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UpdateSeminarU.S. Export Controls and Sanctions – Update 2019 – Day 2

Update on U.S. Dual-use Export Controls and Sanctions

2018 was an extraordinary year from a U.S. trade, sanctions and export controls perspective. Many of these developments, including the U.S. withdrawal from the Iran nuclear agreement (JCPOA) and additional sanctions on Russia, will have a significant impact on companies and financial institutions based in Germany and other European countries. Time for a review on impacts for future businesses.

During AWA‘s annual two-day U.S. Export Controls and Sanctions Update, speakers from the U.S. Government and U.S.-based sanctions and export control attorneys will present timely and practical information on these developments and provide useful information on how these changes will impact German and other European companies.

Attending both days is recommended for companies whose business is affected by US Reexport regulations under ITAR, EAR and US sanctions law; please see the detailed agendas for the topics provided on day 1 and day 2. Separate booking for either one or both days is possible.

Day 1 covers an update on Defense Export Controls and related U.S. Dual-use and

Day 2 covers an update on U.S. Dual-use Export Controls and Sanctions

Book both seminars and claim a 10% discount on each!

The Day 2 program will cover the following topics:

(9.00 am until 5.30 pm)

  • Impact of snap-back of US sanctions on Iran, including impact of secondary sanctions on European companies
  • Russia sanctions and export control update
  • Export Control Reform Act of 2018, establishing permanent authority for the U.S. Export Administration Regulations
  • Updates to the U.S. Export Administration Regulations during 2018 that will impact European manufacturers and exporters
  • Overview of newly passed Foreign Investment Risk Review Modernization Act of 2018 (FIRRMA), which makes significant changes to the U.S. CFIUS process.
  • An update on the U.S. tariffs imposed on European and non-European products
  • Sanctions and Export Control enforcement update and case studies, including the ZTE case

The presentations will include practical information on how these changes will impact the day-to-day business operations and compliance programs of German and European companies across a range of business sectors.

Day 2 of the program will cover issues under the latest developments under the EAR as well as developments on U.S. sanctions and export controls targeted at specific countries. This will include the changes to the U.S. sanctions on Iran as a result of the U.S. withdrawal from the JCPOA and the potential impact of secondary sanctions on European companies that choose to do business with Iran.  

All topics will be accompanied by case studies along with recommendations for compliance „Best Practices”.

In addition, bring your compliance-related questions in for the speakers in advance.

Seminar subjects

Day 2 – Update on U.S. Dual-use Export Controls and Sanctions

BIS Export Control Update

  • Update on year 2 of the Trump Administration and impact on EAR and defense trade
  • Update on 2018 and future BIS regulatory changes impacting the export and reexport of items on the Commerce Control List
  • 2018 changes to the EAR as a result of changes made by the Missile Technology Control Regime
  • Discussion of other changes to the EAR made during 2018
  • BIS export enforcement update and case studies (including the ZTE case)

Handling EAR Technology and Reexport Issues

  • Discussion on cloud computing and cloud-based email issues and US export compliance issues
  • Discussions regarding De Minimis calculations under the EAR   
  • Case studies involving reexports and reexporters

Remarks by Regional Export Control Officers, US Consulate, Frankfurt

Likely topics will include:

  • End User Verifications and Compliance Best Practices
  • Pre-license checks and post-shipment verifications
  • Update on Iran and Russia end-use controls
  • Update on India and UAE export compliance issues

US Sanctions Update Part 1

  • Russia sanctions and export controls update, including impact of April 6, 2018 OFAC designations on Rusal, Renova group and Russian oligarchs
  • Update on CAATSA sanctions
  • Update on other US sanctions program, including Venezuela, Cuba, etc.
  • 2018 OFAC Enforcement Update

US Sanctions Update Part 2

  • In-Depth Review of Iran Sanctions
  • Impact of reimposition (snap-back) of US sanctions following withdrawal from Joint Comprehensive Plan of Action (JCPOA)
  • Potential impact and enforcement of US secondary sanctions
  • Impact of US sanctions on aviation sector
  • Impact of US sanctions on financial transactions with Iran
  • Handling exports of medical devices and other medical products to Iran following US withdrawal from JCPOA
  • Reexport issues involving sales to Iran by European companies, including sales involving goods with de minimis US content
  • Iran sanctions enforcement issues

Other U.S. Trade Issues and Topics

  • Impact of US tariffs imposed on various products pursuant to section 232 and section 301 investigations

Target Group

This program is intended for participants who have a good understanding of EU/U.S. export controls and sanctions law and will be held in English, with speakers fluent in German available for translation of technical terms and for question and answer sessions. Legal texts and presentations will be distributed and discussed in the original language (English).

If you have any questions, e.g. about the registration, do not hesitate to contact Ms Martina Brüggemann by phone +49 251 832 75 76 or via e-mail to


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Ab€ 690,00zzgl. 19% MwSt.

darin enthalten:

  • umfangreiche Seminarunterlagen
  • Erfrischungsgetränke und Pausenverpflegung
  • Mittagessen
  • Get-together inkl. Essen und Getränken
  • AWA Zertifikat


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