Loading Events

« All Events

MCFL APEX & Monroe County Economic Development Present: DoD & Government Contracting Round Table Discussion Series: FTZ, ITAR and EAR

June 6 @ 10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Whether you are a Large Government Prime Contractor, Agency or Small Business – if you are looking to understand the importance surrounding these potentially intertwined regulations, join us. Experts will be discussing who should and can use these resources.


  • Date:  Thursday, June 6, 2024
  • Time: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m.
  • Location: Frederick Douglass Greater Rochester International Airport – International Arrivals Hall (U.S. Customs & Border Protection entrance)
  • 1200 Brooks Avenue, Rochester, NY 14614

Validated Parking – Airport Parking Garage, 3rd Floor



    • Foreign Trade Zones
      • Foreign-Trade Zones (FTZs) are designated locations on U.S. soil where businesses can handle, manufacture, and re-export goods without U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CPB) intervention. FTZs are located near CBP ports of entry and are governed by the Foreign-Trade Zones Board and the U.S. CBP.


  • Export Assistance Center
    • The U.S. Commercial Service of the U.S. Department of Commerce is a federal government agency dedicated to helping small-to-medium sized U.S. companies develop international markets.
    • Resources that will help you:
      • Identify and evaluate international partners
      • Navigate international documentation challenges
      • Create market entry strategies
      • Other export related guidance


  • Department of State’s ITAR Registration & Export Administration Regulations
    • ITAR violations can be harmful to the national security and foreign policy of the U.S., and may result in civil penalties, criminal penalties, and other costs (including loss of reputation and revocation/ rejection of export licenses). To ensure compliance with the ITAR, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls strongly encourages registered exporters, manufacturers, brokers, and others engaged in defense trade, to maintain compliance programs that assist in the monitoring and control of exports and other regulated activities.


    • The EAR control the export of so-called dual use goods and goods that are not controlled by other regulations. Dual use refers to the idea that the product has a commercial function, but it also may be used in applications or destinations the U.S. would prefer it not be used. Most commercial shipments are subject to the EAR.


Agenda / Featured Speakers:

  • Welcome
  • MCFL APEX Accelerator Program
  • Monroe County Economic Development
  • Ronald H. Menz, Port Director, U.S. Customs & Border Protection
  • Kate Dailey, Director, Export Assistance Center, U.S. Dept. of Commerce Export Assistance Center
  • Jon P. Yormick, Yormick Law
  • Round Table Discussion / Q & A
  • Adjourn


Presented in collaboration with:




June 6
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Anna Vulaj Fitzsimmons, MCFL APEX Program Director