SEMI Organizing Major Export Control Seminar in Shanghai

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SEMI Organizing Major Export Control Seminar in Shanghai

At SEMICON China 2008, SEMI will host the Fourth Annual China Export Controls and Customs Seminar. Titled “The Four Pillars of Global Compliance for Chinese Importers and Exporters,” the March 20 event will be held from 9:00am–5:00pm at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. The event is sponsored by both SEMI and the AeA.

This program is specifically designed for Chinese importers and exporters and focuses on recent and pending policies and regulations from the Chinese perspective. Government presenters include China Customs, China’s Ministry of Commerce, and the SIQ Inspection Bureau. The U.S. Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the U.S. Embassy (Beijing) will also present. In addition, industry representatives from Applied Materials, Cymer, Ernst & Young, Larkin Trade International, Pricewaterhouse Coopers, SMIC, and Tektronics will present.

Pillar 1: China Policy & Regulatory Environment
Updates from MOFCOM

  • Key changes to the export licensing regime (China Nuclear EAR)
  • Changes to the Technology Import Catalog
  • MOFCOM Supervisory Opinion on Enterprises Establishing Internal Compliance Programs for Exports of Dual Use Products and Technologies
  • Developments in export regulatory and end-user visits for China trade

Pillar 2: U.S. Policy & Regulatory Environment
Updated U.S. Dual-Use Export Control Policy

  • New Authorization Validated End-User (VEU)
  • Revision of import certificate and PRC end-user statement requirements
  • Developing export regulatory changes

Successfully Navigating the End Use/End User Verification Process

  • The process of end use/end user verifications
  • Trends, results and statistics on end use/end user verifications

Pillar 3: Risk Management & Internal Controls
U.S. and China Encryption Update

  • Clarification of Chinese legal requirements
  • SEMB approval process for commercial products
  • Impact on U.S. companies doing business in China
  • How encryption applies to firmware/software

Panel Discussion on Internal Controls

  • U.S. Perspective: Liabilities for unprepared/non-compliant importers and exporters
  • Chinese perspective: Common internal controls/processes for export control and customs operations
  • VEU implementation
  • Preparing for Customs Audits or Inquiries: Liabilities faced by unprepared/non-compliant importers and exporters; Duty and VAT considerations

Pillar 4: Compliance & Border Issues
China Customs Update

  • Best practices to resolve classification/valuation issues
  • Automation update within China Customs
  • Update on EU/China Customs Cooperation Framework of Secure and Smart Trade Lanes pilot program

Review of Audit and Inspection Process in China Ports

  • Quarantine process for product health and safety
  • Approval process for used capital manufacturing equipment

If you are involved in importing or exporting in China, don’t miss this event. Space is limited. To register, please visit

February 13, 2008