U.S. Export Authorizations for Practitioners

U.S. Export Authorizations for Practitioners.

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This practitioner-level course examines the authorization types available for exports and imports of regulated hardware, technical information, software, and services under both direct commercial sales and Foreign Military Sales programs. 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 authorization for transactions that may involve multiple authorization 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 authorization needs, such as program management, contracts, business development, procurement, and logistics.

Users will receive a Certificate of Completion from George Mason University upon successfully finishing this course.

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• Employees who are responsible for determining licensing requirements and obtaining the appropriate authorization
• Employees who are responsible for utilizing exemptions and exceptions under the regulations
• Employees who play a role in authorization management such as recordkeeping and tracking of 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 recognize the different types of authorizations and their applicability to ensure your transaction is compliant. This broad objective is satisfied when they can:

Trade-Specific Objectives
• Understand the implementation requirements for the different types of authorizations under the ITAR and the EAR.
• Recognize when multiple authorizations are needed for a transaction to be compliant.
• Identify the authorization management and recordkeeping requirements for the different types of authorization.
• Remember that different business functions play a role in authorization 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 authorization for a transaction.
• Recognize that they may be asked to approve the use of a company-certified authorization.
• Realize that they may be responsible for preparing and submitting formal authorization requests.
• Understand that they may be responsible for ensuring the appropriate recordkeeping is maintained for an authorization.

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