U.S. Export Compliance Program

  • DateOctober 30, 2019
  • Time1:00 PM EDT
  • Duration1 hour
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About this Webinar

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) administers the Unites States’ export control policy through the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Most U.S.-sourced items and some internationally-sourced items that have both commercial and military applications (considered dual-use), as well as certain commercial or munitions items, are subject to the Export Administration Regulations. The EAR controls exports for a number of intended uses, including national security, foreign policy, short supply, missile technology, chemical and biological weapons, crime control, anti-terrorism, and others.

Exporters can ensure compliance with the EAR and manage export-related decisions and transactions by establishing an Export Compliance Program (ECP). An ECP lets exporters analyze pieces of information and individual decisions, and build them into an organized, integrated system. This webinar offers an introduction to the core elements of an ECP, information on how to get started, and provides resources to support an ECP.

Who Should Attend?

Businesses new to exporting, export compliance professionals, senior managers with export compliance responsibilities

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Our experts

Kim Wright: Senior Consultant, Trade Management Consulting

As Senior Consultant, Kim is responsible for international trade compliance analysis and solution implementation for clients.

Kim is proficient in the development and implementation of import/export compliance programs and the operational activities associated with these. She has over 20 years of experience in registration, license application, license management and extraterritorial controls for foreign companies of products and services covered under various categories within the CCL, and has particular expertise in electronics with association to hardware, software, raw materials, and technology transfers.

Prior to joining Livingston, Kim managed import and export trade compliance for several MNCs in the San Diego area, both commercial and defense organizations, where she handled compliance and daily import and export operations for the Americas including functional administration of automated export management systems.

Kim is currently serving a 4-year term on the Materials Technical Advisory Committee (MTAC) under the US Department of Commerce.

Kim has a professional designation as a Global Logistics Specialist (GLS) from Alliant International University.

Kevin Williams: Senior Consultant, Trade Management Consulting

As Senior Consultant - U.S. in the Trade Management Consulting team, Kevin primarily works with clients through assessments and audits, establishing gaps in Import & Export processes to create Audit and Assessment reports, Compliance Improvement Plans and Corrective Action Plans.

Kevin has 8 years’ experience within the export and import compliance field, working primarily in the Defense and Aerospace industries where he has built his knowledge of U.S. and U.K. Military and Commercial Export Compliance. He also has a detailed understanding of U.S. & U.K. export and import control regimes, laws and regulations.

Kevin’s background includes 23 years’ service in the Royal Navy as a weapons engineering specialist, and many years spent gaining trade compliance management experience both at Meggitt Aircraft Braking Systems (MABS) Coventry and Thales Aerospace in the U.K.

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