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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

    Section of International Law 2016 Retreat

    08/03/2016-08/05/2016
    The Ritz-Carlton-Half Moon Bay
    Half Moon Bay

    Programming and Events Include: Welcome Reception & Dinner at the Spectacular Ritz Carlton Half Moon Bay Resort Network with Section Leadership & Strategic Planning Committee Awards Presentation &

    Section Dinner at Tank18

    08/05/2016-08/05/2016

    Following the Section's Leadership Retreat, we invite Section leaders and international bar leaders to a dinner at

    Supply Chain Risks & Rewards in Emerging Markets

    10/13/2016-10/13/2016

    The event will be held on 10/13/2016. The format is In-Person. The event sponsor(s) are Section of International Law. The event has 0.00 CLE Credits .

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

Enhanced Supply Chain Security: Combating Human Trafficking and Other Smuggling Through Legitimate Trade Audio Recording
Combating Human Trafficking - Martin Garvey Presentation - December 16, 2015
Combating Human Trafficking - Allen Gina Presentation - December 16, 2015
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
Hear the Latest on the Export Control Reform Initiative from BIS and DDTC - June 12, 2013 - Wolf Presentation
ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program - June 4, 2013 - Heidema Presentation
ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program - June 4, 2013 - Girard Presentation
Audio Rec. of the "ITAR Dual and Third-Country National Rule and Canada's Controlled Goods Program" - June 4, 2013
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 Sanctions Year in Review Seminar - Feb. 25, 2013
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
OFAC Facilitation Seminar - Nov. 8, 2012 - Presentations (All Speakers)
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Heinrich Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Garvey Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Bingel Presentation
Commercial Cargo and Security Seminar - Sept. 12, 2012 - Garvey Presentation Materials
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
Judicial Review Commission's 2001 Report to Congress on Foreign Asset Control
Appendices Vol. 1: Judicial Review Commission Report
Appendices Vol. 2: Judicial Review Commission Report

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

Enter here to view ABA Resolutions and ABA Int'l Law Section Comments related to export controls and sanctions.
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Leadership

Co-Chairs:

Goodale, Geoffrey
Lalonde, Paul

Vice-Chairs:

Cripps, Stephanie
Haynes, Karla
Lamy, Alexandre
Latour, Renee
Martinez, Christine
Meyer, Jonathan
Norton, Corey
Riley, Darren

Committee Roster  

Modified by Christine Martinez on February 1, 2016

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