Course Description

Much of today’s global economy is built on trade. Information, products, and services are constantly moving around the world. Certain products, however, require an extra step before they can be exported from the U.S. For companies doing business globally, all personnel involved in exports must understand the impact of the export laws of the United States.

This course reviews key issues and concepts in U.S. export laws and how they affect employees’ day-to-day job operations. Additionally, it helps employees understand the risks associated with violating trade laws. Specific topics include an overview of US export laws, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), deemed exports, embargoes and sanctions, red flags and risk areas, and government expectations.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how to determine if something is an export, including physical items, actions, and interactions
  • Identify who is covered by U.S. export laws
  • Define a deemed export
  • Recognize when an export license is required and that encryption is subject to special rules when exported
  • Review the intangible concepts that require export licenses and the consequences of export law violations
  • Recognize red flags when organizing exports and explain how to identify and avoid common traps
  • Review proper planning and procedures to ensure export compliance

Course Syallabus

This module provides a brief introduction to the course content, including the thought behind the course’s usage of person-first language.

  • 2 Customizable Content Pages
  • 1 Custom Video Page

In this module, learners will review who is covered by export law, when an export license is needed, and what items require a license to export.

In this module, learners will review and practice using four key determining questions to decide if an item needs an export license.

In this module, learners will review red flags to watch for, and practice the real-life scenarios that demonstrate the consequences of breaking export laws.

  • 1 Customizable Content Pages

This final module summarizes the course content and offers numerous opportunities for corporate messaging. Add a custom page with policies for review and to sign; with links or guidance to hotlines, resources, etc.; with  expectations about reporting; and with information on the duty to report and where to go for additional questions.

  • 1 Custom Policy
  • 2 Customizable Content Pages

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