The Bureau of Industry and Security

Outreach and Educational Services Division

Cosponsored by: Customs Brokers & Freight Forwarders Association of Charleston

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

May 21, 2020

Crowne Plaza Convention Center

North Charleston, SC

How to Build an Export Compliance Program

Developing and maintaining an export compliance program is highly recommended to ensure that export transactions comply with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and to prevent export control violations. This one-day workshop provides an overview of the steps a company may take to implement an internal Export Compliance Program. Agenda topics include guidance on how to establish an Export Compliance Program, strategies to enhance your company’s compliance program, how to avoid common compliance errors, and how to build a solid framework for your company’s compliance program. This program includes small group discussion, hands-on exercises, compliance peer networking, and provides a written example of an export compliance program as well as the Office of Exporter Services January, 2018 revised Export Compliance Guidelines to assist in developing your compliance program.


Note: The information presented in this program is not a legal requirement of the Export Administration Regulations. It is intended to give informational advice and guidance based on industry best practices in the field of compliance.

Recommended prerequisite: Complying with U.S. Export Controls or equivalent experience.

About the Instructors

The instructors are experienced export policy specialists, engineers, and enforcement personnel from BIS's Washington, D.C. headquarters and field offices, as well as representatives from other U.S. government agencies as appropriate. The instructors will be available throughout the seminar to answer your questions on how the export regulations affect the export activities of your organization or client.


The program will be held at the Crowne Plaza Convention Center, located at 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418. Registration and continental breakfast will begin at 7:30 a.m. on May 21, 2020. The program will begin at 8:30 a.m. and end at 5:00 p.m. each day.


A special conference room rate of $129 plus tax has been arranged with the Crowne Plaza Convention Center, located at 4831 Tanger Outlet Blvd, North Charleston, South Carolina 29418. Please see the registration link to be connected to the hotel to make a reservation. Rates are good until April 18, 2020. Hotel reservation code for the seminar is BIS2020. To make a reservation click here.


The registration fee for the How to Build an Export Compliance Program seminar is $225 until February 29 after which date the cost is $275. The fee includes continental breakfasts, coffee breaks, lunches and materials for the entire seminar. To guarantee placement for the BIS seminar: Click here to register.

Other Questions?

For more information or questions on the topics to be covered, please call BIS's Outreach and Educational Services Division at (202) 482-6031 or contact us by email.

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