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NAITA Export Controls Roundtable

Jurisdiction Classification: State or Commerce? Has My Jurisdiction Changed as a Result of Export Control Reform?

Join the North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA), presenting sponsor Bradley Arant Boult Cummings and Goforth Trade Advisors for a discussion of the process to determine which agency has export control jurisdiction over a company’s products (U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls or U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security).  Goforth Trade Advisors is led by three former senior members of the U.S. Department of State who were lead architects of the current revisions to U.S. export control laws under Export Control Reform (ECR), including the revisions to the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and creation of the new 600 series on the Commerce Control List (CCL).  If you are unsure which lists controls your products and services, and whether or not an export license is required for your shipment, software download or technical drawing, you don’t want to miss out on this roundtable discussion.

Candace Goforth, Managing Director of Goforth Trade Advisors, will provide advice on appropriately applying the new regulations to determine whether or not jurisdiction has changed.  She and her colleagues regularly advise clients on this issue, assess the direct impact on the client’s business domestically and abroad and provide clients with strategic and practical day-to-day solutions involving defense trade and export controls.  Candace is a subject matter expert on the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  Prior to establishing Goforth Trade Advisors, Candace served as the Policy Director in the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the U.S. Department of State, which is the authority for interpretation and implementation of the ITAR.  As director, Candace administered the Department of State’s implementation of President Obama’s Export Control Reform (ECR) initiative and was intimately involved in the revision of the U.S. Munitions List (USML) and the Commerce Control List (CCL).  Candace was also a key contributor in the drafting of the “specially designed” definition and formulation of the transition plan.

Cost: NAITA members $25, potential NAITA members $40.  Registration opens at 2:30pm, with the program running from 3:00pm to 5:00pm; a networking reception will follow from 5:30pm to 7:30pm.


The Jackson Center
6001 Moquin Drive — 6th Floor Huntsville, AL 35806
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