NEXT WEEK! Internal Export Compliance AUDITS: Remote options, Creating an Audit Module, Published Audit Guidelines and More!

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How to Conduct Remote Export Compliance Audits


·        DATE:  April 27, 2021 at 1 PM EDT

·        DURATION: 90 Minutes (60 minutes of instruction/ 30 minutes of Q&A)

·         INSTRUCTOR:  Felice Laird, Export Strategies, LLC

Not being able to do a site visit is no excuse to put off your important internal export compliance audit.

The U.S. Departments of State and Commerce expect regular audits as part of their compliance program guidelines – even in challenging times. Despite their sometimes negative image, export compliance audits are one of the most effective tools for improving and validating your compliance program.   A successful audit should not be about digging to see how many violations you can find, but instead, should accurately find any weaknesses in your compliance program and identify clear options for making cost-effective improvements.  Today’s technologies permit on- line collaboration and secure document sharing to make a remote audit smooth and successful. There isn’t a good reason to put off an audit just because it may not be possible to include a site visit in 2021 – and there are many reasons NOT to.

Webinar Outline:

  • KEY TERMS: What is the Difference Between Self-Audit, Government Audit, Outside Audit, Desk Audit, and Directed Audit?
  • How to Review and Revise Your Audit Plans to Conduct Audits Without Site Visits
  • Why Should a Company Conduct an Audit?
    • As Ongoing Due Diligence as Part of Your Compliance Program
    • Requested by a Parent Company or New Owner
    • Requested as Part of a Merger or Acquisition
    • Directed by the U. S. Government
    • As a Key Step Before Creating or Finalizing a New Compliance Program
  • Review of Published Audit Guidelines
  • Remote Options
    • Internal vs. External Resources
    • Vetting Outside Law and Consulting Firms
    • How to Budget and Create a Time-table for an Audit
    • How to Develop an Audit Module
      • What are the Key Areas to be Audited?
      • What Methodology is Going to be Used?
      • Will it Involved Extensive Document Reviews?
      • How to Determine the Documents to Review.


This webinar will provide PowerPoint slides and include live video and commentary from Felice Laird who has 30 years’ experience in training on US export controls. Participants are invited to submit questions during the webinar. The final 30 minutes of the webinar will be allotted to answering participant questions.

Train with others in your organization all over the world and get a group discount!  Group participants do NOT need to be in the same physical location.  Contact Us for Group Registration Code and discount tiers.