Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for UK Practitioners

Foundations of U.S. Export Compliance for UK Practitioners.

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This practitioner awareness course introduces learners in the UK to the six primary areas of U.S. export compliance that they may be involved in: jurisdiction and classification, regulated activities, authorisations, authorisation management, customs clearance, and compliance programmes. This course will provide an overview of these areas in relation to the relevant U.S. compliance regimes, including the Export Administration Regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, and Office of Foreign Assets Control-administered sanctions and embargoes. The course includes information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

The training identifies key activities and definitions within the trade compliance environment to foster understanding of the learner’s role in trade compliance.

Upon completing your course, you will earn Continuing Professional Development units from the Institute of Export and International Trade.

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• Employees in the UK who are involved – directly or indirectly – in regulated activities, including employees who interact with non-U.S. persons as part of their job
• Employees in the UK who are responsible for managing or overseeing personnel engaged in U.S. export compliance activities
The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise trade-related situations and know how to react in each situation to remain compliant with the trade regulations. This objective is satisfied when learners can:

Trade-Specific Objectives
• Understand that trade compliance is a company-wide endeavour.
• Identify daily activities that give rise to trade compliance considerations.
• Recall the different regulatory requirements that exist for the identified activities.
• Distinguish and/or differentiate between the scope, focus, or intent of U.S. regulations.
• Recognise when to ask for assistance and/or seek guidance.
• Know that trade controls consider end use and end user, as well as country of use.

Role-Specific Objectives
• Understand that daily activities directly impact or contribute to trade compliance.
• Recognise that specific training may be required for successful compliance with the different areas of trade compliance.
• Realise that trade compliance happens at all levels of the company and within all business functions.

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