I received a tweet from John who tweets under the name @Tradelawyer that said, “Managing the Relationship Between Canadian and US Export Controls and Economic Sanctions http://ow.ly/31qpI Presentation to CAIE 79th Annual”
John presented at at the 79th Annual Canadian Association of Exporters and Importers (CAIE) conference on the topic mentioned above. It was a 3hr session he co presented with John Priecko, President and Managing Partner of Trade Compliance Solutions.
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The session was listed as a Canada and US Export Controls Workshop in the CAIE conference brochure:
The experts all agree, exports will help every nation rise out of the current economic slowdown. The Canadian government is encouraging Canadian companies to export and seek new markets abroad for their goods and services. The Obama administration has set a goal of doubling US exports over the next five years. One of the ways President Obama proposes to achieve this goal is to reform US export controls to reduce the regulatory burden in a manner consistent with national security. Exports and compliance with export regulations have never been in greater focus than they are right now. Many Canadian compliance mangers believe that the products they export are not covered by export controls, which can be true if you are only looking at Canadian regulations. What if the product you are exporting is of US origin, or contains components that are of US origin? You need to become familiar with the US re-export regulations or potentially find yourself facing an unexpected compliance issue with very serious consequences. This session will deal with issues such as:
- Today’s export control regimes and how they may affect your commercial activities
- The basics needed to assess the state of your export control compliance
- Effective solutions to bring a company into compliance
- The Canadian Export Controls Handbook 2009
- When US re-export rules apply to you
- What the US Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are
- The definition of “ECCN” and why you need to know what it means in relation to all US made goods you have in your inventory
While I was unable to attend the event, it was interesting to note that John attributes part of the reasons driving this to; “Canadian companies are now more concerned than ever before about whom they deal with, where their products and technology end up, and who uses their services.” In other words they understand that Trade Compliance is important. John does an excellent job in his slide deck outlining all the many export trade issues that a exporter must be concerned with in North America.
So Who is John W. Boscariol
John Boscariol is one of Canada’s leading trade attorneys and is ranked among the top 25 international trade lawyers in the world by Expert Guides to the World’s Leading Lawyers – Best of the Best and is recognized as a leader in the field of international trade law in numerous other legal directories, including Chambers Global (WTO/International Trade – Tier One) and others. He will walk you through the maze of Canadian export controls to help you better understand where your company stands. You can more information on John here.