U.S. Export Controls e-Seminars for U.S. Companies

This Export Compliance Training Institute, Inc. (ECTI) export compliance e-Seminar series provides both novice and experienced export compliance professionals with comprehensive information on complying with export compliance regulations administered by the U.S. Departments of State, Commerce and Treasury. It also highlights what recent changes mean for their compliance programs.

Export Control Reform (ECR) changes have relaxed the controls on most defense-related items and technology, but made understanding and complying with the regulations even more complicated. The shift of most military and space items from the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) to the EAR (Export Administration Regulations) forces exporters to learn the highly complicated ins and outs of the EAR. The good news is that the complex rules impose significantly less compliance burdens and fewer compliance-based export delays. So if you learn these rules, you will be able to export sooner and reduce the costs of compliance, giving you a competitive advantage.


ITAR Controls e-Seminar
(for U.S. Companies)

ITAR e-Seminar Modules
ECoP® ITAR renewal credits = 4


EAR/OFAC Controls e-Seminar
(for U.S. Companies)

EAR e-Seminar Modules

ECoP® EAR renewal credits = 4


SAVE $245 with Package

Both ITAR & EAR/OFAC e-Seminars
(for U.S. Companies)

 EAR & ITAR renewal credits = 4 each



Each e-Seminar Purchase Includes:

  • Certificate of completion
  • Comprehensive searchable PDF manual
  • Optional ECoP® Certifications/Renewals
  • Nine hours of comprehensive training broken down into modules that can be started and stopped at any time
  • A supplement with the latest regulatory updates
  • 12 months viewing access

We have adapted our two-day comprehensive live seminars into e-Seminars.

E-Seminars combine videos of highly respected expert, Scott Gearity, alongside the actual PowerPoint presentations shown at our live seminars. Scott has over 15 years of experience in the field of US export controls. View customer reviews


Who Should Purchase Export e-Seminars:

  • U.S. companies, universities, research laboratories and government entities that need to understand how U.S. export rules (EAR, ITAR and OFAC) apply to, and impact, their organization in the U.S. and around the world
  • Global trade compliance personnel who need to understand how the U.S. rules apply to their operations in the U.S.
  • Non-U.S. companies and governments that want to understand how the U.S. rules impact their U.S.-based business partners and their U.S.-based operations
    Compliance and legal personnel from all of the above who seek current, practical, organized, an comprehensive instruction on the U.S. regulations, including enforcement efforts, licensing, and incorporating export compliance best practices that will help to avoid costly violations


e-Seminar Instructor

ITAR Controls (for U.S. Companies)
e-Seminar Modules

Introduction to Defense Trade Controls

  • Key Governing Agencies
  • ITAR Compliance Resources

What Does the ITAR Control?

  • ITAR Controlled Activities
  • Release to Foreign Persons
  • Defense Service Issues
  • Easy to Forget Licensable Transactions

Jurisdiction:  What is a “Defense Article”?

  • Jurisdiction:  EAR vs. ITAR
  • The New U.S. Munitions List
  • How to Read New USML Categories
  • ITAR “Specially Designed” Definition & Implications
  • Special Classification Issues
  • Commodity Jurisdiction Determinations

Registration and Empowered Official Issues

  • How to Register with the DDTC
  • Registration-Related Issues
  • Considerations for Designating “Empowered Officials”

ITAR Special Restrictions

  • Prohibited Countries
  • Prohibited / Ineligible Parties
  • SME “Significant Military Equipment”
  • Highly Restricted Items
  • Congressional Notification Issues
  • Red Flags

ITAR License Exemptions

  • What are Exemptions?
  • Excluded Items and Countries
  • Important ITAR 123-16 Exemptions
  • The Canadian Exemptions
  • UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Exemption

ITAR Licenses

  • Licenses vs. Agreements
  • The Art of the License Application
  • D-trade
  • DSP-5 Applications
  • Foreign Person Employee License
  • Marketing Licenses

ITAR Agreements

  • MLAs / TAAs / Warehouse & Distribution Agreements
  • Agreement Application
  • Agreement Guidelines
  • Drafting the Technical Scope for Agreements
  • Dual/Third Country National Employees
  • Sublicenses
  • Government Review Process & Checking License Status
  • DDTC Authorizations Options Across Program Phases

ITAR Administration, Documents and Shipping

  • Shipping & Export Documentation
  • Freight Forwarders and Customs Brokers
  • Temporary Licenses
  • AES
    • Filing Electronic Export Information (EEI)
    • Wait Times and AES Responses
  • Schedule B and HTS Classification
  • Certification Requirements
  • Reporting Requirements
  • Amendments

Special ITAR Issues

  • Brokering: Requirements, Registration, Prior Approval and Reporting
  • Political Contributions, Fees and Commissions
  • Foreign Corrupt Practices Act

Technical Data

  • Definition of Technical Data
  • Exclusion for Basic Marketing Information
  • Exclusion for General System Description
  • Public Domain Issues
  • Exemptions

ITAR Internal Control Programs

  • Building an Effective Compliance Program
  • Licensing vs. Compliance
  • Who is Responsible?
  • Written Programs and Procedures
  • Record Keeping Requirements
  • Hand Carried Shipments
  • Customizing Procedures to Match Your Situation
  • Special Issues for Tech Data & Software

ITAR Enforcement

  • Enforcing Agencies: US Customs and Border Protection
  • Enforcement Methods, Fines and Penalties
  • What Constitutes an ITAR Violation?
  • Personal Liability for Civil Penalties
  • Responding to Subpoenas and Investigations
  • If You Find a Violation…
  • Voluntary Self-Disclosure Considerations
  • Case Studies:  Recent Enforcement and Audit Actions

EAR / OFAC Controls (for U.S. Companies)
e-Seminar Modules

Introduction to the EAR

  • US Export Control Policy and Primary Regulations (ITAR / EAR / OFAC)
  • Roadmap to Parts of the EAR

Controlled Activities

  • Controlled Items / Activities: Commodities, Software, and Technology
  • Exports, Reexports and In-country Transfers
  • Non-US Origin Items Produced with U.S. Origin Content or Technical Data
  • Deemed Exports and Reexports
  • Other Regulated Activities


  • Jurisdiction: EAR vs. ITAR; Which Agency Has Authority?
  • How to Classify an Item: Determining and Reading the ECCN
  • The Commerce Control List: EAR99, 600-Series, and other ECCNs
  • Order of Review
  • “Specially Designed” Definition, Exclusions and Implications
  • Requesting an Official Classification

Technology & Software Classifications

  • Determining ECCN for Technology and Software
  • Definition of “Export” for Technology and Software
  • Items Not Subject to the EAR; “Publicly Available”
  • Fundamental Research / Educational Information / Patent Applications

No License Required (NLR)

  • NLR Determination
  • Using the Commerce Country Chart

License Exceptions

  • ECCN-based License Exceptions (STA, GBS, CIV, LVS, ENC)
  • Situation-based License Exceptions (RPL, TMP, GOV)
  • Restrictions on License Exceptions
  • License Exceptions Issues for 600-Series and 9X515
  • Technical Data and Software License Exceptions (TSU, TSR, ENC, TMP, CIV)
  • Wassenaar Reporting

End-Use & End-User Controls

  • Prohibited Parties / Embargoed Countries / Proliferation Activities
  • Military End-Use /User (China, Russia, Venezuela)
  • Red Flags, EAR General Prohibitions and Antiboycott

License Applications

  • When and How to Make a License Application to BIS
  • Special Support Documents & Requirements
  • SNAP-R / Electronic Filing / License Review Process

Export Clearance

  • Foreign Trade Regulations (FTR) and Automated Export System (AES)
  • Harmonized Tariff Schedule and Schedule B
  • Export Documents and Shipping
  • Special Requirements for 600-Series and 9X515
  • Destination Control Statement

Compliance Programs

  • Effective Compliance Plans and EMCP Core Elements (BIS)
  • Resources: Where Can I Go for Help?
  • Export Compliance Transaction Checklists and Automation
  • Developing a Classification Matrix
  • Areas of Frequent Compliance Breakdown

Reexports: When Do U.S. Rules Apply Outside of the U.S.?

  • General Guidelines and Who is Responsible for Reexport Compliance
  • Special Rules for 600-Series and 9X515 U.S. Content
  • Foreign-made Items Incorporating U.S. Parts or Technology

US Embargo Controls

  • Embargoed Country Destinations:
    • Cuba
    • Iran
    • North Korea
    • Syria
  • Sanctions on Sudan and Crimea
  • Evolving Controls on Russia

EAR Export Enforcement

  • Enforcement Fines, Penalties and Case Studies
  • Subpoenas, Investigations and Voluntary Self Disclosures
  • Preventing and Coping with Violations