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Originally Recorded:
9 November 2011
1:00 p.m.-2:30 p.m. ET
Run Time: 90 Minutes

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• Non-Members: $175

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OSA Corporate Associates

In Partnership With:

MK Technology

Essentials of U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions Laws and Regulations: What Every Company Should Know (Webinar #4)

Webinar Series: Export Control Regulations for the Optics, Lasers and Photonics Industries

Speaker: Paul Freedenberg, Chairman, MK Technology

The fourth in a series of four webinars focused on export control regulations. This interactive, 90-minute presentation will provide companies with essential information on the broad scope of U.S. export controls and sanction laws and regulations governing the export and re-export of products from the U.S. Participants will learn the dual-use export controls administered by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security and export controls on defense articles and services administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls. In addition, the latest information on the various economic sanctions administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control will be covered. The webinar will also include the latest news on the Obama Administration's export control reform efforts.

The U.S. imposes export controls and economic sanctions on a wide range of products and countries. Significant civil and criminal penalties may be imposed on individuals and companies that fail to comply. All companies involved in producing products that are sold internationally need to understand how export controls and sanctions can impact their sales and operations and the necessary steps to ensure compliance and to avoid the possibility of an export enforcement action. In addition, companies should also be aware of how the Obama Administration's export control reform effort may impact their business activities.

The presentation will include these key topics:

  • Overview of the U.S. export control and sanctions regime.
  • What agencies are involved in regulating exports and implementing economic sanctions?
  • Who and what is subject to export controls and sanctions?
  • How do I know if my product or technology is subject to export controls?
  • Is an export license required to export my products?
  • What countries are subject to economic sanctions?
  • Update on recent changes to sanctions on Iran and Libya.
  • What are the penalties for violating U.S. export controls and sanctions laws and regulations?
  • Latest update on the Obama Administration's Export Control Reform initiative and information on how this effort may affect your business.

What you Will Learn

  • Latest developments in the fast-changing world of sanctions, e.g., Libya, Iran, North Korea, etc.
  • State of play for export control reform, which is a major agenda items for President Obama
  • What to expect with regard to future sanctions and export controls
  • What is the Hill likely to do with regard to the Obama regulations and any new legislation.

Who Should Attend

  • Managers and Directors for business units which have products that are regulated under the "Export Administration Regulations" or the "International Traffic in Arms Regulations."
  • Managers and Directors interested in learning more about the general topic of export controls and how those controls might affect your company.
  • Anyone in your company who is affected by dual-use export controls or munitions controls in any way.
  • Individuals responsible for filling out export licenses for the Commerce or State Departments.
  • Individuals in supply chain operations whose responsibilities include entering data in the "Automated Export System."


Paul FreedenbergPaul Freedenberg, Chairman, MK Technology
Paul Freedenberg has extensive experience in export control and trade issues. He was appointed by President Ronald Reagan to serve as the first Under Secretary for Export Administration at the Department of Commerce. Prior to his Commerce Department service, Dr. Freedenberg was Staff Director of the Senate Banking Committee's Subcommittee on International Finance for seven years. That Subcommittee has jurisdiction over issues such as international trade and finance, technology transfer, multilateral banks, and International Monetary Fund. For nine years, Dr. Freedenberg was an international trade consultant with the law firm of Baker & Botts, LLP in Washington, DC. He specialized in general international trade issues as well as technology transfer, export licensing, export financing, export enforcement, and both foreign and domestic banking and investment issues. Dr. Freedenberg received his Ph.D. from the University of Chicago.

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