5th Impact of Export Controls on Higher Education & Scientific Institutions

Hosted by: University of South Florida, University of Florida, University of Central Florida, Florida State University, and Florida International University

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Summary:  This 3-day conference on export controls for the academic and scientific community provided a forum for exchanging information and best practices regarding U.S. export, import, and trade sanctions laws and regulations. The conference also provided an opportunity for the Department of Commerce, BIS, the Department of State, DDTC, the Department of Treasury, OFAC, and other government agencies to engage the university community on the export control issues that specifically affect universities, clinical research centers, and other nonprofit research institutions.

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  • Full Day Workshops
    • Export Compliance Basics (Year 4)
    • Intermediate Export Compliance (Year 2)
    • Advanced Topics in Export Compliance (Year 3)
  • Government Speakers:
    • Jodi Kouts (Commerce)
    • David Laufman (Justice)
    • Betty Lee (Commerce)
    • Jacquelyn Metzger (DHS)
    • Jeanette Miller (OFAC)
    • Karen Nies-Vogel (Commerce)
    • Edward Peartree (State)
    • Fred Pflueger (FBI)
  • Session Topic Highlights:
    • Anticipating Risk with Evolving Regulations
    • Creative Training Programs
    • CUI – Definitions, Regulations, and Negotiations
    • Enforcement, Investigations, and Disclosures
    • Full Campus Implementation of an EMCP
    • International Shipping Requirements
    • NIST 800-171
      • Implementation Example
      • Understanding the Specific Requirements
    • Risk Assessments
    • Government Updates
      • EAR Update
      • OFAC, Iran and Cuba Updates
      • ITAR Update
    • Content Areas of Focus
      • Chemicals and Biologicals
      • License Exceptions under the EAR
      • Technology Transfer Risks
      • UAVs