Calendar of Events
December 10, 2020 U.S. Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP) Webinar
SCHEDULE FOR 2021 Conducted by live stream webinar
January 19-22, 2021 ITAR Fundamentals
March 22-24, 2021 ITAR for the Empowered Official
April 19-23, 2021
US Export Controls from a Foreign Perspective
(developed for foreign companies)

Webinar Series: "Re-Transfers and Re-Export Webinar" Listen NOW


 

 WORKSHOPS


U.S. CANADA JOINT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM (JCP) WEBINAR

This webinar will provide an overview of the U.S. Canada Joint Certification Program (JCP), recent changes, and trends.

Topics to be discussed:

  • The process for registration (DD2345) and supporting documentation 
  • The responsibilities of the Data Custodian
  • DoD clauses and contractor obligations
  • When must the DD2345 be updated?
  • ITAR/EAR responsibilities    

Trade compliance, contracts, and IT personnel will gain insightful information pertinent to their company compliance with JCP requirements, DFARS clauses, and U.S. export controls.

A 15 minute Q&A session will be available at the end of the program.   

This webinar is presented by FD Associates' Jenny Hahn, President, and Keil Ritterpusch, Senior Compliance Associate.

Webinar Dates

ITAR FOR THE EMPOWERED OFFICIAL - LIVE STREAM WEBINAR

Enroll now for this workshop conducted over 3 days in 4-hour segments conducted via live stream/webinar. The workshop focuses on requirements of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) for Empowered Officials and personnel responsible for establishing and administering company export compliance plans and procedures. This will be a top-down look at the ITAR from a compliance perspective, including what is subject to the ITAR, and compliance requirements for exporting defense articles, technical data, and defense services.  We will also take an in-depth look at company obligations, including eligibility, exporting, record keeping, and reporting. The program discusses audit plans, training programs, and voluntary disclosures.

The Powerpoint presentation, handouts, and current ITAR will be provided.

What our attendees are saying ...

“This was great, very informative and knowledgeable presenter”
“ I would recommend FD’s training to my coworkers”

“Very clear and effective. Knowledge of the subject clearly extensive:

“FD Associates plays a key role in my company’s export compliance success”

Agenda and Registration via Check Payment

Workshop Dates

 ITAR FUNDAMENTALS - LIVE STREAM WEBINAR

This is a hands-on workshop for beginners or companies newly exposed to the ITAR conducted over 4 days in 4-hour segments via live stream/webinar. It is also a useful refresher for anyone needing to get up to speed with the latest changes to the ITAR or State Department requirements for licensing defense articles or defense services. The program will provide licensing and compliance personnel with practical insights into the requirements of the ITAR. It will include interactive discussions and exercises designed to assist attendees in understanding the day-to-day application of the ITAR.

The Powerpoint presentation, handouts, and current ITAR will be provided.

What our attendees are saying ...

“It has been a very informative session. I really enjoyed and feel like a lot of knowledge was acquired.”

“I really liked the small group and interaction with everyone. Everything was laid out well along with the notes to relook at everything. Will come back for more training ”

 “This seminar was very effective for me and I will recommend having my coworkers attend”

“Course is well designed and presented. Intimate knowledge of the student businesses allows for more pointed information transfer which I found helpful”

Agenda and Registration via Check Payment

Workshop Dates
 

US Export Controls From A Foreign Perspective

April 19-23,2021 -  Join us for a full week of live stream webinar explaining the requirements for foreign companies receiving U.S. origin technical data, hardware, and technology. The program will address the responsibilities for foreign companies dealing with both ITAR and EAR controlled commodities, explaining new terms in the ITAR, what is not export or reexport/retransfer, licensing reexports and retransfers under the ITAR or EAR, the De Minimis rule, the Direct Product rule and compliance obligations with ITAR and EAR licenses and exports under ITAR exemptions or EAR exceptions.

Presentation materials, handouts, and a new ITAR will be provided prior to the course start.

This webinar is developed specifically for foreign companies attendees. The webinar will broadcast from 7:30 AM – 11:30 AM Eastern Daylight Savings time.

Agenda and Registration via Check

Webinar Dates

THE ITAR, THE EAR AND THE TRANSITION OF USML I, II & III TO THE EAR

Are you a firearms, weapon systems, or ammunition manufacturer or exporter?
Are you ready for the just-announced changes to the U.S. export rules effective March 9, 2020, that transition certain firearms, parts, components, accessories, attachments, and manufacturing equipment, certain weapon system parts, components, and manufacturing equipment and certain ammunitions, parts, components, and manufacturing equipment to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR)?

  • Do you know what stays on the ITAR?
  • Do you know the EAR rules and the new ECCNs controls in the EAR for the transitioned items?
  • Do you understand when licenses or license exceptions might apply to export transactions?

FD Associates can answer these questions and many more during a 4-hour webinar at the time of your choosing customized to your specific USML Category.

The webinar will breakdown the transition notice into easy to understand terms.

It will compare the ITAR and the EAR terms and rules.

We will focus on what articles in your USML category have transitioned to the EAR, how they are classified, and what you need to do to make exports. 
We will discuss what remains in your USML category on the ITAR and when ITAR licensing applies to EAR commodities. This webinar will help company attendees prepare for significant changes in their export compliance responsibilities as a result of changes in U.S. export control laws and regulations resulting from the transition of USML I, II, and III to the Export Administration Regulations Commerce Control List.

Sign your company up and invite export compliance administrators and managers at all levels (beginners to veterans), Empowered Officials and senior staff, engineers, and any departments having a direct or indirect export function to participate in a company custom webinar on this subject.


TRAINING

FD Associates team of export experts can provide a wide range of training specific to your company's needs. A strong export compliance program includes training for your empowered officials and Executive Staff and all functional areas of your business. To ensure your team members understand and adhere to the necessary International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), they must receive the right training. FD Associates employs effective teaching strategies with easy-to-follow learning methods that are both comprehensive and interesting.

Whether you want to have live training held at your facility or want your employees to participate in custom webinars at the comfort of their desk, FD Associates delivers courses that prepare your company for compliant import/export activities:

  • Executives/Board Members/Empowered Officials.
  • Specialized New Hire Training Packages for all New Employees
  • Introduction to Exporting (ITAR, EAR or Both) for U.S. and non-U.S. companies
  • Export Compliance Training in ITAR and EAR for all functions; Program Management, Engineering, IT, Supply Chain, Business Development, Contract, etc.

If you would like to pursue more in-depth export training, we offer Empowered Official training, ITAR or EAR Licensing, ITAR agreement writing & management, Business Development/Program Management/Offshore Procurement in compliance with the ITAR & EAR, using EAR license exceptions and other advanced topics of interest. FD Associates can design and implement specialized export training courses for multiple days or over a period of time.

ECR

With the completion of Export Control Reform revisions to the U.S.M.L. in 2020, is your company training updated to reflect that ITAR programs that may have EAR 600 or 500 series elements to it? Have you trained company personnel on the regulatory changes and company procedural changes to reflect exporting under both export jurisdictions? FD Associates can provide training customized to your ITAR and EAR categories to facilitate your company personnel understanding the changes specific to your commodities and an understanding of the obligations when exporting under the ITAR, EAR, or both."

WE COME TO YOU

FD Associates offers on-site, customized export compliance training. Before we conduct any sessions, we analyze your company and learn your business model. Once we have a good understanding of who you are and what you do, we create unique training modules that reflect your business. These custom-tailored training sessions are conducted at your facility, giving you and your team members a convenient service from start to finish.

CUSTOM WEBINARS

FD Associates provides export training seminars via webinar. You and your team can mimic the seminar experience through your computers and still enjoy all of the same benefits offered by a live presentation. We personalize each webinar to your company, giving the ITAR, EAR, or ECR training needed to stay compliant. Webinars range from 1-4 hours in duration.

FD ASSOCIATES WORKSHOPS IN WASHINGTON DC (note not offered during current health crisis)

FD Associates offers full-day ITAR and EAR training seminars at our offices in McLean, VA. Attendees gain valuable knowledge about the ITAR, EAR, and ECR. In these courses, you will gain an understanding of your company's responsibilities to each set of regulations. Our compliance and licensing team offer practical instruction to attendees on the seminar topic.

LIVE STREAM WEBINARS

FD Associates offers multi-day live stream webinars on the ITAR basics (ITAR Fundamentals), ITAR for the Empowered Official, and the US Export Controls from a Foreign Perspective. These offerings are for all company personnel interested in gaining greater knowledge in ITAR requirements, licensing, and compliance. Dates of live stream webinars are announced on the company training page.

Other topics are added on a rotating basis.