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This workshop will provide participants with up-to-date information and practical guidance on the export control systems of the countries that have been the focus of EU enlargement and engagement along its southern and eastern borders. Dual-use and defence trade controls in the Ukraine and Moldova, the Western Balkans, and Turkey and Georgia are moving in the direction of the EU system, but key differences remain. This workshop will identify those differences and offer practical tools to help comply with those controls and maximize economic opportunities throughout “Greater Europe”.

• To be able to understand and navigate the export control systems of countries that are part of the EU’s enlargement and economic partnership agenda
• To benefit from the insights and first-hand knowledge of Mr. Mirko Kukloj, a former Croatia Ministry of Defense trade licensing official and delegate to the Wassenaar Arrangement, with over 25 years of export control licensing, outreach and training experience in the Western Balkans
• To obtain export control and compliance guidance for dual-use and defence trade related to a variety of industry and service sectors, from aerospace to IT, and from manufacturing to logistics
• To take tangible steps toward designing (or enhancing) local export control compliance programs for these regions, including the development of policy and process templates that can be integrated into existing compliance programs and business operations
 

Workshop LEADER

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Jay Nash

Managing Director, Strategy & Development, SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

Jay P. Nash is a Partner with SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC, a U.S.-based global trade controls and compliance consulting firm specializing in non-U.S. and non-EU country export controls. Mr. Nash has been helping defense, aerospace, chemical, automotive, and IT companies as well as national governments address various export control challenges for over 10 years. He has worked on export control compliance and/or development projects in the Western Balkans, CIS, and Turkey. He is a frequent speaker at international export control events, a guest instructor with the Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI), and he currently serves on the Editorial Board of the World Export Control Review.

SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC

SECURUS Strategic Trade Solutions, LLC is a global trade control and compliance consulting firm specializing in non-US and non-EU country export controls. SECURUS works with companies across industry and service sectors to help them navigate and comply with global export controls through support with item classification, licensing requirement analysis, compliance program design, and personnel training.

Workshop programme

13:00 Registration & Coffee

13:30 Introduction to Workshop – Export Controls on the EU’s Southern and Eastern Borders

13:40 Introduction of Workshop Participants

14:00 Export Control Systems of Western Balkan Countries

15:00 Coffee Break

15:15 Export Controls in Ukraine, Turkey, Moldova and Georgia

16:00 Interactive Session on Preparing Internal Compliance Workflows and Plans for Western Balkan and CIS Countries

16:45 Workshop Summary & Closing Remarks

17:00 End of Workshop

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