Upcoming Presentations in Buffalo and Cleveland Focus on U.S. Export Controls

In September, Jon Yormick will speak on U.S. export controls and offer guidance on compliance measures organizations must take in this era of investigations, enforcement, and increased penalties.

On September 19 in Buffalo, Jon will address the American Immigration Lawyers Association Upstate New York Chapter at its dinner meeting, “What Upstate NY Immigration Lawyers Should Know About Export Controls.”  His presentation will focus on the I-129 Part 6 Certification requirements and the role of immigration counsel in export controls compliance.  Jon will discuss specific issues regarding compliance with the deemed export rule, including dual/third-country nationals, TN and B-1 visa, and staffing company concerns.  He will be joined by Jim Trubits of Mohawk Global Advisory Services.  The meeting will be held at the Protocol Restaurant and be videotaped for Lawline CLE.

Two days later, on September 21, Jon will speak at the Ohio Aerospace Institute’s Industry Roundtable meeting on “Busting Myths of DDTC Registration.”  He will debunk misconceptions and misunderstanding about registration and provide guidance on what aerospace, defense, technology companies and universities need to know about registering with the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) for items and technical data on the U.S. Munitions List and provide an update on Export Control Reform (ECR).

Yormick Selected as Instructor for International Trade Certification Program

International business and trade attorney, Jon Yormick, will be an instructor for the International Trade Certification Program being offered jointly by the World Trade Center Buffalo Niagara and Speed Global Services.  Business leaders completing the 10-week program will earn Advanced Certification in International Commerce & World Trade Center Trade Expert (TE) Accreditation.

Yormick will teach Module Two: Export Controls, Customs and Documentation.  This module will focus on federal laws and regulations governing the export and import of goods and technologies and doing business abroad, including the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA), the Customs Modernization Act (the Mod Act), and economic sanctions programs administered and enforced by the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC).

The International Trade Certification Program runs from September 11 through November 13, 2012.  Classes will be held each Tuesday afternoon from 1:00 – 5:00 PM at Speed Global Services.  For more information and to register, please visit www.speedgs.com or www.wtcbn.com.

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