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Stork Announces Webinars on US Export Control

Trade Compliance VP David Luoni to present 3 webinar series on ITAR, EAR, and other issues with defense and military product export compliance.

Stork Materials Technology will be offering a free one-hour online seminar on U.S. export controls, specifically International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR), on Wednesday, June 2 at 10:00 a.m. ITAR is a set of United States government regulations that control export and temporary import of defense-related articles and services on United States Munitions List. EAR regulations are issued by United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS) under laws relating to the control of certain exports, reexports, and activities.

"Export law in relation to U.S. security concerns is stringent and complex, and the punishment for non-compliance can be quite severe," said SMT USA Trade Compliance VP David Luoni. "But, being proactive about learning and enforcing correct procedures can help prevent costly delays and even more costly penalties. Like many of our customers, Stork supplies defense and military organizations. Partnering with our customers and friends in the industry as they navigate through the ITAR and EAR regulations is an important service we can offer. We hope these webinars take away a little confusion and start some important conversations between Stork and our clients."

Two more webinars will be scheduled in June and July to follow up on questions from participants and other critical information about export law as it relates specifically to suppliers of goods and services to defense and military industries.

  • "Executive Briefing on U.S. Export Controls:  Working Together To Ensure Compliance"
  • Presented by: David Luoni, Vice President, Trade Compliance, SMT USA Holding Inc. and Director of Quality Stork Materials Technology, US Operations  
  • Date: Wednesday, June 2, 2010, 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. EST, online
  • To register: Space is limited; interested participants are urged to register early. An internet connection is necessary; to register for webinar, attendees may click on the link below or cut and paste the the following URL into an internet browser:

This webinar provides information on US export controls and how these controls affect Stork's ability to serve our customers, and why we ask for certain information to comply with these controls. Discussed will be the key elements of U.S. Export Controls, including the definition of an export. The webinar shall discuss what these requirements mean to Stork and its customers, noting that effective compliance is a team effort. Included are the elements of an effective export compliance program, the traits of a good export compliance officer, and the penalties for failing to comply with export compliance regulations.

About the speaker
David Luoni is an analytical chemist by degree, and served as Chief Chemist for a specialty steel company for 12 years, was with PRI as Senior Staff Engineer administering the Nadcap Materials Testing program for 14 years, and is currently the Director of Quality for Stork Materials Technology's U.S. operations.  He also serves as the Vice President, Trade Compliance for SMT USA Holding Inc., which is the DDTC-registered entity for all Stork US facilities, and is responsible for all aspects of the Stork U.S. export compliance program.

About Stork and Stork Materials Technology
Stork Materials Technology is part of Stork Technical Services, which is a division of Stork B.V., The Netherlands.

Stork Materials Technology is a network of independent, accredited laboratories providing testing solutions to industry throughout the U.S. and Europe. Stork engineers, scientists, failure analysts, and product development and qualification experts support businesses with materials selection and engineering, materials testing, performance testing, failure analysis and consulting, nondestructive testing and inspection, calibration, construction materials testing and engineering, polymer and advanced materials testing, dimensional inspection, surface treatment, product qualification and development, and more. For more information, please visit the Stork Materials Technology website at www.storksmt.com.