Day 1 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks
9:15
BIS and DDTC Address Industry in Canada: Key Updates on Compliance Expectations and Enforcement Priorities North of the Border
10:15

Hypothetical Exercises

CHINA, RUSSIA AND VENEZUELA UNDER EAR 744.21- Military Use/End User Regulations and Due Diligence in Practice: How Exporters are Applying Rules and Licensing Requirements from a Canadian Re-Export Perspective
11:15
Break
11:45
The Biggest Misconceptions about Applying the Foreign Direct Product Rule: When it Does and Does Not Apply to Canadian Manufacturers Moving Forward
12:30
China, Hong Kong and Iran: The Top 10 Most Critical Economic Sanctions Trends Affecting Exports & Reexports: The Lesser Known Pitfalls to Avoid for 2021
1:30
Break
2:15

Export License & Permit Denials

A Rundown of Recent Denials by U.S. and Canadian Authorities and the Rationales for Their Decisions
3:00
Break
3:30

Part I Industry “War Stories and Lessons Learned” Live Polling

Export and Reexport Compliance amid COVID-19: Candid, Real-Life Takeaways on the Unwritten Compliance Hits and Misses
4:00

Part II

Breakout Conversations: Benchmarking and Strategizing with Large, Medium and Small Organizations
4:30

Part III

Bolstering Compliance: The Top 5 Need-To-Know Takeaways from Industry Peers
5:00
End of Day

Day 2 - Wednesday, January 27, 2021

9:00
Opening Remarks from Co-Chairs
9:15
Focus on Canadian Export Controls and Permit Approvals; What’s New for 2021
10:00
Spotlight on China: The Entity List, Huawei, and The Latest Screening Dos and Don’ts for Canadian Exporters
11:00
Break
11:30
Cybersecurity Audits for DoD Contracts: Common Deficiencies and How to Meet CMMC Program Requirements
12:15
Technology Transfers, Data Security, Emails and Cloud Computing: How to Know If Your IT Controls Satisfy ITAR and EAR Requirements
1:00
Break
1:45
Third Party Due Diligence: Essential Steps for Vetting Prospective Business Partners, Mitigating Supply Chain Risks and Building Your Contingency Plan
2:30

Hypotheticals

Employing and Transferring Dual/Third-Country Nationals: The Latest, Most Vexing Challenges to Reconciling Export, Human Rights and Privacy Laws
3:15
Break
3:45
What Would You Do If…Audience Polling: Unpacking Classification Conundrums: U.S./Canada Export Reexport ‘ Scenarios
4:15
What Industry in Canada Should Know about CFIUS and Export Controls: Status and Impact of Substantial Ownership, Critical Technologies, TikTok, Mandatory Filing and More
5:00
Conference Concludes

Day 1 - Tuesday, January 26, 2021

9:00
Co-Chairs Opening Remarks

Gary Stanley
President
Global Legal Services, PC

Kenneth Purchase
Director, International Trade Compliance
Pratt & Whitney Canada Corp.

9:15
BIS and DDTC Address Industry in Canada: Key Updates on Compliance Expectations and Enforcement Priorities North of the Border
10:15

Hypothetical Exercises

CHINA, RUSSIA AND VENEZUELA UNDER EAR 744.21- Military Use/End User Regulations and Due Diligence in Practice: How Exporters are Applying Rules and Licensing Requirements from a Canadian Re-Export Perspective
11:15
Break
11:45
The Biggest Misconceptions about Applying the Foreign Direct Product Rule: When it Does and Does Not Apply to Canadian Manufacturers Moving Forward
12:30
China, Hong Kong and Iran: The Top 10 Most Critical Economic Sanctions Trends Affecting Exports & Reexports: The Lesser Known Pitfalls to Avoid for 2021
1:30
Break
2:15

Export License & Permit Denials

A Rundown of Recent Denials by U.S. and Canadian Authorities and the Rationales for Their Decisions
3:00
Break
3:30

Part I Industry “War Stories and Lessons Learned” Live Polling

Export and Reexport Compliance amid COVID-19: Candid, Real-Life Takeaways on the Unwritten Compliance Hits and Misses
4:00

Part II

Breakout Conversations: Benchmarking and Strategizing with Large, Medium and Small Organizations

Building on insights from panelists, participants will break out into smaller roundtables to share their own compliance pain points and brainstorm about how to how to tackle emerging compliance challenges. Each group will be responsible for distilling a key takeaway or best practices to share with conference attendees.

4:30

Part III

Bolstering Compliance: The Top 5 Need-To-Know Takeaways from Industry Peers

We invite all attendees to reconvene with our panelists who will reveal the top takeaways and open-up the virtual floor to further questions about compliance best practices.

5:00
End of Day

Workshop A – Deep Dive into U.S. vs. Canada: Classifications Under ITAR, EAR, ECL, CGP

Jan 25, 2021 9:00am – 12:00pm

What is it about?

  • Assessing classification differences between the EAR, ITAR, and the Canadian ECL
  • Understanding U.S. extraterritorial controls
  • Building a classification-based compliance system
  • Sharing best practices for documentation’ retrieving and keeping classifications up to date
  • How to engage with U.S. vs. Canadian government agencies
  • Examining practical examples and lessons for your organization

Workshop B – Technology Transfer and Export Compliance: Cloud Computing, Encryption, Email, Social Media and Foreign Nationals

Jan 25, 2021 1:00pm – 5:00pm

What is it about?

  • ITAR or EAR requirements for controlled data
  • Who has responsibility for identifying, correcting, and reporting a data transfer compliance issue when it occurs?
  • The latest on Encryption and cryptocurrency requirements
  • Examining the responsibilities of cloud providers
  • What are the best practices for advising a multi-jurisdictional workforce on what devices and equipment they can take and how to avoid falling afoul of regulations
  • Sharing common pitfalls when using digital communication tools