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WEBINAR - Export Control Risks in a Turbulent Time
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When: Thursday, July 23, 2020
10:00 AM
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Export Control Risks in a Turbulent Time

Date: Thursday, July 23, 2020
Time: 10:00 am – 11:00 am Eastern


Compliance risk's are mounting in this new trade environment with COVID concerns, sanctions, regulatory reforms, trade tensions, and uncertain controls on emerging technologies. Join the experts at CTP for a briefing on export control basics, evolving compliance concerns, and risk management strategies.


John Saylor -Moderator
Director of the International Trade Group
Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

Mr. Saylor has over 45 years of diversified international trade development and transportation experience. Currently he is Director of the International Trade Group for Commonwealth Trading Partners in Alexandria, Virginia, a diversified solutions firm which provides project management and international trade control system solutions, including export management, anti-terrorism and nonproliferation solutions, for commercial and government clients around the world. Mr. Saylor specializes in market entry and development for products and services for both domestic and foreign clients. Mr. Saylor is a frequent international traveler having visited and conducted business in over 90 countries around the world.

John Sturtevant
ITAR/EAR Advisor
Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

With backgrounds in both engineering and the law, Mr. Sturtevant advises clients on the full range of technical and legal topics required to ensure compliance with the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Department of Energy’s Part 810. In his capacity as a Legal/Regulatory Specialist, Sturtevant provides a full range of services related to legal and regulatory guidelines of the EAR, ITAR, and Part 810. In particular, he performs detailed compliance audits for domestic and multinational companies to first identify the gaps and weaknesses in their Compliance Programs, then make remedial recommendations for the refinement and/or development of policies and procedures based on industry best practices. As a Classification Specialist, Sturtevant has personally performed thousands of commodity classifications for private clients, evaluating products against the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the EAR and the U.S. Munitions List (USML) of the ITAR. In addition, Sturtevant manages CTP’s team of engineers for both highly specialized and large volume private client projects. Mr. Sturtevant is licensed to practice law in Virginia.


Chalinee Tinaves
Legal/Regulatory Specialist
Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

As an Export Control Specialist at CTP, Ms. Tinaves helps clients comply with U.S. export control laws and sanctions regulation administered by the Departments of State and Commerce as well as the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). Ms. Tinaves has experience analyzing and advising clients with respect to proposed exports of U.S.-origin technology, software, hardware, and services. She has worked with clients to develop export licensing strategies and drafted and submitted commodity classification and export authorization requests. She assists in developing and/or reviewing U.S. export compliance programs including risk assessments and audits as well as the development of compliance policies and procedures.  Ms. Tinaves also has experience creating and delivering training for a wide variety of audiences on compliance with U.S. export control and sanction requirements. Prior to CTP, she held positions with the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative, the U.S. Department of Commerce Office of Chief Counsel for Industry and Security, and the U.S. Seattle Export Assistance Center. Ms. Tinaves is licensed to practice law in Maryland.


Rick Phipps
Director of Compliance Services
Commonwealth Trading Partners, Inc.

Rick Phipps has 30 years of experience in export control and program management. Beginning in 2000, Phipps oversaw CTP’s international training program on behalf of the State Department, spreading knowledge and cooperation in Dual Use export control to over 88 countries. Since 2008, Phipps has led CTP’s efforts in the private sector, creating customized export control solutions for clients of all sizes. Under his guidance, CTP’s range of compliance services has expanded to include commodity classification, licensing, policies & procedures, audits, and training.




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