Recorded Webinar | January 30, 2013

Export Controls, Economic and Trade Sanctions: The Challenges and Risks

The United States maintains a complex system of controls over the export of U.S.-origin goods, services, software and technology, which create challenges and heighten compliance risks for companies with global business models.

This 90-minute webinar will provide an overview of the two primary sets of regulations governing exports: the Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”), and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). It will also cover country-specific and non-country specific regulations containing economic trade sanctions and embargoes promulgated in the interest of U.S. foreign policy and national security.

In addition to describing these regimes, and how they are likely to apply to companies with international supply chains and/or international sales, the webinar will provide practical guidance on steps companies can take to evaluate and minimize risk.

Learning Objectives

  • Gain a high-level understanding of U.S. export controls, focusing on the EAR and the ITAR, including what times are covered under each regime, and the basic rules, restrictions and exceptions.
  • Become familiar with the current export control reform effort, and learn what to expect as that reform effort moves forward.
  • Develop a basic understanding of U.S. sanctions programs and the financial and reputational risks they pose to U.S. government contractors.
  • Identify the principal changes in the ever-fluctuating landscape of U.S. sanctions programs in 2012, including, inter alia, those made in sanctions against Iran, Burma, and Syria.
  • Learn what your company can do today to identify areas of high risk, and to develop or improve its compliance program to address and minimize the risk.
  • And much, much more!

Who Will Benefit?

Contractors, their counsel, and compliance officers would benefit from an understanding of export controls and sanctions programs, in order to successfully navigate the increasingly complex and changing maze of regulations. Get ahead of the curve — register your team today!

Meet Your Presenter


Cliffe-AddieAdelicia (“Addie”) Cliffe is a counsel in Crowell & Moring’s Washington, D.C. office, where she practices in the firm’s Government Contracts and International Trade practice groups. Addie focuses on a broad range of international trade and government contracts issues. She counsels and defends clients with respect to compliance with U.S. export controls, the Buy American Act, Trade Agreements Act and other domestic-preference requirements, the Foreign Military Financing program, Foreign Military sales, and other U.S. laws and regulations applicable to international transactions. She also counsels clients with respect to foreign investment and ownership in the United States, and applicable U.S. laws and regulations such as Exon-Florio and the National Industrial Security Program.


James-SaulinoJames (“J.J.”) Saulino is an associate in the firm’s Washington, DC office. J.J. practices in the International Trade and International Arbitration groups, and counsels clients on compliance with the ITAR, EAR, as well as anti-money laundering regulations administered by Treasury’s Financial Crimes Enforcement Network, and U.S. sanctions programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control. J.J. also represents clients in both commercial and investor-state arbitrations.


David-WolffDavid (“Dj”) Wolff is an associate in the firm’s Washington, D.C. office. He practices in the International Trade and Government Contracts practice groups. Dj’s practice covers compliance with export control and sanctions regimes, including those administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control, the Bureau of Industry and Security and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls.

Dj also works as a consultant for C&M International, an international trade and regulatory consulting firm with which Crowell & Moring is associated, assisting clients with international market access issues and representing clients through the multinational negotiation and national implementation of treaties.


Continuing Legal Education (CLE) Credits

CLE requirements vary by state. If you would like to receive CLE credits for this webinar please contact customer service at (202) 238-9597.

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To order a DVD Recording of this webinar, please call 202.238.9596
DVD Recording Includes:
  • Free FedEx Shipping of your 2-DVD set
  • 90 minutes of video instruction including 15 minute Q&A
  • PDF handouts of the presentation