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Export Compliance Workshop

June 16, 2016 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm

Community Room at Brunswick Landing/Maine Technology Institute, Brunswick, ME

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Did you know the civil penalties for export license violations have increased from $50,000 to $250,000 per violation, and criminal penalties have increased to a 20-year maximum jail sentence and an average fine of $1.5 million?

Upon completion of this program, you will be aware of the new export security requirements for all exporters. You will leave with an 11-point checklist to guide you to full compliance on every export.

Who should attend?

Anyone involved with exports, including sales, customer service, traffic managers, or purchasing managers.

Topics Covered

  • Using due diligence: reviewing 6 lists from denied parties to sanctioned countries
  • Knowing your customer: asking these 5 questions to understand common red flags
  • Country specific requirements: legalization, pre-shipment inspection, wood packaging, etc.
  • Export documentation: what you are required to fill-out and retain
  • How to determine if an export license is required, whether your products qualify for NAFTA treatment, if you are using the correct HTS #, and where you find this information
  • Insurance, packaging, and record-keeping strategies and responsibilities

Featured Presenter

Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises Inc., a nationally recognized expert in areas of export compliance and recent winner of the prestigious President’s E Award for excellence in export development training.

Space is limited. Advance registration is required.


SBA-Eligible Companies: $75 per person

Non-SBA-Eligible Companies: $250 per person

SBA-eligible small business concern is a business that:

1. Is organized or incorporated in the United States;

2. Is operating in the United States;

3. Meets

a. The applicable industry-based small business size standard established under section 3 of the Small Business Act; or

b. The alternate size standard applicable to the program under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act and the loan programs under title V of the Small Business Investment Act of 1958 (15 U.S.C. 695 et seq.);

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) size standards are found at 13 C.F.R. Part 121. Use the following sba.gov link for information on size standards for your business (https://www.sba.gov/contracting/getting-started-contractor/make-sure-you-meet-sba-size-standards/table-small-business-size-standards);

4. Has been in business for not less than 1 year, as of the date on which assistance using a grant under this subsection commences; and

5. Has access to sufficient resources to bear the costs associated with trade, including the costs of packing, shipping, freight forwarding, and customs brokers.



June 16, 2016
8:30 am - 4:30 pm


Community Room at Brunswick Landing/Maine Technology Institute
8 Venture Avenue, Brunswick Landing
Brunswick, ME 04011 United States