"Major Revisions to U.S. Export Controls: How the New Regulatory Landscape Will Impact Your Clients," Meritas Capability Webinar

March 2014


Major Revisions to U.S. Export Controls: How the New Regulatory Landscape Will Impact Your Clients

DATE: Thursday, March 6, 2014

TIME: 1:00 - 2:00 p.m. U.S. CST


Major revisions to U.S. export controls, the largest such effort since the end of the Cold War, are well underway. The result is that many U.S. origin products and technology are moving from control under the U.S. State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) to the more complex yet adaptable U.S. Department of Commerce’s Export Administration Regulations (“EAR”). Relaxed export controls, the availability of new license exceptions, and reduced re-export and retransfer controls over U.S. origin items located abroad will serve to provide a catalyst to opening new markets and alliances around the globe.

Meritas member firm Goulston & Storrs will provide a practical overview of these changes, and explain how the intended benefits are anticipated to extend not only to U.S. manufacturers and exporters but to the international community as a whole.   Lawyers from Goulston & Storrs will also explain current U.S. sanction and embargo programs administered by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (“OFAC”), as well as the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (“FCPA”), which continues to exert broad control over the activities of entities located both within the U.S. and abroad. Finally, Goulston & Storrs’ presenters will discuss the rapidly expanding application of the U.S. Treasury Department’s Committee on Foreign Investment in the U.S. (“CFIUS”) review process.

This program is intended for both U.S. and internationally based member firms. Participants will gain the tools necessary to issue-spot for their clients with respect to these far-reaching controls.


Kerry Scarlott
Kerry Scarlott’s practice focuses on business and international trade law. He assists clients in entering or expanding their presence in international markets, and provides counsel regarding import/export regulatory compliance, foreign sales and distribution of products, overseas manufacturing/sourcing, establishing strategic alliances/joint ventures, and acquiring/selling businesses. Kerry represents clients in reviews before CFIUS, as well as on matters relating to the FCPA. 

Ian H. Moss
Ian Moss counsels clients on the appropriate jurisdiction and classifications of products and technologies, applicable export/import licensing requirements, as well as the availability/use of license exemptions and exceptions. Ian’s expertise extends to the OFAC regulations, embargoes, FCPA, special sanction programs, and U.S. Customs regulations. He represents clients in reviews before CFIUS and other agencies regulating international trade.  Prior to his legal career, he managed hydrographic survey operations for clients in the Middle East.

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