM – 3:10 PM)

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  
Jeffrey 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. 

Jurisdiction/Classification Scenario Review 

Led by Speakers 

Q&A Session: 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM EDT 

DDTC, BIS, DTSA, Industry speakers 

TuesdayFebruary 15, 2022  

Opening remarks: 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM EDT 

Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Conference Director 

Session Three: 1:10 PM – 2:10 PM EDT (Break from 2:10PM-2:20PM) 

Getting Started with DECCS 

Lisa Parker, Charlie Liebetrau, and Chris Radcliffe, DECCS, 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. 

Session Four: 2:20 PM – 4:20 PM EDT 

ITAR Licensing Panel 

Cynthia Keefer, BAE Systems, Inc.    
George Moose, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing 

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 using DECCS and how to track a case will be discussed. 

ITAR License Scenario Review 

Led by Speakers 

Q&A Session: 4:20 PM – 5:00 PM EDT 

DECCS, DDTC, Industry speakers 

WednesdayFebruary 16, 2022  

Opening remarks: 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM EDT 

Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Conference Director 

Session Five: 1:10 PM – 3:10 PM EDT (Break from 3:10 PM-3:20 PM)

ITAR Agreements–Overview, Preparation and Best Practices 

Barbara Clark, Northrop Grumman Corporation/Tom Donovan, Northrop Grumman Corporation  
Michael Carey, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing  
Dhraman Singh, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing 

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. 

ITAR TAA Scenario Review 

Led by Speakers 

Session Six: 3:20 PM – 4:15 PM EDT 

ITAR Exemptions 

Sandra Cross, Huntington Ingalls Industries 

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 

Q&A Session: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM EDT 

DDTC-L, Industry speakers 

Thursday, February 17, 2022  

Opening remarks: 1:00 pm – 1:10 pm EDT 

Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Conference Director 

Session Seven: 1:10 PM – 1:40 PM EDT 

DTSA Review Panel 

Rob DeSilva, 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. 

Session Eight: 1:50 PM – 4:15 PM EDT (Break from 3:00 pm – 3:10 pm) 

EAR Licensing/Exceptions Panel 

Candace Goforth, Goforth Trade Advisors LLC  
Tim Mooney, Regulatory Policy Division, Bureau of Industry and Security  
Ashley Conboy, Munitions Control Division, Bureau of Industry and Security  
Bruce O’Cain, 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 Control Classification Numbers (ECCN), the 10 General Prohibitions, de minimis, making a license determination, No License Required exports, and EAR licensing exceptions. 

EAR License/Exception Scenario Review 

Led by Speakers 

Q&A Session: 4:15 PM – 5:00 PM EDT 

BIS, DTSA, Industry speakers 

Friday, February 18, 2022  

Opening remarks: 1:00 PM – 1:10 PM EDT 

Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation, Conference Director 

Session Nine: 1:10 PM – 2:40 PM EDT 

Got your license… now what? 

Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies  
Glenda Bass, Siemens Government Technologies, Inc. 

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. 

Session Ten: 2:55 PM – 4:25 PM EDT 

Trade Compliance Program/Disclosures and Enforcement 

Jennifer Weinel, Northrop Grumman Corporation  
Emily King, Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance     
Orestes Theocharides, Export Management & Compliance Division, 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. 

Q&A Session: 4:25 PM – 5:00 PM EDT 

DDTC, BIS, Industry speakers 

 


WINTER BACK TO BASICS COMMITTEE

SIA President: Marc Binder, International Trade Compliance Strategies 

Board Liaison: Lisette Hendriksen, BAE Systems, Inc. 

Conference Director: Jeremy Huffman, Northrop Grumman Corporation 

Speaker Chairs: Chandler S. Leonard, Crowell & Moring  & Samantha Johnson, AIRBUS U.S. Space & Defense, Inc. 

Audio/Visual Chairs: Matt Binder, Northrop Grumman Corporation & Tarah Homicile, Thermo Fisher Scientific  

SIA Business Office: Donna Dietz & Pati Colon

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