ITAR Compliance: A Guide to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Instructor: Michelle Schulz
Product ID: 701900
  • Duration: 60 Min

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This webinar will help you Gain a better understanding of your responsibilities as an exporter under the ITAR. Learn about the laws governing defense articles and services, how to comply with the regulations, and develop an effective ITAR compliance program.

Why Should You Attend:
2010 saw many promises by the US Government to increase the frequency with which export violations are prosecuted. Penalties for violations of the ITAR can reach into millions of dollars and can even include prison time. Therefore, ITAR compliance is becoming increasingly important to companies that manufacture, export, or broker in defense articles.

This webinar will provide an overview of ITAR Compliance from a legal perspective. This webinar will provide guidance on how to become and remain compliant by navigating the United States Munitions List, licensing requirements, technical data transfers, technical assistance agreements and manufacturing license agreements, and case examples. We will also discuss compliance programs, best practices and tips, and proposed changes to the ITAR in 2011.

Areas Covered in the Seminar:

  • U.S. Munitions List (USML).
  • ITAR Licensing Requirements.
  • Technology transfers, technical data and foreign nationals.
  • Violations and penalties.
  • Case examples.
  • Compliance programs.
  • Best practices and tips.
  • On the Horizon: Proposed ITAR Changes.

Who Will Benefit:
This webinar will benefit intermediate-level exporters, compliance professionals, and legal professionals including members of the aerospace, petroleum, aviation, explosives, nuclear, firearms and other similar industries.

  • Exporters
  • Importers
  • Sales and Marketing Managers
  • Purchasing Managers
  • Forwarders
  • Customs Brokers
  • Carriers
  • Credit Professionals
  • Insurers
  • Trade Consultants
  • International Bankers
  • Attorneys and Legal Staff

Instructor Profile:
Michelle Schulz, has extensive experience in international trade law, including both export and import law. She has assisted U.S. and foreign companies with a variety of Customs and international trade matters such as compliance programs, ITAR and EAR licensing, commodity jurisdiction, classification, country sanctions, voluntary and directed disclosures, export investigations, technology transfers, C-TPAT, foreign-trade zones, and fines, penalties, and forfeitures. She is licensed to practice law in the State of Texas and the U.S. Court of International Trade. In 2010 Michelle was named a "Rising Star" in International Law by Texas Monthly and Texas Superlawyers Magazines.

Among other organizations, Michelle has spoken on trade law issues for:

  • U.S. Department of Commerce
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • Thai Ministry of Commerce
  • National Association of Foreign-Trade Zones (NAFTZ)
  • International Compliance Professionals Association (ICPA)
  • Association of Trade Compliance Professionals (ATCP)
  • The American Petroleum Institute (API)

Under the U.S. Trade Representative and the U.S. Secretary of Commerce, Michelle was appointed in 2010 to serve a four-year term as a federal advisor on the Industry Trade Advisory Committee for Aerospace (ITAC-1). Additionally, she is a member of the Aerospace Committee of the French-American Chamber of Commerce, the Society for International Affairs (SIA), and the Export Compliance and Facilitation Committee of the American Association of Exporters and Importers (AAEI). Her ongoing pro bono work includes wills and estate planning for the terminally ill through the Dallas Legal Hospice.

A few examples of past activities include Vice Chair of the Dallas Regional Chamber Trade Development Committee; the Customs Operations Advisory Committee (COAC) Subcommittee on Bonds and Penalties related to the Proposed Importer Security Filing Requirements (10+2); the Trade Support Network (TSN), which Customs established in 1994 to provide a forum for the discussion of significant redesign efforts for the Automated Commercial Environment (ACE); VP of Legal for the D/FW Organization of Women in International Trade (OWIT); Co-Chair of the Dallas Section of the American Immigration Lawyers Association (AILA); and Adjunct Professor of International Business Law at Richland College, where she received the "Thunderation" teaching award in 2006.

Prior to co-founding Braumiller Schulz, Michelle worked for the Immigration and Refugee Services of America in Washington, D.C. and the International Institute of San Francisco. Michelle graduated magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa with honors from Tulane University, where she was a member of the Mortar Board National Honors Society. She studied French literature at the Sorbonne in Paris, France, and German at the Lessing-Kolleg in Marburg, Germany. She was selected for the Fulbright educational exchange program in Vienna, Austria, where she also volunteered her time in a major reconstruction project for Bosnia at the American Embassy of Vienna. Michelle earned her MA in German from Vanderbilt University. She then received her JD from the University of Texas at Austin School of Law, where she served on the boards of the Texas International Law Journal, the Asian Law Students Association, and the International Law Society. She studied International Law at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands.

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