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Course Summary

The Content Enablers Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for Practitioners course is comprised of six modules:

  • Jurisdiction and Classification  
  • Regulated Activities
  • Authorizations
  • Authorization Management
  • Customs Clearance
  • Trade Compliance Programs

This practitioner awareness course introduces learners to the six primary areas of trade compliance that they may be involved in: jurisdiction and classification, regulated activities, authorizations, authorization management, customs clearance, and compliance programs. This course will provide an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the U.S. Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and the Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes.  

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

Users will receive a certificate of completion from George Mason University upon successful completion of this course.

Learning Objectives

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

Trade-Specific 

  • Understand that trade compliance is a company-wide endeavor.
  • 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.  
  • Recognize when to ask for assistance and/or seek guidance.
  • Know that trade controls consider end-use, end-user as well as country of use.

Role-Specific 

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

Target Audience

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

Course Duration: 2 Hours, 22 Minutes  

Certificate of Completion: George Mason University

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

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