Dates March 17 - 18, 2016
The Federal Reserve - Detroit
1600 East Warren Ave.
Detroit, MI 48207
Friday, March 18, 2016
Price Regular Registration for 2-day seminar - $495

Regular Registration for ITAR only - $275

Regular Registration for HTS/Schedule B Only - $275

Hosted by East Michigan District Export Council
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This program will help you understand what ITAR is and how it may govern your defense related exports. We will go through an overview of ITAR, starting with what products can be subject to ITAR through the application and registration process. We’ll then finish up with licensing and other areas of control. At the end of the program you will have an understanding of what is required and where to go for assistance. You will have a copy of the ITAR regulations and complete reference material moving forward. If your company is involved with military and defense articles and services, you don’t want to miss this program.


This program will help you begin to understand how to use the Harmonized Tariff System for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports. We will learn and review the 6 GRI- General Rules of Interpretation used to classify every product. We will go through instructor & CBP based sample classifications using each of the GRI’s. By using the CROSS system we will show how CBP reviews binding ruling requests and what that means for your products. Many companies are exposing themselves unnecessarily by not regularly reviewing or understanding their own classifications. Importers and exporters are required to use reasonable care and due diligence in determining accurate classifications. Why not learn how to begin that process and keep your company in compliance?

This seminar has been approved for continued education credits with NASBITE International and The National Customs Brokers & Forwarders Association of America (NCBFAA)

Seminar Day NASBITE International NCBFAA                 
Day 1: ITAR 6 CEU's Credits 6 CES Credits
Day 2: HTS/Schedule B 6 CEU's Credits 6 CCS Credits



  • Understanding your role and responsibility as an exporter of defense articles and defense services.
  • Learning what products can be subject to ITAR. What is the registration process and how much will it cost?
  • Begin to understand what the U.S. munitions list is and how to use it.
  • Learning about D-Trade2 and how to minimize delays related to the application process.
  • Review the types of licenses, license exemptions, and how to file them with AES.
  • Understanding how to comply with manufacturing license and technical assistance agreements.
  • Record keeping requirements – what are they and how long should you be keeping them?
  • How to avoid violations, penalties, and administrative procedures.

HTS/Schedule B:

  • Understand how, why and when the Harmonized Tariff Schedule was created.
  • Learn what the GRI – General Rules of Interpretation are and how they are used on every classification.
  • Review the roles of a customs broker, freight forwarder and importer/exporter of record.
  • Learn the difference between a Schedule B & HTS number.
  • Understand how to use the CROSS- Customs ruling on-line search system.
  • Review instructor & CBP based specific classification examples.


2-Day Seminar - Early Bird Registration (by 2/5/16) $395.00
2-Day Seminar - Regular Registration (after 2/5/16) $495.00
1 Day Seminar - ITAR only $275.00
1 Day Seminar - HTS/Schedule B only $275.00


All exporters, compliance officers, trade lawyers, intellectual property lawyers, financial service providers and accountants involved in International business, freight forwarders and logistics professionals, engineers, university officials, and anyone else who deals with military defense articles and services.


Mike Allocca has created and conducted worldwide compliance & logistics training for many of the world’s leading companies. Mike is a Certified Global Business Professional (CGBP) through NASBITE. He won the trade partner of the year award in 2008 in Albany, NY. He has been appointed by the Secretary of Commerce to the District Export Council (DEC) in Columbia, SC.

Mike continues to keep updated on export/import regulations by regularly attending and/or hosting programs, seminars and events with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Customs & Border Protection , U.S. Department of Agriculture, Bureau of Industry and Security, U.S. Department of State, NAFTA – office of Intra American Affairs and the TSA.

***Register by February 5 and save up to $100!***