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Export Controls

These Export Controls courses provides details of the most common of "red flags" – situations presenting a risk of export control violations – that employees of organizations that export items should learn to recognize and respond to appropriately.

Geography Covered: Global | Duration: 35-45 minutes


Exporting — that is, the shipment or transmission of items or material outside of a country — is heavily regulated by federal laws and regulations referred to collectively as "export controls." These controls affect the export of commodities (goods and materials), technology (technical data and know-how), and software from the the domestic country to a foreign country. They also affect the re-export of any such items from one foreign country to another, as well as products made outside the country by or for a domestic company.

In recent years, the government has stepped up its enforcement of export controls and ITAR compliance — 50% in 2007 alone. At the same time, the government has increased penalties for ITAR and export control law violations dramatically. Fines for intentional violations have jumped from $50,000 to $1 million per violation, while fines for other violations have increased from $11,000 to the greater of $250,000 per violation or twice the value of the improper export transaction.

The topics covered in the course include:

  • Overview of export controls
  • Export control agencies
  • What is an "export"?
  • Defense exports under the ITAR
  • Commercial exports under the EAR
  • Anti-boycott and embargo rules
  • Recordkeeping and reporting
  • Red-flag issues
  • Penalties for non-compliance
  • Export control regime purposes
  • International obligations
  • Overview of national legislation and regulation
  • Export license application process and standards
    • Export Controls (US)
    • Export Controls (Japan)
  • Like with all our courses, the Export Training courses are written by experts and powered by world-leading regulatory intelligence, which tracks more than 900 regulators and exchanges globally to ensure the course content is always up to date.

    All our training courses are driven by practical examples and interactive scenarios to ensure users truly understand and recognize the issues of most importance to your business and learn to instinctively act to support them.

    We employ instructional design techniques optimized for risk and compliance training, enabling your business to educate in a way that reduces risk and helps you build a culture of integrity and compliance.

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