WTCBN Announces 2016 Buffalo Export Controls Seminar with the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security

September 21 - 22, 2016 in Buffalo, NY: World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara, in partnership with the U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), the Upstate New York District Export Council and the U.S. Department of Commerce, present a two-day export controls seminar. The first day of this notable program will be on The Essentials of U.S. Export Controls; the second day of the program will cover Developing an Export Compliance and Management Program. Export policy specialists from BIS will present key information regarding export compliance during this fast-paced program drawing businesses and government representatives from all over the globe. These programs are targeted to experienced exporters interested in both refreshing their knowledge about export compliance and exchanging ideas about export control issues in a hands-on manner.


Day 1: ESSENTIALS OF US EXPORT CONTROLS: This intensive, one-day program will cover the key information you need to know to comply with the Export Administration Regulations. This program will consist of information regarding items and activities that are subject to the EAR, methods of determining which items require the use of a license to export, discussions about prohibitions, the use of license exceptions, license application and supporting documentation, export clearance procedures and recordkeeping requirements, and real life application of this information. Counseling and other professionals from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will cover the major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports. This fast-paced program is ideal for those with busy schedules.


Day 2: HOW TO DEVELOP AN EXPORT MANAGEMENT & COMPLIANCE PROGRAM (EMCP): Developing and maintaining an export management and compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and to prevent export control violations. This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Management & Compliance Program. Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an EMCP, strategies to improve your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program. This program includes small group discussion, hands on exercises, and compliance peer networking. This program will be led by senior export compliance specialists from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Although some knowledge of export controls is useful, this course is designed to inform you of the administrative practices needed to adhere to the EAR which are discussed during the Essentials of US Export Controls seminar offered on Day 1. NOTE: The information presented in this program is not a legal requirement of the EAR. It is intended to give informational advice and guidance based on industry best practices in the field of compliance.

About the Instructors: The instructors are experienced export policy specialist personnel from BIS' Washington, D.C. headquarters. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.


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World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara (WTCBN) is a not-for-profit corporation whose mission is to build economic vitality through global trade. WTCBN provides vital trade services to support companies in the Upstate New York and Southern Ontario binational region. Support to our members includes consulting, education and training, along with worldwide membership affiliation with the international World Trade Centers Association comprised of over 330 World Trade Centers located in 90 countries.