Upcoming Seminar:

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The Bureau of Industry and Security

Co-sponsored by:  San Diego & Imperial District Export Council

“Complying with U.S. Export Controls”

Tuesday, March 5 & Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Location:  Four Points Sheraton, San Diego


This two-day program is led by BIS professional counseling staff and provides an in-depth examination of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). The program will cover the information exporters need to know to comply with U.S. export control requirements under these regulations. We will focus on what items and activities are subject to the EAR; steps to take to determine the export licensing requirements for your item; how to determine your export control classification number (ECCN); when you can export or reexport without applying for a license; export clearance procedures and record keeping requirements; Export Compliance Program (ECP) concepts; and real life examples in applying this information. Presenters will conduct a number of “hands-on” exercises that will prepare you to apply the regulations to your own company’s export activities. This one-of-a-kind program is well suited for those who need a comprehensive understanding of their obligations under the EAR.

All seminar participants will receive an official training certificate upon course completion. Continuing legal education credit (MCLE) is available, and varies with the length of each seminar, for California State Bar members.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, and enforcement personnel from BIS’s field offices.  The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions.

The program will be held at the Four Points Sheraton San Diego, 8110 Aero Drive, San Diego, CA 92123.  Registration will begin at 7:30am on Tuesday, March 5th.  The program will begin at 8:30am on March 5th & 6th, ending at 4:30pm on both days.  The hotel offers complimentary day time event parking to event attendees.  Overnight parking is $12 per vehicle a day.


The Four Points Sheraton San Diego (a Marriott owned property) has extended a special lodging rate of $139 (plus taxes) to seminar participants.  To receive this lodging rate, by February 15th you must book online (link is below) or contact the hotel group sales office:  Sadie Damaske; 858-810-5657 (between the hours of 8:30am-4:30pm Pacific Time); by email at .  Room bookings after February 15th will be subject to the market rate.

To reserve rooms online, Ctrl+Click to link below.

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Seminar Registration

The seminar registration fee is $495 per person.  Ctrl+Click below to register online . The fee includes continental breakfast, coffee breaks, full multi-course lunch on both full days, and conference materials.  The registration fee is non-refundable after Friday, March 1st.

For questions or information regarding registration and payments, please contact:  Kathy Bridges at; (858) 467-7042.


Other Questions?

For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call the BIS Western Regional Office at (949) 660-0144, (408) 998-8806, or by email.


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