The U.S. export control regime has experienced an evolution in recent years. The 2018 passage of the Export Control Reform Act provided new statutory authority for BIS, which it has readily wielded with an expansion of the Entity List and new controls on emerging and foundational technologies. What have been the most significant updates and what is coming down the line? What should a company's internal compliance team look like?

AmCham Shanghai is pleased to present a training by the Export Compliance Working Group (ECWG) and Larkin Trade International. The training will include a presentation and a simulation exercise. It will cover:

  • Introduction to the US export controls regime.
  • Recent updates to the regime and what's coming next.
  • Costs of non-compliance.
  • "Compliance as a Business Advantage" simulation, which will outline how to forge and fund a compliance team. It will also cover how to get leadership buy-in at the CEO level and departmental support, such as from the sales and logistics teams.

There will be a coffee and pastry break halfway through the workshop. This session is especially targeted at country managers, but is also appropriate for MNC export and trade compliance departments, in-house counsels, and government affairs professionals.


8:30 AM - 8:40 AM
Check-in and Networking
8:40 AM - 10:10 AM
Presentation: Overview of US Export Controls
10:10 AM - 10:40 AM
Coffee Break
10:40 AM - 12 PM
Export Control Simulation Exercise


  • John Larkin (President at Larkin Trade International)

    John Larkin

    President at Larkin Trade International

    John Larkin founded Larkin Trade International in June 2005 and has since grown the company into one of the leading providers of trade compliance consulting in China and the Asia Pacific region. Prior to founding LTI, John served as the Director for Export Compliance for Veeco Compound Semiconductor, a company that provides compound semiconductor manufacturing equipment for use in the production of light emitting diodes, radio frequency emitters, and solar cells. In this position, John utilized his knowledge of Asian markets and export controls to assist Veeco in addressing its trade issues relating to Asia and other areas of the world, including developing a market strategy in line with export compliance policies, providing guidance on logistics and regulatory issues, and serving as a primary liaison with U.S. and foreign government officials.

    From 2002-2004, John served at the U.S. Embassy in Beijing as the Export Control Attaché and as a Commercial Officer. As the Export Control Attaché John was the Bureau of Industry and Security representative in China serving as the U.S. Government expert on dual-use export controls. In that role, John traveled extensively throughout China conducting site visits at Chinese companies and meeting with provincial Chinese Government officials. John was a primary U.S. Government representative in negotiating a bilateral export control agreement that was concluded in 2004. The Secretary of Commerce awarded John a Gold Medal for his role in these negotiations. As a Commercial Officer, John provided counseling and assistance to U.S. companies on a broad range of trade issues and served clients in various industry sectors, including aerospace, machine tools, nuclear, and IT/Telecom. John authored reports for the Country Commercial Guide for the machine tool and security equipment sectors, among others, as well as program reports on export controls and standards.

    From 1995-2001, John was a Special Agent, first with the U.S. Customs Service in Los Angeles, then with the Dallas Field Office of the Bureau of Industry and Security. As a Special Agent, John conducted administrative and criminal investigations related to U.S. Government trade laws and regulations, including valuation, intellectual properties rights, antidumping, and export controls. From this experience, John became well versed in U.S. and foreign trade laws and regulations. In 2001, the Secretary of Commerce awarded John a Silver Medal for the successful completion of a complex and international investigation.

    John is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania (B.A. 1989, M.S. 1989) and a veteran of the United States Marine Corps. He speaks, reads, and writes Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Paige Rivas (Director, U.S. Government Relations of Larkin Trade International)

    Paige Rivas

    Director, U.S. Government Relations of Larkin Trade International

    Paige Rivas is the director of U.S. Government Relations. Her portfolio includes U.S. Government relations, trade advocacy, and China market access issues. She advises clients operating in China on U.S. and Chinese export controls and Chinese standards development and regulations. She also serves as an advisor to AmCham China’s export compliance working group and is the co-chair of AmCham China’s standards committee.

    Paige previously worked as a consultant and lobbyist at King & Spalding’s international trade practice in Washington DC. In this position, Paige, among other things, worked with American companies in the development and advocacy of their respective positions on legislative and regulatory trade issues before congress and the administration. Before joining King & Spalding, paige served as an international trade advisor to the House of Representatives Ways and Means subcommittee on trade and advised committee members on policies related to trade and manufacturing. Prior to the House of Representatives, Paige was the senior policy advisor for the Assistant Secretary for Import Administration in the Department of Commerce. In that role, she advised the Assistant Secretary on international trade policy, trade legislation, and antidumping and countervailing duty-related matters. She also participated in bilateral and multilateral negotiations of trade policy at the World Trade Organization and in the U.S.-Korea Free Trade Agreement negotiations, including attending negotiating sessions in Seoul, Korea on behalf of the U.S. Department of Commerce.

    Paige has an M.A. in International Relations from American University and a B.A.in Political Science from Southern Illinois University.

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  • Jing Li (Director, Chinese Customs of Larkin Trade International)

    Jing Li

    Director, Chinese Customs of Larkin Trade International

    Li Jing joined LTI’s Beijing Office in July of 2007 and is the Director responsible for the Chinese Customs and Standard portfolio. In Customs capacity, Li Jing assists clients with all matters related to China Customs. This includes but is not limited to assistance in classification under the Chinese HS Code, Chinese Customs clearance requirements, import licensing requirements, and classification of Import/Export Enterprises for China Customs. In standard capacity, Li Jing has a complete understanding of standards development, implementation, and enforcement in China and has an excellent relationship with various Chinese government agencies and industry associations involved in Chinese standards. Li Jing has also assisted clients in meeting Chinese standards requirements and obtaining Chinese certifications and standards related import licenses such as the China Compulsory Certificate (CCC) from the China Certification Center. Li Jing has also provided assistance in LTI’s other specialty areas such as due diligence research and export controls.

    Before joining LTI, Li Jing worked for Lianhe Credit Information Service Co., Ltd. as a market researcher and secretary of the Committee for Credit Rating. Her work for Lianhe included collecting Chinese industrial policy information, developing and managing databases, and editing reports. She gained experience in assessing business and management operations, company credit histories and relevant Chinese regulations.

    Li Jing earned her B.A. in Literature from the Hefei University of Technology in China, where she also studied English and International Trade. She speaks, reads and writes in both English and Mandarin Chinese.

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  • Jie (Helen) Huang (Director of Export at Larkin Trade International)

    Jie (Helen) Huang

    Director of Export at Larkin Trade International

    Huang Jie just rejoined LTI Beijing and serves as the Director of Export. She has broad knowledge and experience in U.S. Export compliance and international business, which she gained from working for many years with LTI and in well-known multinational companies. Huang Jie’s export compliance expertise includes internal compliance programs (ICPS), end-user due diligence, export license applications, and high-tech market research and analysis.

    Prior to LTI, Huang Jie worked as Export Compliance and Logistics Manager at Veeco Instruments Co., Ltd. in Beijing. Veeco is a U.S.-based company that manufactures both precise metrology instruments and compound semiconductor manufacturing equipment for use in production of LEDs, radio frequency emitters, and solar cells. Working in Veeco’s Beijing office, Huang Jie was responsible for providing training on us export regulations to Veeco and APAC subsidiaries, implementing their internal compliance program, performing end-user due diligence, applying for export licenses, and communicating directly with the Chinese government. Huang Jie was also responsible for ensuring fulfillment of customer contract terms from order to delivery, monitoring equipment, supervising inventory, managing logistics, and assisting with customs clearance.

    Prior to her work with Veeco, Huang Jie served as Executive Assistant in the sourcing center of Clariant International Ltd., a dyestuff manufacturer headquartered in Switzerland. In this position, Huang Jie supplied updated market information to headquarters and company affiliates to build up a global sourcing network. She recommended “selected suppliers” by conducting thorough market research and frequent onsite visits to local suppliers, negotiated best purchase prices, ensured fulfillment of customer contract terms, and provided rolling sales forecasts to company production sites in China.

    Huang Jie earned a B.A. from Shandong Normal University in English Literature and Language. She has also studied international trade and economics at Peking University. She speaks, reads, and writes English and Mandarin, Chinese.

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A prepayment is required when choosing 'Members only price' or 'Standard Price'.

AmCham Member/ECWG Member Ticket
Member Price RMB 500
Member Company Employee Price
Standard Price RMB 600
Non-Member Ticket
Standard Price RMB 1,000


AmCham Shanghai Conference Center (Xintiandi)

27F, Infinitus Tower

No.168 Hubin Road, Huangpu District

Shanghai, China

If you have any questions please contact Daniel Rechtschaffen

Contact Organizer

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