Two Upcoming Opportunities for Export Control Information:

1) To register for the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) full two-day “Complying with U.S. Export Controls” Seminar on April 30-May 1, 2019, visit: https://witoc.org/event/the-bureau-of-industry-security-program-2019/

2) To register for the Export Control Briefing on March 21, 2019, please see below:

Meet U.S. Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) Officials from Washington D.C.

Time and Date:

Thursday, March 21, 2019

8:30am -10:30am

Location:
Port of Long Beach
4801 Airport Plaza Drive, Long Beach 90815
(near to Long Beach Airport off the 405 Freeway, north on Lakewood Blvd Exit.)

We are partnering with the Port of Long Beach to host visiting officials from the Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS). Please join us for a timely briefing on the latest regulatory and policy developments in the export control field

Reserve your spot by submitting the form below.
Seating is limited. Complimentary coffee and pastries will be provided

Agenda:

8:30am Registration / Coffee & Pastries

9:00-10:00am BIS Export Control Briefing

10:00-10:30m Networking
10:30am Program concludes

Speakers:

Karen Nies-Vogel, Director of the Office of Exporter Services, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)
Kimberly Orr, DVM, Ph.D., Senior Biological Licensing Officer, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)

Bios:

Karen H. Nies-Vogel:

Karen Nies-Vogel serves as the Director of the Office of Exporter Services (OEXS) within the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). Through its offices in Washington, DC, Irvine and San Jose, California, OEXS is responsible for the Bureau of Industry and Security’s outreach, education, compliance and regulatory activities. In addition to counseling exporters, organizing and providing seminars, and drafting changes to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), OEXS also advises exporters on compliance and administers compliance checks on exporters shipping items subject to the EAR. In her twenty year tenure with BIS, Ms. Nies-Vogel has also served as the Chairman of the End-User Review Committee, as the Director of the Strategic Analysis Division in the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security, and as an Export Policy Analyst in the Office of Non-proliferation and Treaty Compliance’s Foreign Policy Division.

Kimberly Orr:

Dr. Orr’s professional background is in veterinary epidemiology. She is a licensed veterinarian with a Ph.D. in pathobiology and is board certified in Veterinary Preventive Medicine and Epidemiology. She is the Designated Federal Official for the Materials Technical Advisory Committee that advises the government on emerging issues and regulatory actions. Dr. Orr is also a technical, regulatory and policy expert in the areas of biological commodities and biological weapons non-proliferation. She processes and countersigns export license applications, commodity classifications, exodus cases, and commodity jurisdiction requests. She identifies and participates in outreach opportunities, drafts and reviews white papers, participates in AG and interagency discussions, and helps draft regulations.

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