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Export Control Reform & The ITAR

Export Control Reform & The ITAR


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The MK Trade Compliance Group hosted a 90 minute Webinar to discuss what the Obama Administration's "Export Control Reform" means to you and your company's use of the ITAR in the aftermath of export control reform. The presentation includes practical explanations of the following topics:

  • Revisions to the US Munitions List (including the dates that they will go into effect)
  • Impact on Commodity Jurisdiction
  • Risk management
  • Compliance problems

Whether you are a manufacturer, exporter, broker, or shipper/consignee, this discussion provides useful insights on where we are with export control reform and what we can expect in the near future. Our panel of experts not only discuss what you ought to know about ECR's impact on the ITAR, they also provide practical solutions.

Date: December 10th, 2014 

The Panel

Peter Lichtenbaum
Peter Lichtenbaum is a partner in the Washington, DC office and co-chair of the International Trade and Finance practice group. He has experience in a broad array of international regulatory compliance and trade matters, including export controls, economic sanctions, national security reviews of foreign investments, anti-corruption laws, market access, and international trade disputes. Mr. Lichtenbaum held senior positions in the U.S. Department of Commerce. From October 2003 through February 2006, he served as the Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Mr. Lichtenbaum also chaired the inter-agency Advisory Committee on Export Policy, and he managed BIS's participation in multilateral export control regimes. He also served as Acting Under Secretary for Export Administration during the last year of the Bush Administration. After leaving BIS, Mr. Lichtenbaum served as Vice President for Regulatory Compliance and International Policy at BAE Systems, Inc. In this role he was responsible for a broad array of regulatory compliance and policy issues, including in particular export controls. He oversaw the company's compliance with US export controls and led several company initiatives relating to international policy, including defense trade treaties with the United Kingdom and Australia, US export control reform, and the passage and implementation of legislation reforming US national security review of foreign investments. 

Michael Bell
Michael Bell is a Senior Advisor to the MK Trade Compliance Group and an independent UK-based export controls consultant. Michael is a member of the Export Group for Aerospace and Defence (EGAD), the Executive Committee, and the Export Control Organisation's Export Control Advisory Committee (ECAC). He plays a leading role in helping to represent the interests of UK industry in issues such as UK export control reform, ITAR reform, the Arms Trade Treaty, and the US/UK Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty. In 1965 he joined the Ministry of Defence, holding a number of posts over the following 30 years. In 1986 to 1988, he was assigned to NATO as Assistant Secretary General for Defence Planning and Policy. Michael's final appointment was as Deputy Under Secretary of State for Defense Procurement (retitled Deputy Chief of Defense Procurement Support) from 1992-1996. In April 1999 Michael joined British Aerospace (now BAE Systems). From 2004-2012, Michael was Group Export Controls Consultant for BAE Systems plc.

Dr. Paul Freedenberg 
Paul Freedenberg, the Chairman and CEO of MK TCG will chair the discussion. Dr. Freedenberg was the first Under Secretary appointed by President Ronald Reagan to head the new export control agency created to administer trade and foreign policy controls during his second term in office. Dr. Freedenberg was also Staff Director of the Senate Banking Subcommittee on International Finance, which drafted three revisions to the export control laws during the 1980s. He has testified before Congress on export control issues more than a dozen times. 

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