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The Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarder Association (CCBFA) proudly presents the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export control seminar.

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The Chicago Customs Brokers and Forwarder Association (CCBFA) proudly presents the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) export control seminar.

Essentials of U.S. Export Controls, Export Control Reform & How to Develop an Export Compliance Program

March 14-16, 2017  8:30 am – 5:00 pm CST


Join us for this three (3) day event that will cover the following hot topics:

Day 1: Essentials of U.S. Export Controls

This is an intensive, one-day program that covers the key information you need to know to comply with the EAR. Counseling and other professionals from the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) will cover the major elements of the U.S. export control system for commercial exports. This fast-paced program is ideal for those with busy schedules

Day 2: Export Control Reform

This one day training course is designed to provide in-depth exposure to core elements of the Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative. Regulatory, compliance, and engineering officers will provide training on the key elements ranging from licensing issues to “specially designed” and license exceptions such as use of the Strategic Trade Authorization. The course will focus on new and different compliance requirements. This course will be useful to defense exporters with relatively limited exposure to the regulatory requirements of the Export Administration Regulations, and to exporters who now will be able to support U.S. military items without incurring International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) liability.

Prerequisite: Participants should at a minimum, have a working knowledge of U.S. export regulations. An understanding of what is required to comply with U.S. export control requirements on commercial goods, and what items and activities are subject to the EAR.

Day 3: How to Develop an Export Compliance Program 

Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and to prevent export control violations. This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program.  Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program.  This program includes small group discussion, hands on exercises, compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2017 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.

Note: The information presented in this program is not a legal requirement of the Export Administration Regulations. It is intended to give informational advice and guidance based on industry best practices in the field of compliance.

Recommended prerequisite: Essentials of U.S. Export Controls or Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.


About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, engineers, and enforcement personnel from BIS’s Washington, D.C. headquarters and field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies as appropriate. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.


The program will be held at the Topco Building, 150 Northwest Point Blvd, Elk Grove Village, IL 60007. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day.

A special conference rate of $129 plus tax (single room) or $139.00 plus tax (double room) has been arranged with the Sheridan Suites Chicago Elk Grove, IL 60007. Tele: 847-290-1600, Fax: 847-290-7059. Rate is available under CCBFA you can Click here to reserve a room. Rates are only good through February 28, 2017.

The registration fee for the Essentials of U.S. Export Controls, Export Control Reform & Export Management and Compliance Program seminars is $405 per person;   The registration fee includes SELF PARK parking only, continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and materials for the entire seminar(s). Registration closes at 5:00 p.m. Central Time on March 10, 2017 and registration fees become non-refundable after 3/5/2017. Substitutions may be made at any time up to the day of the conference. For additional details regarding refunds, please contact us at in**@cc***.org. To guarantee placement for the BIS seminar register here.

Other Questions?
For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call BIS’s Outreach and Educational Services Division at (202) 482-6031 or contact us at in**@cc***.org

  •  March 14, 2017 - March 16, 2017
     8:00 am - 5:00 pm


150 Northwest Point Blvd., Elk Grove Village, Illinois, 60007, United States

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About Merit Pardo

Merit Tremper is a member of the Chicago Customs Broker and Forwarders Association (CCBFA) board of Directors serving as the Committee Co-Chair for Education, the Committee Co-Chair for the website and the membership committee. She is a member of the National Customs Brokers and Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA), is the Area 5 Representative to the Board of Directors and sits on the Transportation Committee, Domestic Transportation Working Group, Drawback Committee, Air Freight Subcommittee and Customs Committees. Merit is also the co-chair on the CESAC NVOCC Committee.