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Gary Stanley: Annual Update on ITAR and EAR Developments and Possible Changes to Come

Navigating the complex world of international trade regulations requires a keen understanding of the ever-evolving landscape, and one expert poised to shed light on crucial developments is Gary Stanley. Set to take centre stage at the upcoming US Trade Controls Compliance Conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, Mr. Stanley’s presentation, “Annual Update on ITAR and EAR Developments and Possible Changes to Come – The Trade Bureaucracy Marches On – Is It Effective?” promises to be an insightful journey into the intricacies of global trade compliance.

US Trade Controls Compliance Conference

US Trade Controls Compliance in Europe Conference,

20-21 March 2024, Düsseldorf, Germany

ITAR and EAR Developments

As organisations strive to stay ahead in the fast-paced world of international trade, Gary Stanley’s presentation will offer a comprehensive overview of the ITAR and EAR developments over the past year. Attendees can expect a meticulous examination of the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) agendas for 2024. Key areas of focus include clarifications on dual/third country nationals, the AUKUS partnership, and a simplified License Exception STA under the EAR – all critical aspects for organisations navigating the complexities of trade compliance.

New U.S. multi-agency and multi-country enforcement policies

One of the central themes of Mr. Stanley’s presentation will revolve around the implications of new U.S. multi-agency and multi-country enforcement policies for both U.S. and non-U.S. suppliers and customers. In an era of heightened global connectivity, understanding the impacts of these policies is paramount for organisations seeking to maintain compliance on a global scale.  A pivotal question that Mr. Stanley will touch on is whether the U.S. sanctions mechanism is agile enough to effectively counter Russian aggression. This discussion comes at a crucial juncture, considering the dynamic geopolitical landscape and the need for mechanisms that can adapt to evolving challenges.

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U.S. Department of Defence’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program (CMMC)

Additionally, Mr. Stanley will provide insights into the latest developments related to the U.S. Department of Defence’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification Program (CMMC). With the recent release of CMMC V. 2.0 and accompanying guidance documents, attendees will gain a comprehensive understanding of the latest cybersecurity requirements and certifications.

Critical U.S. regulatory developments

Beyond these focal points, Mr. Stanley’s presentation will also briefly review other critical U.S. regulatory developments that have the potential to impact international operations. From forced labor import restrictions to the activities of the Committee on Foreign Investment in the United States (CFIUS), outbound investment reviews, and climate protection tariffs, the breadth of coverage ensures that attendees will leave with a holistic understanding of the regulatory landscape.

Gary Stanley’s presentation at the US Trade Controls Compliance Conference promises to be a cornerstone for professionals seeking to navigate the intricate web of trade regulations. As organisations grapple with the challenges of a rapidly changing global marketplace, Mr. Stanley’s expertise will undoubtedly provide valuable insights, equipping attendees to adapt and thrive in the world of international trade compliance. Stay tuned for a deep dive into the nuances of trade bureaucracy, as we explore the effectiveness of current mechanisms and anticipate changes on the horizon.

About Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley

Gary Stanley is the President of Global Legal Services, PC, a Washington, DC-based law firm focusing on trade compliance and other international business issues. Mr. Stanley represents, among others, numerous U.S., Canadian, and European companies on defense export control issues. 

For example, Mr. Stanley has:

  • Counselled numerous U.S. defense firms on securing U.S. Department of State/ Directorate of Defense Trade Controls approvals of licenses, as well as manufacturing license and technical assistance agreements, under Parts 123 and 124 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”) and in using ITAR exemptions, including the Canadian exemption in ITAR §126.5. 
  • Assisted numerous defense firms with registration and licensing of its brokers under Part 129 of the ITAR.
  • Provided export control training to a variety of U.S., U.K., and Canadian defense firms, as well as Russian Government export control officials and various agencies of the Government of Canada, including the Canadian Department of National Defence, Canadian Department of Foreign Affairs and International Trade, and the Canadian Space Agency. From February 2004 to February 2005, Mr. Stanley served as the Special Compliance Official overseeing a major defense company’s export control compliance program pursuant to a Consent Agreement the company entered with the U.S. Department of State. State enforcement officials had brought charges against the company under a theory of successor liability for violations another company, most of whose assets this company had acquired, allegedly committed.
  • Besides representing private companies, Mr. Stanley has also served as a consultant to the U.S. Government and industry groups. For example, he served as the principal outside subject matter expert on export controls to prime contractor Booz Allen Hamilton Inc. in Phase II of the Transatlantic Secure Collaboration Program. This program was a consortium of ten U.S., Canadian and European defense companies, including Lockheed Martin, EADS, Northrop Grumman, and Boeing, seeking to establish “best practice” guidelines for the electronic exchange of unclassified proprietary and export-controlled information.
  • Mr. Stanley received his undergraduate degree from Emory University in 1975 and his law degree from Harvard Law School in 1978. He was elected in his junior year to Phi Beta Kappa. Mr. Stanley currently serves as Secretary-Treasurer and a Trustee of The Procedural Aspects of International Law Institute.
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