L2 Federal Resources to Host Webinar: “Hello, My Name is ITAR: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations”

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This webinar is an entry-level primer for those that are new to defense trade controls and will benefit import/export/trade compliance mangers, contract administrators, general counsel and executives that take part in maintaining trade compliance.

The world is shrinking and exports of goods and services are on the rise. This includes exports of military hardware, technical data, and defense services. The United States Government has established a complex system of controls that regulate these exports and thereby safeguard our national security. But, these controls are fraught with pitfalls for those not familiar with the rules and how they apply. The increased focus on enforcement of export controls violations and exposure to criminal and civil penalties of companies and individuals (including non-U.S. persons) involved in export transactions, a familiarity with the International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) and its implications for every business dealing in export-controlled items is essential.

This 90-minute webinar will provide a brief introduction to the ITAR and its scope. The subject matter experts from Squire Sanders will also review Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) registration, Commodity Jurisdiction and upcoming changes to the United States Munitions List (USML).

This 90-minute webinar entitled “Hello, my name is ITAR: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations” is scheduled for Thursday, April 18th, at 1 PM Eastern. To register, follow this link:

Hello, My Name is ITAR: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

Addressing webinar attendees will be:

Kevin Hoppin, Export Controls Specialist, Squire Sanders Kevin Hoppin is an Export Controls Specialist in Squire Sanders’ International Trade & Export Controls Practice Group. Kevin has extensive experience with Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) licensing and Foreign Military Sales (FMS). Kevin spent nearly six years in two separate assignments as a defense trade analyst/exports agreements licensing officer in the US State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in Washington DC. As a licensing officer, he was responsible for reviewing and approving more than 3,000 international agreements with a total value of more than $44 billion for the export of military technology via the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. Kevin also spent an assignment as the US government in-country representative for Air Force programs in Pakistan where he managed $4 billion in FMS cases.

Christopher H. Skinners, Senior Associate, Squire Sanders Christopher Skinner’s practice focuses on US export control restrictions, customs matters, economic sanctions programs, trade remedy actions, consumer product safety regulatory matters, market access, and state and federal antitrust regulatory and litigation matters. In addition, Chris regularly counsels clients on compliance with government ethics rules and regulations and federal lobbying disclosure laws.

Following the presentation, there will be an interactive 10-15 minute question-and-answer session addressing material covered in the webinar. Webinar tuition is based on location, not number of participants, so each registration site can have multiple participants for one low price. To register, follow this link:

Hello, My Name is ITAR: An Introduction to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

L2 Federal Resources provides expert-led training and education for the government contracting community. The company hosts several webinars on government contracting topics every month and offers downloadable recordings of past webinars at http://www.l2federalresources.com the company also blogs on government contracting topics at http://www.l2federalresources.com/blog
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