American Conference Institute Forum Examines Global Export Controls Compliance

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 01:00

This spring, ACI will offer Global Export Controls Compliance to address the needs of businesses that must ensure compliance with foreign requirements that are often new, unclear and complex. Professionals must vet and monitor worldwide business partners and intermediaries, and with increased cooperation between U.S. and foreign enforcement authorities, a global compliance program must successfully incorporate both U.S. and foreign restrictions.

The forum will run from 8:45 a.m. to 5:45 p.m. on Tuesday and from 8:45 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. on Wednesday, May 24 and 25, at the Hamilton Crowne Plaza in Washington, DC.

On Monday, May 23, pre-conference working group sessions will run from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In the morning, Fundamentals of UK and EU Export Controls will be offered, and in the afternoon, an industry benchmarking session, Dos and Don'ts for Implementing and Monitoring a Global Export Compliance Program, is open to in-house counsel only.

A post-conference seminar on Thursday, May 26, from 8:30 a.m. to 5:15 p.m., will explore IT Management of Export Controls.

Among the forum's offerings are Critical Updates on U.S. Export Controls Reform with Kevin J. Wolf, assistant secretary of commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce; UK Export Controls Developments and Priorities with Tom Smith, head, Export Control Organisation, Department for Business, Innovation and Skills (UK); and Compliance Dos and Don'ts for Operations in China with Jeannette L. Chu, senior policy advisor, Office of Export Administration, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of Commerce. Other critical updates are ensuring deemed export compliance and accurate Form I-29 certifications; tailoring an export compliance program for operations in China;addressing conflicts between U.S. and EU classifications of commercial and dual-use items; meeting complex encryption controls in China; minimizing diversion and transshipment risks in Singapore and Hong Kong; adjusting global strategy based on policy and regulatory changes in India; and satisfying tightened U.S. and EU sanctions compliance expectations against Iran.

The Thursday IT Management seminar will offer practical strategies for leveraging IT security and automation tools and strengthening global export compliance. In the morning, Bernard Kritzer, director of the Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security, the U.S. Department of Commerce, will discuss requirements for technology controls.

For information about available CLE credits and fees see CLE Events on The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel website at

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