Trade Compliance Practitioner Certification Series

Content Enablers, in collaboration with techUK and the Faculty of Social Science & Public Policy at King's College London, introduce the new standard for UK trade compliance professionals who need to understand U.S. trade compliance regulations.

"I really enjoyed the content of all 4 courses. The courses were very thoroughly organized and the material was right on par. The real life scenarios were really well done as they were specific enough to be beneficial, but general enough to appeal to all industries. The interactive items made me dive into the training a bit deeper on certain subjects on my own. The interactive classification content on specially designed was well done and great to and fun to work through and repeat. I am more ITAR focused in my job and the EAR content was really nice to work through. I seem to have really liked the interactive “game-like” features of the training in the end, but all in all the entire training was fantastic.” —Mike Holloway, Textron

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Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

This practitioner awareness course introduces learners in the UK to the six primary areas of U.S. trade compliance that they may be involved in: jurisdiction and classification, regulated activities, authorisations, authorisation management, customs clearance, and compliance programmes. This course will provide an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes. The course includes information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK. The training identifies key activities and definitions within the trade compliance environment to foster understanding of the learner’s role in trade compliance.    

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise trade-related situations and know how to react in each situation to remain compliant with the trade regulations. This objective is satisfied when learners can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

Understand that trade compliance is a company-wide endeavour.

Identify daily activities that give rise to trade compliance considerations.

Recall the different regulatory requirements that exist for the identified activities.

Distinguish and/or differentiate between the scope, focus, or intent of U.S. regulations.

Recognise when to ask for assistance and/or seek guidance.

Know that trade controls consider end use and end user, as well as country of use.

Role-Specific Objectives

Understand that daily activities directly impact or contribute to trade compliance.

Recognise that specific training may be required for successful compliance with the different areas of trade compliance.

Realise that trade compliance happens at all levels of the company and within all business functions.

Target Audience

Employees in the UK who are involved – directly or indirectly – in regulated activities, including employees who interact with non-U.S. persons as part of their job

Employees in the UK who are responsible for managing or overseeing personnel engaged in U.S. trade compliance activities

Course Duration

Approximately 2 Hours, 20 Minutes

Certificates of Completion

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$29.00/Month (USD)

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U.S. Export Authorizations for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

This practitioner-level course examines the authorisation types available for exports and imports of U.S.-regulated hardware, technical information, software, and services under both direct commercial sales and Foreign Military Sales programmes. This course also addresses permanent and temporary nature of transactions. The course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes.

The training provides detailed guidance for implementing the appropriate authorisation for transactions that may involve multiple authorisation types, as well as different regulations, depending on the activity. This course also discusses which business functions may have the relevant information required to determine authorisation needs and will present information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the different types of U.S. authorisations and their applicability to ensure your transaction is compliant. This objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

Understand the implementation requirements for the different types of authorisations under the ITAR and the EAR.

Recognise when multiple authorisations are needed for a transaction to be compliant.

Identify the authorisation management and recordkeeping requirements for the different types of authorisation.

Remember that different business functions play a role in authorisation management and recordkeeping.

Distinguish and/or differentiate the requirements between permanent and temporary transactions.

Role-Specific Objectives

Understand that they may be responsible for determining the appropriate authorisation for a transaction.

Recognise that they may be asked to approve the use of a company-certified authorisation.

Realise that they may be responsible for preparing and submitting formal authorisation requests.

Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for an authorisation.

Target Audience

Employees who are responsible for determining licensing requirements for U.S.-origin items and obtaining the appropriate authorisation

Employees who are responsible for utilising exemptions and exceptions under U.S. regulations

Employees who play a role in authorisation management such as recordkeeping and tracking activities

Employees who are responsible for managing or overseeing trade compliance activities in other business functions such as classification and export clearance

Course Duration

Approximately 7 Hours

Certificates of Completion

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$39.00/Month (USD)

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U.S. Export Classification for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

This practitioner-level training course gives learners in the UK the foundation for conducting and/or validating U.S. jurisdiction and classification assessments of U.S.-origin items by analysing the critical factors to be considered – which are not always explicit in the regulations -- and the methods for conducting such assessments. The factors include the differences between the philosophies of the ITAR and EAR when reviewing items, analysis of the pivotal definitions to understand when information is export controlled, guidance on the issue of ITAR contamination of non-U.S. items, and tips for reading the control lists. The course also discusses the role effective jurisdiction and classification plays in a company’s compliance programme, including best practices for documenting the determination process. The course presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the expected steps in conducting a jurisdiction and classification assessment and the factors that impact the result of an assessment. This objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

Understand the different philosophies regarding the control of technical information under the ITAR and the EAR.

Recall when the different regulatory terms are applicable.

Identify technical information that may be export controlled and review for classification.

Remember that U.S.-origin technical information can contaminate a non-U.S. product or information.

Understand the requirements for marking technical information as export controlled.

Recognise when a jurisdiction and classification assessment needs to be updated or reassessed.

Know that documenting the decision-making process and rationale is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives

Understand that they may be responsible for conducting or validating jurisdiction and classification assessments.

Recognise that they may be asked to assist a vendor in conducting a jurisdiction and classification assessment.

Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for a jurisdiction and classification assessment.

Target Audience

Employees in the UK who are responsible for or involved in conducting and/or validating jurisdiction and classification assessments of U.S.-origin items

Employees who are responsible for determining if technical information is export controlled by the U.S. or marking export-controlled technical data and technology

These learners could include engineers, due to the technical nature of the control lists, but can include employees from other business functions.

Course Duration

Approximately 3 Hours

Certificate of Completion

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$39.00/Month (USD)

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Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

This practitioner-level course introduces learners to the regulatory requirements for effecting the actual shipment or transfer of U.S. export-controlled items – from a UK perspective. These activities are commonly called “customs clearance.” This course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes – including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Federal Trade Regulations, and Customs and Border Protection regulations – and presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

These activities include preparation of customs clearance documentation, decrementation of authorisations, and recordkeeping. Specifically, this course identifies the different requirements for hardware and technical information under the ITAR and the EAR, as well as the submission methods to CBP. The course also discusses the different requirements for permanent transactions and temporary transactions. Transactions involving hand-carry scenarios, self-decrementation, domestic transactions with foreign persons, and shipments using government transport are also addressed. Most importantly, this course discusses best practices for conducting customs activities.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the expected steps in clearing U.S.-origin items for shipment or transfer and to identify the responsible business functions. This objective is satisfied when the learner can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

Understand the customs clearance requirements for hardware shipments and technical information transfers.

Identify the need to provide destination control statements and classification information.

Remember that an authorisation requires decrementation to ensure compliance.

Recognise the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the use of exemptions and exceptions.

Distinguish and/or differentiate between the different requirements for permanent and temporary transactions.

Know that maintaining records associated with a shipment or transfer is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives

Understand that they may be responsible for preparing or submitting customs clearance documentation.

Recognise that they may be responsible for decrementing or monitoring an authorisation for available quantity or value.

Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained related to customs clearance.

Target Audience

Employees who are responsible for preparing and reviewing export control documents with regard to U.S-origin items for customs purposes

Employees who are responsible for clearing inbound U.S.-origin items for either a permanent or temporary transaction

Employees who interface with freight forwarders and logistics providers – both domestically and abroad

Course Duration

Approximately 1 Hour, 40 Minutes

Certificate of Completion

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$39.00/Month (USD)

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Trade Compliance Practitioner Course Bundle

With our bundle option you will receive subscriptions to all four of our practitioner-level courses at a significant discount. It is the most comprehensive online trade compliance training subscription the market, and the only one that provides you with training, certification, and access to the best continuous learning program in the industry.

Included Courses:

Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

Course Summary

This practitioner awareness course introduces learners in the UK to the six primary areas of U.S. trade compliance that they may be involved in: jurisdiction and classification, regulated activities, authorisations, authorisation management, customs clearance, and compliance programmes. This course will provide an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes. The course includes information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

The training identifies key activities and definitions within the trade compliance environment to foster understanding of the learner’s role in trade compliance.    

This is a certificate programme developed by Content Enablers, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, and endorsed by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise trade-related situations and know how to react in each situation to remain compliant with the trade regulations. This objective is satisfied when learners can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that trade compliance is a company-wide endeavour.
  • Identify daily activities that give rise to trade compliance considerations.
  • Recall the different regulatory requirements that exist for the identified activities.
  • Distinguish and/or differentiate between the scope, focus, or intent of U.S. regulations.
  • Recognise when to ask for assistance and/or seek guidance.
  • Know that trade controls consider end use and end user, as well as country of use.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that daily activities directly impact or contribute to trade compliance.
  • Recognise that specific training may be required for successful compliance with the different areas of trade compliance.
  • Realise that trade compliance happens at all levels of the company and within all business functions.

Target Audience

  • Employees in the UK who are involved – directly or indirectly – in regulated activities, including employees who interact with non-U.S. persons as part of their job
  • Employees in the UK who are responsible for managing or overseeing personnel engaged in U.S. trade compliance activities

Course Duration: Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes

Course Outline

Introduction

Jurisdiction and Classification

  • Methods of Classification Determination
  • Order of Review
    • USML
    • CCL
    • Specially Designed
    • Other Considerations
  • Documentation and Reassessment

Regulated Activities

  • Key Definitions
  • End-User and End-Use Considerations
  • Types of Items and Activities
  • Internal Activities
  • Post-Export Activities

Authorizations

  • ITAR Authorizations
    • Licenses
      • Overview
      • DSP-5
      • DSP-61
      • DSP-73
      • DSP-85
      • USML Paragraph (x)
    • Part 124 Agreements
    • ITAR Exemptions
    • Part 126 Exemptions
  • EAR Authorizations
    • EAR Licenses
    • EAR License Exceptions
  • Submission Portals
  • Tips for Submission

Authorization Management

  • Review of Approved Authorizations
  • Provisos and Limitations Compliance
  • Tracking of Activities Under Authorizations
  • Amendments
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Best Practices for Authorization Management

Customs Clearance

  • Shipping Documentation
  • Electronic Export Information
  • Tracking and Decrementation
  • Nontraditional Scenarios
  • Recordkeeping

Trade Compliance Programs

  • Elements of an Effective Trade Compliance Program
  • Topics That Should Be Addressed in a Trade Compliance Program
  • Identifying and Disclosing Potential Violations
  • Managing Disclosures
  • Compliance and Enforcement Actions
  • Industry/Peer Best Practices for Trade Compliance Programs

Training Conclusion

U.S. Export Authorizations for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

Course Summary

This practitioner-level course examines the authorisation types available for exports and imports of U.S.-regulated hardware, technical information, software, and services under both direct commercial sales and Foreign Military Sales programmes. This course also addresses permanent and temporary nature of transactions. The course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes.

The training provides detailed guidance for implementing the appropriate authorisation for transactions that may involve multiple authorisation types, as well as different regulations, depending on the activity. This course also discusses which business functions may have the relevant information required to determine authorisation needs and will present information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

This is a certificate programme developed by Content Enablers, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, and endorsed by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the different types of U.S. authorisations and their applicability to ensure your transaction is compliant. This objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand the implementation requirements for the different types of authorisations under the ITAR and the EAR.
  • Recognise when multiple authorisations are needed for a transaction to be compliant.
  • Identify the authorisation management and recordkeeping requirements for the different types of authorisation.
  • Remember that different business functions play a role in authorisation management and recordkeeping.
  • Distinguish and/or differentiate the requirements between permanent and temporary transactions.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that they may be responsible for determining the appropriate authorisation for a transaction.
  • Recognise that they may be asked to approve the use of a company-certified authorisation.
  • Realise that they may be responsible for preparing and submitting formal authorisation requests.
  • Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for an authorisation.

Target Audience

  • Employees who are responsible for determining licensing requirements for U.S.-origin items and obtaining the appropriate authorisation
  • Employees who are responsible for utilising exemptions and exceptions under U.S. regulations
  • Employees who play a role in authorisation management such as recordkeeping and tracking activities
  • Employees who are responsible for managing or overseeing trade compliance activities in other business functions such as classification and export clearance

Course Duration: Approximately 7 hours

             

U.S. Export Classification for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

Course Summary

This practitioner-level training course gives learners in the UK the foundation for conducting and/or validating U.S. jurisdiction and classification assessments of U.S.-origin items by analysing the critical factors to be considered – which are not always explicit in the regulations -- and the methods for conducting such assessments. The factors include the differences between the philosophies of the ITAR and EAR when reviewing items, analysis of the pivotal definitions to understand when information is export controlled, guidance on the issue of ITAR contamination of non-U.S. items, and tips for reading the control lists. The course also discusses the role effective jurisdiction and classification plays in a company’s compliance programme, including best practices for documenting the determination process. The course presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

This is a certificate programme developed by Content Enablers, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, and endorsed by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the expected steps in conducting a jurisdiction and classification assessment and the factors that impact the result of an assessment. This objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand the different philosophies regarding the control of technical information under the ITAR and the EAR.
  • Recall when the different regulatory terms are applicable.
  • Identify technical information that may be export controlled and review for classification.
  • Remember that U.S.-origin technical information can contaminate a non-U.S. product or information.
  • Understand the requirements for marking technical information as export controlled.
  • Recognise when a jurisdiction and classification assessment needs to be updated or reassessed.
  • Know that documenting the decision-making process and rationale is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that they may be responsible for conducting or validating jurisdiction and classification assessments.
  • Recognise that they may be asked to assist a vendor in conducting a jurisdiction and classification assessment.
  • Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for a jurisdiction and classification assessment.

Target Audience

  • Employees in the UK who are responsible for or involved in conducting and/or validating jurisdiction and classification assessments of U.S.-origin items
  • Employees who are responsible for determining if technical information is export controlled by the U.S. or marking export-controlled technical data and technology
  • These learners could include engineers, due to the technical nature of the control lists, but can include employees from other business functions.


Course Duration: Approximately 3 hours

U.S. Export Clearance for UK Practitioners for techUK Members

Course Summary

This practitioner-level course introduces learners to the regulatory requirements for effecting the actual shipment or transfer of U.S. export-controlled items – from a UK perspective. These activities are commonly called “customs clearance.” This course provides an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes – including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, the Federal Trade Regulations, and Customs and Border Protection regulations – and presents information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

These activities include preparation of customs clearance documentation, decrementation of authorisations, and recordkeeping. Specifically, this course identifies the different requirements for hardware and technical information under the ITAR and the EAR, as well as the submission methods to CBP. The course also discusses the different requirements for permanent transactions and temporary transactions. Transactions involving hand-carry scenarios, self-decrementation, domestic transactions with foreign persons, and shipments using government transport are also addressed. Most importantly, this course discusses best practices for conducting customs activities.

This is a certificate programme developed by Content Enablers, accredited by the CPD Certification Service, and endorsed by the Faculty of Social Science and Public Policy, King’s College London.

Learning Objectives

The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the expected steps in clearing U.S.-origin items for shipment or transfer and to identify the responsible business functions. This objective is satisfied when the learner can:

Trade-Specific Objectives

  • Understand the customs clearance requirements for hardware shipments and technical information transfers.
  • Identify the need to provide destination control statements and classification information.
  • Remember that an authorisation requires decrementation to ensure compliance.
  • Recognise the recordkeeping and reporting requirements for the use of exemptions and exceptions.
  • Distinguish and/or differentiate between the different requirements for permanent and temporary transactions.
  • Know that maintaining records associated with a shipment or transfer is critical to successful compliance.

Role-Specific Objectives

  • Understand that they may be responsible for preparing or submitting customs clearance documentation.
  • Recognise that they may be responsible for decrementing or monitoring an authorisation for available quantity or value.
  • Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained related to customs clearance.

Target Audience

  • Employees who are responsible for preparing and reviewing export control documents with regard to U.S-origin items for customs purposes
  • Employees who are responsible for clearing inbound U.S.-origin items for either a permanent or temporary transaction
  • Employees who interface with freight forwarders and logistics providers – both domestically and abroad


Course Duration: Approximately 1.75 hours

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