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FREE! Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program for Engineering, Manufacturing and Other Corporates (and their Banks)

Date:  Friday, April 13, 2018

Time:  12:00 PM – 01:15 PM EST, 05:00 PM – 06:00 PM London,
06:00 PM – 07:00 PM Amsterdam

Eventbrite - Elements of an Effective Export Compliance Program for Engineering, Manufacturing and Other Corporates (and their Banks)

What are the main elements of an effective export compliance program for the corporate sector? Though many compliance professionals are well versed in Treasury’s OFAC rules that govern sanctions, less are familiar with those of the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), which governs exports.

In this SanctionsAlert.com Webinar, our experts from BIS will discuss the fundamentals of export compliance and provide practical tips and strategies to help you prepare the highest quality export compliance program that will satisfy auditors, business partners and your banks. Topics will include:

  • An overview of the main U.S. laws and regulations relating to exports and their jurisdictional reach;
  • What recent regulation changes have occurred that impact the defense industrial base;
  • When to apply the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to internal compliance programs;
  • How export and sanction regulations interact and fit into overall organizational compliance; and
  • The dos and don’ts of a successful export compliance program

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Todd Willis
Director, Munitions Control Division
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Following his graduation from the National Defense University (NDU), Eisenhower School in 2016, Mr. Willis splits his time between being the Deputy Director at the Export Enforcement Coordination Center (E2C2) and Senior Policy Advisor within the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Export Administration. Both of these roles work hand-in-hand to develop and promote efficient export control policies as well as increasing interagency enforcement cooperation.

Prior to this assignment, Mr. Willis was the first Division Director for the newly created Munitions Control Division at the Commerce Department and in the past 15 years Mr. Willis has held several senior level U.S. government positions to include Division Chief for the Dual-Use Licensing Division for the Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) and Assistant Director of Enforcement Analysis within the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS).

Mr. Willis has also been the Senior Export Policy Analyst for the Office of National Security and Technology Transfers Controls within BIS, and senior coordinator with the White House on academic and the research community export control issues.

Kenneth Soo
Senior Export Compliance Specialist, Export Management and Compliance Division, Office of Exporter Services
U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

Ken Soo is a senior export compliance specialist in the Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) since 2011. Recently, Mr. Soo was the lead for the revision of the Export Compliance Guidelines. He is the lead for the document review of the license exception Strategic Trade Authorization. Mr. Soo assists U.S. industry, foreign companies, and foreign governments enhance their export compliance programs through reviews of their compliance manual and through on-site trainings.

Prior to joining BIS, Mr. Soo worked for the U.S. Census Bureau where he assisted the public in the proper use of the Automated Export System (AES). He was also one of the creators and lead editors for the Foreign Trade Blog, Global Reach.


Brian Ferro

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Brian Ferro
Head of Global AML/BSA Compliance Product Management
BAE Systems Applied Intelligence

As a Product Manager for Applied Intelligence at BAE Systems, Brian is responsible managing the evolution of the Compliance Solutions suite of products for financial industries worldwide. In this role, Brian works with traditional and non-traditional financial institutions around the globe to meet market needs and demands by partnering with Research and Development teams to deliver industry best solutions and practices.

Prior to joining BAE, Brian had spent four years in a similar role with SAS and fifteen years in Financial Crimes Investigations and Compliance with one of world’s leading financial institutions where he coordinated investigations and projects with law enforcement agencies. Brian has been accredited as a Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (CAMS) and Certified Associate in Anti Money Laundering (FIBA) by exhibiting extensive knowledge of compliance guidelines and federal regulations.

Specialties: Certified Anti-Money Laundering Specialist (ACAMS); June, 2012
Certified Associate in Anti Money Laundering; July, 2008
Certification of Reid Technique of Interviewing and Interrogation; August, 2002

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