Navigating CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act): Russian Arms Sales and Sanctions Compliance

CRDF Global invites you to join the RAND Corporation for a conference on Thursday, November 21, 2019 entitled Navigating CAATSA (Countering America’s Adversaries Through Sanctions Act) Section 231 –Russian Arms Sales and Sanctions Compliance. The Russian defense industry is subject to a variety of international and U.S. sanctions regimes. This conference will examine Russian arms sales as an instrument of its foreign policy and provide background information to promote sanctions compliance, mitigate risks associated with all aspects of Russian defense-related transactions and outline alternative means to achieve security.
Why Attend?This conference is designed to raise awareness about relevant sanctions regimes affecting allaspects of the acquisition of Russian weapons systems. It will bring in noted private sectorsanctions and compliance experts as well as experts on Russia, weapons system acquisition andnonproliferation. These experts will provide unique insights on how to comply with the varioussanction regimes and identify potentially risky transactions. Key topics covered in thisconference will include the following:

How to comply with international and U.S. sanctions on Russia arms sales
Understanding the impact of secondary sanctions and ways they can be avoided
How to assess Russian defense equipment and their sales campaigns
A buyer’s security and financial risks
Identifying common sanctions evasions techniques
Defense equipment acquisition best practices

Who Should Attend?Navigating the various international and U.S. sanction regimes associated with Russia iscomplicated and failure to appreciate the complexity can pose significant political, financial andsecurity problems. This conference will provide valuable information for a diverse set ofstakeholders including diplomats, military attachés, commercial attachés, trade complianceofficers, legal counsels focusing on trade and defense equipment practices, representatives ofdefense equipment manufacturers, shipping companies, financial institutions and insurancecompanies.
Eligibility CriteriaThis conference hosted by the RAND Corporation is funded by U.S. government foreignassistance funding for capacity building. Due to requirements of U.S. government foreign assistance funding, the participation in this conference is limited to citizens of the countrieslisted below:
East Asia and Pacific: Indonesia, Kiribati, Malaysia, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Mongolia,Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Thailand, Tonga, Tuvalu, Vanuatu,Vietnam
South and Central Asia: Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Nepal, Pakistan,Tajikistan, and Turkmenistan
Europe: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria,Georgia, Kosovo, Moldova, Montenegro, North Macedonia, Romania,Turkey, Ukraine
Middle East and North Africa: Algeria, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Saudi Arabia, andTunisia
North, South, and Central America: Argentina, Brazil, Costa Rica, Dominica, Dominican Republic, Grenada,Guyana, Jamaica, Paraguay, Peru, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and theGrenadines, and Suriname
Invitations to this event are limited, so please register as soon as possible to indicate yourinterest in attending. The registration deadline is November 7, 2019. RAND will confirmenrollment and provide a full conference agenda once your attendance is confirmed.
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