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Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee

Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee

About the Committee

This committee follows US, Canadian and other export controls and embargoes and sanctions programs. With respect to the U.S., economic sanctions are administered by the Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC); U.S. export controls on military items are administered by the State Department's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, dual-use items are adminstered by the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. Particular recent areas of focus include the US Export Control Reform Initiative, extraterritorial effect of U.S. export controls and sanctions; revisions to the Export Administration Regulations and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, including recent proposed rules on dual and third country nationals, brokering and defense services; OFAC enforcement guidelines; and the intersection between U.S. technology controls and foreign country laws. The committee actively participates in policy formation, organizes and promotes programs on sanctions and export control topics and regularly publishes a newsletter.

Upcoming Programs

Section Events

    Spirit Cruise of Washington

    04/25/2017-04/25/2017

    Come join your Section friends aboard the Spirit of Washington for a relaxing cruise around the Potomac!! There will be a fabulous buffet dinner, entertainment, and fascinating views of Americas great landmarks and Washington DCs historic

    2017 Section of International Law Spring Meeting

    04/25/2017-04/29/2017
    Capital Hilton
    Washington

    Pre-meeting registration is now closed. Onsite registration will be available beginning next Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 12 noon in the Congressional Ballroom in the Capital

    Transnational Practice Management Committee Spring Meeting Dinner

    04/26/2017-04/26/2017

    Join the ABA Section of International Law's Transnational Practice Management Committee for dinner during the Section's Spring Meeting. The location of this dinner is: Hotel Tabard Inn / Restaurant 1739 N Street, NW Washington, DC 20036 http://www.tabardinn.com/dining This will be a 3 course dinner. ...

Committee Wiki

Enter here to view "Wiki" comments on various issues regarding export controls and economic sanctions. The comments have been collectively generated by members of the Export Controls & Economic Sanctions Committee. Comments presented in this area do not constitute legal advice and is provided by the Committee only for informational purposes.
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Committee Resources

2016 US Sanctions - Year in Review
2016 US Export Controls - Year in Review
Voluntary Self-Disclosure Guidance (Oct. 2016)
Russia Sanctions Program - November 18, 2014 - Goodale Presentation
Russia Sanctions Program - November 18, 2014 - BIS Presentation
Russia Sanctions Program - September 4, 2014, Thoms' Presentatation
Hear the Latest on the Export Control Reform Initiative from BIS and DDTC - June 12, 2013 - McCormick Presentation
OFAC Facilitation Seminar - Nov. 8, 2012 - Presentations (All Speakers)
Hear the Latest on the Export Control Reform Initiative from BIS and DDTC - June 12, 2013 - Wolf Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Heinrich Presentation
ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program - June 4, 2013 - Heidema Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Garvey Presentation
ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program - June 4, 2013 - Girard Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Bingel Presentation
Audio Rec. of the "ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program" - June 4, 2013
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Garvey Presentation Materials
Audio Rec. of the ABA Int'l Spring Mtg. Program - "Legal Limitations on the Use of Proxy Forces in Modern Int'l Conflict" - April 25, 2013
ABA 2015 U.S. Sanctions Year-in-Review Slides
ABA 2015 YIR Export Controls Slides
Critical Technology Sharing Semiinar - Feb. 21, 2013 - Presentations (All Speakers)
Audio Recording of "Critical Technology Sharing Between the U.S. and Its Allies: Problems and Possible Solutions" - Feb. 21, 2013
Audio Recording of the Committee's Seminar - OFAC Facilitation: Know It When You See It? - Nov. 8, 2012
Combating Human Trafficking - Allen Gina Presentation - December 16, 2015
Judicial Review Commission's 2001 Report to Congress on Foreign Asset Control
Combating Human Trafficking - Martin Garvey Presentation - December 16, 2015
Appendices Vol. 1: Judicial Review Commission Report
Appendices Vol. 2: Judicial Review Commission Report
Enhanced Supply Chain Security: Combating Human Trafficking and Other Smuggling Through Legitimate Trade Audio Recording
Economic Sanctions Seminar - Feb. 28, 2011 - Calabrese Presentation
Economic Sanctions Seminar - Feb. 28, 2011 - Hufbauer Presentation
Audio Recording of the Committee's Seminar - Economic Sanctions: Are They Effective Tools of U.S. Foreign Policy? - Feb. 28, 2011
New ITAR Dual/Third Country Nat'l Rule Seminar - May 3, 2012 - Stewart Presentation
Audio Recording of the Committee's Seminar - In the Belly of the Beast: Commercial Cargo and Security in an Era of Weapons of Mass Destruction - Sept. 12, 2012
Audio Recording of the Committee's Seminar - “Are We Over-Thinking 0Y521? Come Hear What the Emerging Technologies (0Y521 Series) Rule is All About” - May 14, 2012
Audio Recording of “The New ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Changes to Canada's Controlled Goods Program: Have the Conflicts Been Resolved?” - May 3, 2012
Audio Recording of “Proposed Revisions to the EAR: Control of Items the President Determines No Longer Warrant Control Under the USML” - Oct. 17, 2011
Audio Recording of the Committee's Seminar - “New Economic Sanctions Against Syria: US, Canadian and EU Approaches” - Nov. 9, 2011
Video Recording of the ABA Int'l Spring Meeting Program - "On the Rim of the Abyss: Military Intervention" - April 7, 2011
New ITAR Dual/Third Country Nat'l Rule Seminar - May 3, 2012 - Rice Presentation

U.S. Government Pronouncements

Enter here to view U.S. Government pronouncements regarding export controls and economic sanctions, including proposed and final agency rules, Executive Orders, and major press releases.
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ABA Resolutions and Comments

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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Goodale, Geoffrey
Thoms, Anahita

Vice-Chairs:

Cripps, Stephanie
Jeydel, Peter
Klauder, Adam
Lamy, Alexandre
Latour, Renee
Martinez, Christine
Meyer, Jonathan
Norton, Corey
Riley, Darren
Skinner, Christoper
Stagg, Christopher
Trope, Roland

Advisors:

Burton, Michael
Georgi, Kay

Committee Roster  

Modified by Christine Martinez on March 2, 2017

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