National Forum on

ITAR Compliance

Tuesday, June 20, 2006

About

Is Your Export Compliance Program Meeting Defense Trade Controls Requirements?

Companies operating under the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) face a very demanding export controls environment and must work closely with the U.S. government to conduct international business.

ITAR jurisdiction is expanding and civil and criminal enforcement of defense trade controls has increased substantially, with the government obtaining landmark ITAR settlements, all in the multi-million dollar range. In 2005, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls obtained 60 criminal convictions for ITAR violations, in addition to civil penalties against four companies totaling $35 million. It also increased the number of US companies contacted under the compliance visit program and conducted more than 500 pre or post-license checks of foreign entities.

Creating an adequate ITAR compliance and technology control program is complex and U.S. companies must be up to date on the latest developments and enforcement initiatives of defense trade controls. In this publication National Forum on ITAR Compliance, the American Conference Institute assembled an exceptional faculty of top business, legal and government officials. The publication contains updates on civil and criminal ITAR enforcement, state of the art licensing and compliance practices as well as practical advice on how to successfully implement ITAR controls. Read practical corporate perspectives on how best to comply in a era of increased scrutiny, including:
  • What to consider when submitting a CJ request for a new technology
  • How State/DDTC defines a dual national employee of non-U.S. companies
  • Customs and the ITAR: what matters and what does Customs care about?
  • Implementing Technology Control Plans (TCP) vs. Technology Transfer Control Plans (TTCP)
  • What industry can do to facilitate a timely review of license applications
  • Weighing the risks and benefits of voluntary disclosures
  • How the ITAR affects mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • When is reexport authorization required, how is it obtained and who is responsible for obtaining it?

Contents & Contributors

About

Is Your Export Compliance Program Meeting Defense Trade Controls Requirements?

Companies operating under the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) face a very demanding export controls environment and must work closely with the U.S. government to conduct international business.

ITAR jurisdiction is expanding and civil and criminal enforcement of defense trade controls has increased substantially, with the government obtaining landmark ITAR settlements, all in the multi-million dollar range. In 2005, the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls obtained 60 criminal convictions for ITAR violations, in addition to civil penalties against four companies totaling $35 million. It also increased the number of US companies contacted under the compliance visit program and conducted more than 500 pre or post-license checks of foreign entities.

Creating an adequate ITAR compliance and technology control program is complex and U.S. companies must be up to date on the latest developments and enforcement initiatives of defense trade controls. In this publication National Forum on ITAR Compliance, the American Conference Institute assembled an exceptional faculty of top business, legal and government officials. The publication contains updates on civil and criminal ITAR enforcement, state of the art licensing and compliance practices as well as practical advice on how to successfully implement ITAR controls. Read practical corporate perspectives on how best to comply in a era of increased scrutiny, including:
  • What to consider when submitting a CJ request for a new technology
  • How State/DDTC defines a dual national employee of non-U.S. companies
  • Customs and the ITAR: what matters and what does Customs care about?
  • Implementing Technology Control Plans (TCP) vs. Technology Transfer Control Plans (TTCP)
  • What industry can do to facilitate a timely review of license applications
  • Weighing the risks and benefits of voluntary disclosures
  • How the ITAR affects mergers, acquisitions and divestitures
  • When is reexport authorization required, how is it obtained and who is responsible for obtaining it?

Contents & Contributors


ICE'S ROLE IN EXPORT ENFORCEMENT
William Puff, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

ENFORCEMENT TRENDS: INTERNATIONAL TRAFFIC IN ARMS REGULATIONS
William M. McGlone, Miller & Chevalier

THE REALITY OF BROKERING
Gary Stanley, Global Legal Services
David Tarbell, ITT Defense

MANAGING THE SUPPLY CHAIN WITH THE ITAR IN MIND
Marynell DeVaughn, Raytheon Company
Peter Jordon, United Technologies Corporation

THE COMMODITY JURISDICTION PROCESS
Daniel E. Squire, Department of Commerce

THE COMMODITY JURISDICTION
James A. (Del) Renigar, General Electric

COMMODITY JURISDICTION
James Slear, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP

FOREIGN & DUAL NATIONALS: CONTROLLING DOMESTIC AND INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS OF TECHNICAL DATA AND DEFENSE SERVICES
Kathleen C. Little, Vinson & Elkins, LLP
Paul Meador, Northrop Grumman Corporation

CUSTOMS REGULATIONS FOR THE IMPORT/EXPORT OF ITAR CONTROLLED ITEMS
Marc D. Binder, Goodrich Corporation

SELECTED CUSTOMS ISSUES
Jeff Snyder, Crowell & Moring LLP

EMPOWERING YOUR EXPORT COMPLIANCE PERSONNEL
Felicia L. Faragasso, Science Applications International Corporation

IMPLEMENTING AND POLICING AN EFFECTIVE ITAR COMPLIANCE PROGRAM
Dale Rill, Honeywell International

GOVERNMENT AND THIRD –PARTY COMMUNICATION REGARDING ITAR COMPLIANCE
Stephen R. Roberti, MPC Products Corporation

CONDUCTING INTERNAL TRAINING AND AUDITS: CREATING AND ADMINISTERING COMPLIANCE "HOT-LINES"
Eric E. Vernon, Kitco

EXPORT CONTROL TRENDS
Joyce W. Remington, BAE Systems, Inc.

VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURED UNDER ITAR
Fred Levy, McKenna Long & Aldridge LLP

VOLUNTARY DISCLOSURES
Candace Miller, BAE Systems, Inc

EXPORT CONTROL GRAND JURY INVESTIGATIONS: TIPS TO AVOID OR LESSON THE PAIN
Steven Pelak, U.S. Attorney's Office, District of Columbia

RESPONDING TO GOVERNMENT INQUIRIES
Eric A. Dubelier, Reed Smith

MERGERS AND ACQUISITIONS EXPORT CONTROL CHECKLIST
Dennis J. Burnett, EADS North America Defense Company

MERGERS AND ACQUISITONS: POST-CLOSING ITAR COMPLIANCE CHALLENGES
Andrea Fekkes Dynes, General Dynamics

ENSURING ITAR COMPLIANCE FOR REEXPORTS AND FOREIGN END-USERS
Evan R. Berlack, Baker Botts

DEFENSE TECHNOLOGY SECURITY ADMINISTRATION
Frank Aderton, Defense Technology Security Administration

COMPLYING WITH SPACE AND SATELLITE CONTROLS
Giovanna M. Cinelli, Patton Boggs LLP

SPECIAL COMPLIANCE OFFICERS IN DDTC CONSENT AGREEMENTS
Phil Rhoads, Rhoads & Reed PLLC

PERFORMING AN AUDIT OF YOUR COMPANY'S ITAR COMPLIANCE: A COMPLETE GUIDE FOR A SUCCESSFUL SELF-ASSESSMENT
Giovanna M. Cinelli, Patton Boggs LLP
James M. Black II, Esquire, Overseas Military Sales Corporation

COMMODITY JURISDICTION (CJ) & CLASSIFICATION BOOT CAMP:ALL YOU NEED TO KNOW
John Priecko, JP Morgan Chase Vastera, Inc.
Kevin Wolf, Bryan Cave LLP (BCLLP)



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