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Complying with U.S. Export Controls

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Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle North Lynnwood

20610 44th Avenue West

Lynnwood, WA 98036

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Greater Seattle Partners & The Bureau of Industry and Security

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NEW UPDATE: Due to the COVID-19 emergency, the Export Controls Seminar will be rescheduled for September 9 & 10, 2020. Please stay tuned for additional updates. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact Sophie Hubbell at shubbell@greater-seattle.com.

This two-day program is led by BIS's professional counselling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The seminar will also feature guest speakers from the BIS Office of Export Enforcement; the U.S. Census Bureau; and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; Automated Export System (AES) procedures and requirements; sanctions programs; Export Compliance Program (ECP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of "hands-on" exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company's export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

*Limited Space Available


The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from BIS's field offices. This seminar will also include guest speakers from the U.S. Census Bureau and the Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control. The instructors will be available during the seminar to answer your questions.


The program will be held at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Seattle-North/Lynwood located at 20610 44th Avenue West, Lynwood, WA 98036. Registration will begin at 7:30am on September 9. The program will begin at 8:30am and end at 4:30pm on both days.


The Embassy Suite by Hilton Seattle-North/Lynwood has provided a Greater Seattle Partners Rate of $164 per night for a King Suite.

You may register for this discounted rate HERE.

*Reservations should be made by August 20, 2020.


  • Daily hot buffet breakfast that includes a chef made to order omelet station
  • Nightly two hour reception with complimentary beer, wine, cocktails, sodas, and appetizers
  • Newly renovated large two room suite
  • On site restaurant & bar serving lunch, dinner, and room service
  • Indoor pool and whirlpool
  • Precor fitness facility
  • Free car & bus parking


The seminar registration fee is $575.00 per person. The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, lunch on both full days, and conference materials. The registration fee is non-refundable after August 1.

For questions or information regarding registration and payments, please contact Sophie Hubbell at SHubbell@greater-seattle.com.

If you are mailing a check, please mail to: Greater Seattle Partners, 1301 5th Ave, STE 1500, Seattle, WA 98101

*NOTE: Registration is not confirmed until payment is received


For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144, (408) 998-8806, or by email.


Day 1

7:30 Registration/networking/continental breakfast

8:30 Welcome/housekeeping details

8:45 Executive summary

9:15 Scope of the export administration regulations

  • Important terms and principles
  • What is covered by the regulations
  • Determining Jurisdiction
  • Exercise

10:00 Networking break

10:15 Classifying items & commerce country chart

  • Classify your item and Export Control Classification Numbers
  • Reasons for Control
  • Destination Control Statement
  • General Prohibitions 1 and 6
  • Exercise

12:00 Networking lunch

1:00 Specially designed video

1:15 Applications & processing

  • Classification Requests
  • Applying for an export license/SNAP-R
  • Application Review Process
  • General Prohibitions 8, 9 and 10
  • Exercise

2:30 End user & end use controls

  • Part 744 Control Policy
  • Consolidated Screening List
  • General Prohibitions 4, 5, and 7
  • Exercise

3:15 Networking break

3:30 BIS office of export enforcement

4:30 Recap of day one

Day 2

7:30 Networking/continental breakfast

8:30 Review & game

9:00 License exceptions

  • When/How to Use License Exceptions
  • Country Groups

10:15 Networking break

10:30 License exceptions (continued)

  • Exercise

10:45 Deemed exports

  • Exercise

11:15 Reexports & offshore transactions

  • De Minimis Guidelines – General Prohibition 2
  • Direct Product Guidelines – General Prohibition 3
  • Exercise

12:00 Networking lunch

1:00 Census bureau

2:15 Bis news, updates, & other topics

  • Destination Control Statement
  • Advisory Opinions
  • Office of Antiboycott Compliance
  • Recent Updates to the EAR

2:45 Networking break

3:00 Office of foreign assets control, enforcement

3:45 Export compliance program

  • Eight Elements of an Export Compliance Program
  • Exercise

4:30 Day two concludes

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