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“Who are you doing business with?” “What is the subject of your transaction?” “How is your transaction being conducted?” Content Enablers' awareness-level Trade Compliance Overview: U.S. Defense Controls course introduces any employee, performing any function, subject to U.S. defense controls to these common themes of the trade process. The course is presented in clear, easy-to-understand microlearning elements that highlight key compliance concepts relevant to international trade and offers engaging scenarios that illustrate how these concepts can impact day-to-day situations.

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

Learning Objectives

Enable learners to recognize situations that could give rise to the risk of a trade compliance violation and to know how to respond in accordance with applicable laws and company policies. 

Target Audience

Any employee, regardless of their job function, subject to U.S. defense controls and responsible for carrying out routine compliance-related tasks within their organization.

Course Duration: 1 Hour, 4 Minutes

Certificate of Completion: George Mason University

Course Outline

Introduction to Trade Compliance

  • Who Is Involved in Your Transaction?
  • Functional Introductions to ''Who'' Key Concepts and Scenarios
  • U.S. Exports
    • Exporting Software
    • Export of U.S. Technical Information
    • Export of U.S. Services
    • Deemed Exports and Deemed Reexport
  • U.S. Screening
    • OFAC Sanctions and Embargoes
  • Scenarios
    • Exporting U.S. Technical Information: Sending Controlled Technology to Potential Suppliers
    • Deemed Exports and Deemed Reexports: Plant Tours
    • End Use Restrictions: End Use Is Important
    • U.S. Sanctions and Embargoes: Identifying Export Control Red Flags

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What Is the Subject of Your Transaction?

  • Functional Introduction to “What” Key Concepts and Scenarios
  • Control Lists
    • U.S. Control Lists
  • Authorizations
    • U.S. Export Authorizations
    • Authorizations Under the ITAR
    • Authorizations Under the EAR
  • U.S. Penalties for Export Control Violations
  • Scenarios
    • Authorizations: Export Requirements – Shipping to Other Countries
    • Authorizations Under the ITAR: Joint Proposals with Third-Country Partners

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How Is Your Transaction Being Conducted?

  • Functional Introduction to “How” Key Concepts and Scenarios
  • The Foreign Corrupt Practices Act
  • Money Laundering
  • U.S. Antiboycott Rules
  • Diversion
  • Reporting
  • Scenarios
    • Corruption Controls: Did My Colleague Offer a Bribe?
    • U.S. Antiboycott Rules: I Received a Boycott Request
    • Diversion: Red Flags Concerning an End-User
    • Reporting: Accurate Reporting to Hierarchy and Authorities

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