Now hosting workshops at the Tower Club, Tysons Corner, VA
EAR Basics May 20
ITAR Fundamentals August 19-20
US Export Controls from a Foreign Perspective October 21-23
ITAR for the Empowered Official November 11-12


Webinar Series: Re-Transfers and Re-Export


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, attach-ments and manufacturing equipment, certain weap-on 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?Learn the answer to these and many more questions by attending this important export control seminar addressing the final categories, USML I, II & III transition to the EAR.
We will breakdown the transition notice into easy to understand terms. We will compare the ITAR and the EAR terms and rules. We will focus on what articles have transitioned to the EAR, how they are classified and what you need to do to make exports.
We will discuss what remains on the ITAR and when ITAR licensing applies to EAR commodities.

This workshop will help 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. Attend these small group workshops and help your company avoid costly delays and mistakes in implementing processes and procedures for compliance. Who should attend this important workshop? Export compliance administrators and managers at all levels (beginners to veterans), Empowered Officials and senior staff: all will gain a strong understanding of the EAR controls on transitioned items and responsibilities for exporting.

Sample Agenda


Are you a foreign company purchasing ITAR controlled or EAR controlled (commodities with ECCNs) material from US Suppliers? Do you partner with US companies and exchange technical data and technology? Do you hire US nationals to work at your company? If you answered yes, this workshop is for you.

Over 2.5 days we will review US export controls on foreign companies purchasing US origin commodities, receiving technical data or technology from US companies. We will start with general principals applicable to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and then detail each set of regulations requirements on foreign companies and identify the best practices that can be implemented to achieve compliance.   

The workshop is held at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner, Virginia    


Enroll now for this one and 1/2 day workshop focusing 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.

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 subject clearly extensive:

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

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Workshop Dates


This workshop will help attendees understand the basic elements of the Export Administration Regulations and the various obligations for the export of military items that transitioned to a 600 series ECCN and how to make 600 series ECCN exports. Help your company avoid costly delays and mistakes by understanding when and if you need an EAR license or license exception to make an export.

What our attendees are saying ...

“Very effective, great knowledge of the subject matter, gave great examples”

“I learned a great deal from this class”

“Appreciated the class being tailored to the individual companies attending the small group session”

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Workshop Date


This is a hands-on workshop for beginners or companies newly exposed to the ITAR. 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 the requirements of the ITAR. It will include interactive discussion and exercises designed to assist attendees in understanding the day-to-day application of the ITAR.

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 to have 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”

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FD Associates team of experts can provide a wide range of training specific to your Company needs. A strong Export Compliance program includes training not only for your empowered officials and Executive Staff but 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), it is essential they 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 you want your employees to participate in custom webinars at the comfort of their own 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 Form Licensing, ITAR agreement writing & management, Business Development/Program Management/Offshore Procurement in compliance with the ITAR & EAR, using EAR 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.


With the implementation of Export Control Reform in 2013, many companies are still struggling with how to implement the changes necessary to bring their company in line with the latest regulations and compliance requirements. FD Associates can provide training customized to your ITAR and EAR categories to facilitate your company understanding the changes specific to your commodities and allow for a good discussion on what changes need to take place to facilitate your company remaining complaint.

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.


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 that are offered by a live presentation.  We personalize each webinar to your company, giving the ITAR, EAR or ECR training needed for your business to stay compliant. Webinars range from 1-4 hours in duration.

On-SITE Seminars

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. We provide on a rotating basis, ITAR & EAR fundamentals, ITAR Empowered Official, ITAR/EAR and 600 Series programs. In these courses you will gain an understanding of your company responsibilities to each set of regulations. Our compliance and licensing team offer practical instruction to attendees on the seminar topic.