Contrasting the Definitions of “Specially Designed” under the EAR, ITAR and Canada’s Export Control List: How to Apply Recent Changes to the Classification of Military and Commercial Items

January 28, 2014 2:00pm

Cliff Sosnow
Fasken Martineau DuMoulin LLP.

• How the new U.S. definition differs from the old one, and how
it differs from the Canadian one
• How to interpret the definition, and common misunderstandings
to avoid
• Applying the release provisions under 120.40(b)
• Which items are exempt from being classified as “specially
• Do’s and don’ts for self-classifying items as “specially designed”
• Understanding how paragraph (a) works with the limiting scope
of paragraph (b)