The US Commercial Service and the New Mexico Economic Development Department will host a unique education and training opportunity on April 4-5, 2012 at the Hotel Encanto de Las Cruces. This program is intended for anyone who deals with global trade compliance (including exports, imports, customs, logistics, business development, marketing, procurement, engineering, operations, security, human resources, contracting, supply chain…) and related regulatory, compliance and enforcement issues.
The Southwest Aerospace & Defense Trade Compliance Forum includes a seminar, networking reception, workshop options and a tour of Spaceport America.
Do you know?
- What are you and your organization’s level of exposure, liability and risk when it comes to international trade and the demanding regulatory driven environment?
- What are the key requirements that you and your organization must abide by?
- What are the ongoing challenging, difficult and sometimes sensitive problems the regulations present?
- What are the potentially devastating consequences if you or your organization get it wrong?
If you need or want answers to these and many other questions, this low-cost, high-quality two-day, hands-on, practical-application and case study-focused program is for you.
Day one seminar topics include:
- Overview and Update on US Export Controls;
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) HOT Topics: State Department Trends, Defense Service Exports, Export Control Reform Initiatives, Agreements, Brokering, Third-Country/Dual Nationals, D-Trade, Merger & Acquisition Due Diligence, and much more…;
- Automation & Software Essentials in Trade Compliance;
- Industry Panel – How to Successfully Navigate the ITAR Minefield; Enforcement Update and Latest Consequences of Non-Compliance with Important Case Studies and Lessons Learned.
- Day one ends with a Q&A session followed by a networking reception
On day two attendees have two workshops to pick from:
- TRACK 1 is “Challenges Facing Empowered Officials and Trade Compliance Professionals: Minimizing Exposure, Liability and Risk” and includes sessions on Investigations, Disclosures and Decision Making; What the Regulations Don’t Say and How to Prepare for What’s Ahead, Hands-on Interactive Case Studies and ends with a presenter Q&A period.
- TRACK 2 is “Commercial Space and the ITAR” with sessions on What Every Commercial Space Entrepreneur Needs to Know; USML Categories IV, VIII and XV, as well as Relevant CCL Entries; Obstacles to Export; Interagency and Regulatory Conflicts Launch/Spaceflight Insurance Issues, Defense Services, etc.; Spaceports and the ITAR: Compliance Requirements for the Owner, Operators, Tenants, Suppliers, etc.; Hands-on Interactive Case Studies and also ends with a presenters Q&A.
In the afternoon of day two there is a special Spaceport America tour.
Additional details including registration, hotel information and a complete agenda are linked here.