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"Hello, My Name is ITAR" An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulation

Thursday, September 29, 2016

Webinar Details

Subject: Federal Contracting

Prerequisites: None

Recommended Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge and Applications

Program Knowledge Level: Basic

Advanced Preparation: None

Duration: 90 minutes

Location: Your office or conference room, per telephone connection

Course Description:

Anyone who exports military hardware, technical data and defense services are subject to a complex system of U.S. controls. Because national security is a top priority, enforcement has intensified—with companies and individuals facing severe civil and criminal penalties for violations. That’s why complying with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is critical for sustaining a successful business.

Unfortunately, these controls fraught with pitfalls. Navigating them means knowing everything from what goods and services are controlled by the ITAR, to who does—and doesn’t—need to be registered with the U.S. Department of State. It also means understanding how the ITAR interfaces with other export and trade regulations.

Here’s an efficient—and effective—way to learn what you need to know.

Register now for “Hello, My Name is ITAR”: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

This 90-minute webinar provides a concise introduction to ITAR and its scope—and an excellent primer for anyone new to defense trade controls. Your facilitator, Kevin Hoppin, is a former State Department licensing officer who has worked with more than 3,000 international agreements for exporting military technology via the ITAR. In simple, practical terms, he’ll explain how the ITAR applies to companies and individuals (including non-US persons).

Navigating increased enforcement on export controls. You’ll learn the basics of the ITAR plus the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that regulate ITAR-controlled items. For additional help avoiding criminal and civil penalties, the webinar includes a review of DDTC registration, Commodity Jurisdiction and changes to the ITAR resulting from the Export Control Reform. Plus, you’ll have the chance to ask your own questions during the Q&A portion of the webinar.

Reserve your space now for troubleshooting guidance on how US export controls affect international defense contracting, including:

  • Which goods and services are subject to the ITAR
  • How to get started exporting military hardware and services
  • Who must be registered with the State Department
  • Recent and upcoming changes affecting export controls

Bottom line: exporting military goods and services can be a lucrative business—unless you’re hit with civil and criminal penalties for violating US regulations. Don’t miss these must-have insights on what the ITAR covers and how to comply.

Register now for “Hello, My Name is ITAR”: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. 

Who Will Benefit

This webinar is of value to companies who are beginning to contract with the Department of Defense or a military entity, as well as prime contractors, subcontractors and manufacturers who are starting to work in defense contracting. Attendees who will benefit most include:

  • Import/export/trade compliance managers
  • Contract administrators
  • General counsel
  • Executives who take part in maintaining trade compliance

Hoppin Kevin

Kevin Hoppin has extensive experience with Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) licensing and Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Kevin spent nearly six years in two separate assignments as a defense trade analyst/exports agreements licensing officer in the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in Washington DC. As a licensing officer, he was responsible for reviewing and approving more than 3,000 international agreements with a total value of more than $44 billion for the export of military technology via the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Kevin also spent an assignment as the US government in-country representative for Air Force programs in Pakistan where he managed $4 billion in FMS cases. Kevin now helps clients in navigating the ITAR with registration, classification, licensing and disclosure issues.

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