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Please note: 
The Basic ITAR course taught during International Week in Las Vegas is a 1-day course.  Basic ITAR at all other locations is a 1.5-day course.  

Who should attend:

This introductory course is for business executives, international contracting specialists, contract managers and administrators, program and project managers, marketing professionals, engineers and other technical personnel, newly appointed export compliance officers, logistics personnel, and legal and financial advisors.

Learning Objectives: 

After completing this course, you will be able to:

  • Interpret the US munitions list
  • Recognize export licensing requirements
  • Initiate an internal compliance program
  • Self-classify hardware and/or technology 
  • Draft a commodity Jurisdiction Request
  • Register your organization with the State Department
  • Apply for an export license
  • Develop a technology transfer plan

A fundamental overview of the U.S. International Traffic In Arms Regulations (ITAR). This course will help you understand the U.S. laws and Federal agencies that regulate the export of hardware and technology from the U.S. Attendees will gain an understanding of how these regulations impact your ability to do business in the international marketplace.

Many Basic ITAR students attend the Advanced ITAR course, providing attendees maximum value for their training investment.

This course is sponsored by:

This course is sponsored by Barnes & Thornburg LLP.

Barnes & Thornburg LLP serves clients in more than 50 dedicated practice and industry areas from offices in Atlanta, Dallas, Delaware, Chicago, Indiana, California, Michigan, Minneapolis, Ohio and Washington, D.C. Going the extra mile to help you with your complex legal needs. Visit

September 13, 2021
The Flamingo Hotel
Las Vegas, NV
Travel Info
Standard: $1,000.00
Enhanced: $1,395.00
October 12-13, 2021
American Management Association
Arlington, VA
Travel Info
Standard: $1,275.00
Enhanced: $1,670.00
Day 1
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
8:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Orlando, FL
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Platinum Hotel)
9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
AMA in Arlington, VA
Day 2
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Orlando, FL
8:00 AM - 11:00 AM
La Jolla, Hilton Head and Las Vegas September Weeklong Conference Locations
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
AMA in Arlington, VA
9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Las Vegas, NV (Platinum Hotel)

(Note - this is a one-day-only class during Las Vegas Government Contracts Week)    

Introduction to U.S. Export Control Laws and the ITAR
  • Policy, Agencies and Jurisdiction
  • Consequences of ITAR Control
  • Proscribed Destinations
What is a “Defense Article” or “Defense Service” under the ITAR 
  • U.S. Munitions List
  • President’s Export Control Reform Initiative
    • Goals and Status
    • Products Moving to CCL
    • Order of Review 
  • Sample Category VIII - Aircraft
    • Parts and components
    • Specially designed
  • “CJ” Requests
ITAR Registration Requirements 
  • Requirements, Fees and Process
  • Empowered Officials
  • Changes to Registration
  • Broker Registration
What is an “Export” under the ITAR
  • Shipments
  • Releases of Technical Data
Identifying ITAR Technical Data
  • Definition of Technical Data
  • Public Domain and Basic Marketing Information 

Practical Exercises
Deemed Exports
  • Foreign Persons
  • Hiring Practices
Violations and Penalties

Licensing Under the ITAR
  • What is Subject to the ITAR
  • Types of Licenses 
  • DTRADE and Licensing Process
  • Authorizations for Defense Services
  • Dual and Third Country National
Licensing Under the ITAR continued
  • Offshore Procurement
  • Grandfathering for Transition to CCL
  • Special Licensing Requirements
  • ITAR Licensing Exemptions

Screening and Red Flags

Clearing ITAR Shipments for Export
  • Destination Control Statements
  • AES/EEI 
ITAR Compliance Programs
  • Elements of Program
  • Technology Transfer Control Plans
  • Compliance and Proscribed Countries
  • Compliance Audits
  • Training
  • Best Practices 
  • Voluntary Disclosures
  • Internal Corporate Investigations
  • Enforcement Case Study
  • Recent Cases
  • Nicholas Galbraith
    Associate, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Nicholas A. Galbraith is an associate in Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office and is a member of the Corporate Department and International Trade Practice Group. Nicholas advises domestic and international clients on a wide range of complex trade matters. His experience in export co...
  • Christine Sohar Henter
    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Christine Sohar Henter is a partner in the International Trade Practice Group of Barnes & Thornburg's Washington, D.C., office. As a member of the Corporate Department, Christine represents trade associations, governments, and corporate clients on international
    trade matters including im...
  • Linda Weinberg
    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Linda Weinberg provides practical advice to business and institutional clients on international trade law, including export controls, foreign assets control and customs. She works regularly with the U.S. and foreign government agencies that regulate international trade to help clients realize their...
  • Clinton Yu
    Partner, Barnes & Thornburg LLP
    Clinton Yu advises clients on international trade matters, including customs and import regulations, export controls and economic sanctions, national security, and trade remedies. With a focus on corporate compliance, Clinton is valued for his strategic approach to navigating today’s complex i...
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American Management Association
2345 Crystal Drive
Suite 200
Arlington, VA, 22202
General Information
There is not a room block for this location. However, the AMA offers special hotel rates. Click here to see rates and reserve a hotel room.
Food & Beverage
Coffee service, water, hot tea, soda and juice will be available in the facility all day. Lunch is on your own and an afternoon snack will be served.
The Flamingo Hotel
3555 Las Vegas Blvd S
Las Vegas, NV, 89109
Hotel & Room Block Info

We have a room block secured at the Flamingo Hotel for Las Vegas Week.  Visit to reserve your room. Group rate is $94 + taxes + daily resort fee of $35/room/night. You must make your reservation by Friday, August 10, 2021. Rooms are subject to availability.

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Food & Beverage

Continental breakfast, lunch and afternoon coffee will be served.

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