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2024 Firearms and Ammunition (Virtual) | Co-hosted with F.A.I.R.

  • 14 Mar 2024
  • 12:30 PM
  • 15 Mar 2024
  • 5:00 PM
  • Online Webex


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Firearms and Ammunition

March 14-15, 2024 | 12:30 - 5:00 PM EST

Join the F.A.I.R. Trade Group and SIA for two half-days dedicated to guiding businesses through the many challenges of importing and exporting firearms and ammunition. Register for this event to hear from distinguished officials from ATF, Customs and Border Protection, the Census Bureau, and the Departments of State, Commerce, and Justice. The convenient virtual format with content delivered from 12:30 – 5:00 p.m. ET over two days allows attendees to manage ongoing business demands each day, while staying current with the rules and policies governing firearms and ammunition imports and exports. Sign up today!

Day 1 – Thursday, March 14, 2024  (All times EDT)

12:30 PM | Opening Remarks -Charles Fowler-FAIR Trade Group

12:45 – 1 PM | Keynote Address – ATF (DAD Lange /DAD Vann)

1:00  – 2:15 PM | Gov Contracts & Gov Furnished Equipment  (FEID,NFA,FESD)

2:15 - 2:30  | Q&A

2:30 PM | Break (15 minutes)

2:45 – 3:00 PM | A&D Book Basics (FEID)

3:00 – 3:30 PM | Marking Requirements & Gunsmithing Rules (FEID)

10 min Q & A

3:40  – 4:15 PM | Machine Gun Demonstration Letters (NFA)

4:30 – 5:00 PM | Firearms and Ammunition Technology (FATD)

10 min Q & A

5:15 PM | Wrap Up & Adjourn Day 1

Day 2 - Friday, March 15, 2024 (All times EDT)

1:00 PM Opening Remarks

1:05 – 2:15 PM DDTC Updates - Alex Douville, Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing

  •  General Updates and Announcements
  •  Update on Enforcement Cases
  •  Update on trends and guidance with respect to Ukraine/Israel
  •  Status of ITAR Reorganization

Q&A: 2:00 – 2:15 PM

2:15 PM: Break (15 minutes)

2:30 – 3:45 PM Brokering (Invited) - Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy

  •  What is Brokering?
  •  What Is Not Brokering?
  •  When is prior approval required?

Q&A: 3:30 – 3:45 PM

3:45 PM: Break (10 minutes)

3:55 – 5:00 PM Anatomy of a Gun Sale - Candace M. J. Goforth, Content Enablers Inc.’s Trade Advisory Services

Q&A: 4:45 – 5:00 PM

5:00 PM Wrap Up & Adjourn Day 2

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Conference Committee:

  • SIA President: Tom Donovan, Northrop Grumman
  • SIA Board Liaison: Candace Goforth, Content Enablers
  • SIA Business Manager: Donna Dietz, SIA
  • F.A.I.R. President: Charles Fowler, Global Procurement Solutions Inc.
  • F.A.I.R. Executive Director: Michael Faucette, Wiley Rein LP
  • F.A.I.R. Business Office: Pati Colon, F.A.I.R.


SIA/FAIR Member: $250 | Non-Member: $ $350 | Government: $150

Attendees are responsible for making their own event registration. Registration must be guaranteed with a major credit card or check.


Cancellation requests must be sent in writing to by Monday, March 11, 2024 to be eligible for a refund. There will be a $35 fee for all cancellations and bank returned checks.

Refunds will not be provided for cancellation requests received after Monday, March 11, 2024. 


It is the responsibility of the attendee to confirm system requirements and test their computers prior to the start of the event.

If a technical failure at the attendee’s home or workplace prevents access to the live event, refunds will not be made. Please log into the event 30 minutes prior to the start time.


SIA Conferences and Seminars may qualify for Continuing Legal Education (CLE) or Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Credits, depending upon the specific jurisdictional requirements. Please check your local jurisdiction.


Background & Purpose

The Society for International Affairs, Inc. (SIA) is a volunteer, nonprofit, educational organization that was jointly formed in 1967 by US Government and Industry. SIA provides a forum for the exchange of information related to export and import licensing. SIA interests cover the entire spectrum of licensing pertaining to the Departments of Commerce, Defense, State, Treasury, and Homeland Security.


Business luncheon meetings are held regularly and feature guest speakers who address regulatory and policy issues affecting exporting and importing. Conferences and seminars are presented on a regular basis to educate and instruct the export community on all aspects of defense and commercial exports and technology transfers.

THE F.A.I.R. Trade Group

Background & Purpose

The Firearms and Ammunition Import/Export Roundtable (F.A.I.R.) is a 501(c)(6) nonprofit organization dedicated to protecting the interests of the firearms and ammunition import/export community. Our mission is to keep the American firearms and ammunition markets open to the global community of suppliers to ensure consumers the broadest market choices. While maintaining the highest standards of professionalism and integrity, F.A.I.R. works with regulatory agencies in a constructive manner to improve regulations governing firearm/ammunition imports and exports. We operate entirely on the funds derived from contributions and our dues paying membership.

Code of Conduct

The meetings and functions of SIA are designed to facilitate the free exchange of ideas and information. Information from these sessions is not for attribution or publication. Recording devices may not be used. SIA members and attendees are expected to uphold the highest standards of personal conduct at all SIA functions and must abide by the Code of Conduct.


Information about SIA membership is available at www.siaed.orgInformation about F.A.I.R. membership is available at

Society for International Affairs
PO Box 9466, Arlington, VA  22219
Phone:  703-946-5683 |

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