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Originally Recorded:
14 September 2011
Run Time: 90 Minutes

• Live webinar
• 60-day access to recorded webinar
• PDF of the PowerPoint Presentation

• OSA Corporate Members: $75
• Non-Members: $175

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Company License for multiple participants: $190 for OSA Corporate Members

Presented By:

OSA Corporate Associates

In Partnership With:

MK Technology

Fundamentals of Export Documentation and Compliance Programs (Webinar #3)

Learn about the Obama Administration's reform efforts and much more from the first Under Secretary for Export Administration at the Department of Commerce.

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

Speaker: Paul Freedenberg, Chairman, MK Technology

The third in a series of four webinars focused on export control regulations. This interactive, 90-minute presentation will focus on the fundamental and practical information on the basic requirements to export products from the U.S. It will provide companies with guidance on whether an export license may be required and how to comply with the requirement to submit Electronic Export Information prior to exporting goods from the U.S. In addition, the webinar will present information on what companies should do to establish an export compliance program. The latest news and information on the impact of the Obama Administration's export control reform efforts on U.S companies will also be presented.

Despite efforts to reform the U.S. export control system, there still remains a wide range of requirements to export products from the U.S. Understanding these requirements is essential to ensure compliance with U.S. export control and sanctions laws and regulations. In addition, companies need to have basic processes and procedures in place to ensure that they comply with these requirements.

The speaker will cover these questions and concepts during the webinar:

  • What are the requirements to export products from the U.S.?
  • How do I classify my products to determine the appropriate export licensing regime and requirements.
  • Is an export license required? Best practices for preparing export license applications to BIS and DDTC.
  • Overview of and importance of Restricted Party Screening. What screening lists should I check?
  • What is Electronic Export Information and the Automated Export System? How is this information used by the U.S. Government?
  • What is the difference between a standard and routed export transaction?
  • What data do I need to present or attach to my application?
  • What is required for ITAR registration and how much does it cost?
  • How is the export control system likely to change under the Obama Administration's Export Control Reform initiative?
  • Establishing an export compliance program.
  • Developing an export compliance and procedures manual.
  • Where to find additional information on complying with export controls and economic sanctions.

What You'll Learn

  • What to do so that your export license application is not returned to you.
  • What kinds of information the Commerce and State Departments are looking for in license applications and how to fill those applicaitons out.
  • What is the latest in the AES, or Automated Export System, and what are the pitfalls of supplying data to DHS.
  • How are licenses likely to change as the Obama Administration's export reform initiative progresses?

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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