U.S. Export Authorizations for UK Practitioners

U.S. Export Authorizations for UK Practitioners.

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This practitioner-level course examines the authorisation types available for exports and imports of U.S.-regulated hardware, technical information, software, and services under both direct commercial sales and Foreign Military Sales programmes. This course also addresses permanent and temporary nature of transactions. The course provides 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 training provides detailed guidance for implementing the appropriate authorisation for transactions that may involve multiple authorisation types, as well as different regulations, depending on the activity. This course also discusses which business functions may have the relevant information required to determine authorisation needs and will present information, analysis, and commentary that address issues of particular relevance to compliance practitioners operating within the UK.

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

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• Employees who are responsible for determining licensing requirements for U.S.-origin items and obtaining the appropriate authorisation
• Employees who are responsible for utilising exemptions and exceptions under U.S. regulations
• Employees who play a role in authorisation management such as recordkeeping and tracking activities
• Employees who are responsible for managing or overseeing trade compliance activities in other business functions such as classification and export clearance
The broadest objective of this course is to enable learners to recognise the different types of U.S. authorisations and their applicability to ensure your transaction is compliant. This objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives
• Understand the implementation requirements for the different types of authorisations under the ITAR and the EAR.
• Recognise when multiple authorisations are needed for a transaction to be compliant.
• Identify the authorisation management and recordkeeping requirements for the different types of authorisation.
• Remember that different business functions play a role in authorisation management and recordkeeping.
• Distinguish and/or differentiate the requirements between permanent and temporary transactions.

Role-Specific Objectives
• Understand that they may be responsible for determining the appropriate authorisation for a transaction.
• Recognise that they may be asked to approve the use of a company-certified authorisation.
• Realise that they may be responsible for preparing and submitting formal authorisation requests.
• Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for an authorisation.

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