Global Encryption Controls

Global Economies in Turmoil. Russia Joining the WTO. US Export Reform on the Horizon. Now is the Time to Strengthen Your Encryption Compliance Efforts to Ensure Future Growth of Your Exports

Wednesday, April 18 to Thursday, April 19, 2012
Hilton San Francisco Airport Bayfront, San Francisco, CA

PRE-CONFERENCE WORKING GROUPSTuesday, April 17, 2012

Working Group A 9:00am – 12:30pm

When and How to Obtain an ERN, Apply License Exception ENC, and Self-Classify: A Practical Guide to What Every Export Controls Professional Needs to Know

Steve Bird
Export Compliance Manager
Cisco Systems, Inc. (San Jose, CA)

Karla Haynes
Export/Import Compliance Attorney
Chevron Corporation (San Ramon, CA)

Export compliance professionals in the high tech, oil & gas, finance, defense and health care industries face daunting compliance challenges impacting the export of encryption-controlled items. Benefit from strategic, proven-effective licensing and compliance strategies at this highly in-depth, practical working group. Understand when to self-classify v. seek a government review, utilize exception ENC to expedite exports, and know when and how to obtain an ERN from a manufacturer.
Topics include:

  • What is an ERN and how do you obtain one
  • What is SNAP-R and how do you use it
  • How to determine if an item is 740.17 (b)(2), (b)(3), or (b)(1) under the new product descriptions
  • When to update your company registration and whether to rely on a manufacturer’s self-classification and registration
  • How do you self-classify an item or determine if an item is subject to controls under 740.17
  • When is self-classification permitted and what product information is suffi cient
  • Review of items with weak encryption and authentication
  • When and how to prepare a Supplement No. 8 report

Working Group B 1:30pm – 5:00pm

Employee Travel with Encryption Controlled-Items: Preventing Unauthorized Access and Setting up Internal Compliance Procedures for International Travel

Dr. Alexander Zubarev
Information Security Director
Hewlett-Packard (Moscow, Russia)

Darie Achstein-Conway
Global Trade and Compliance Manager
QLogic Corporation (Orange County, CA)

Melissa Duffy
Attorney
Hughes Hubbard & Reed LLP (Washington, DC)

Which export/import regulations do you need to comply with when you are traveling abroad with an encrypted Blackberry or laptop? What are some best practices for providing “clean machines”? What are some logistical challenges that multi-national companies face when conducting business around the world?Th is interactive working group is designed to provide specific examples of what you should do when traveling with encryption items outside the U.S. Please bring your questions to this session, as ample time will be used to address common challenges faced by industry.
Topics will include:

  • Complying with section 734.2 (b)(9), 740.17 (a)(2), and 740.9(a) (temporary exports)
  • Determining what type of license is required for a foreign national
  • Dealing with foreign import and re-export controls on encrypted items transported by employees
  • What is the proper procedure for carrying a product or technical data out of the U.S.
  • Working with HR and other affected departments to assess risks of unauthorized access
  • Tracking employee transfers to a new location and succession planning: Ensuring EAR compliance when assigning employees to new projects and roles
  • Protecting technical data on laptops for employee travel
  • When emails should be encrypted