U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty Symposium - 2 October
19 Sep 2012
Venue: Reed Smith, The Broadgate Tower, 20 Primrose Street, London EC2A 2RS
The UK and US Governments and the Export Group for Aerospace & Defence (EGAD) are holding a symposium, hosted by Reed Smith, in central London on Tuesday 2 October 2012, to explore how to exploit the benefits of the UK-US Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty (DTCT) and update UK defence and security companies on how and why they should join the “Approved Community”.
The DTCT came into force on 13 April 2012 and is intended to simplify bilateral defence trade between the two nations, as well as enhancing interoperability on the front line. Both governments are extremely keen to continue comprehensive outreach to industry to establish opportunities for using DTCT, and to provide a forum for constructive feedback. This symposium is intended to be the first of a number of events in the UK, while efforts are also being undertaken to promote awareness of the Treaty in the USA.
- For industry in attendance to gain a better understanding of the potential benefits and opportunities provided by the U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-Operation Treaty (DTCT).
- To explain to industry why and how they should make use of DTCT, with advice tailored for:
- Prime contractors;
- To increase awareness and understanding of the Approved Community process, (including transferring defence materiel in and out of the UK Approved Community) and the Exempted Technology List.
- To increase awareness and understanding of the five key lists, which underpin the Treaty.
- To give examples of where the DTCT is already working well.
- To provide a forum for constructive feedback/suggestions on how the treaty might be modified to better suit industry and gather evidence of where the Treaty is not delivering the potential benefits originally anticipated.
Registration 1000 U.S.-UK DTCT ‘Question Time’
Welcome and an Introduction to the U.S.-UK Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty (DTCT)
Simon Cholerton, Defence Equipment & Support Chief of Staff
The U.S. perspective on the Defence Trade Co-operation Treaty
Beth McCormick, Deputy Assistant Secretary for Defense Trade and Regional Security, U.S. Department of State
The Opportunities and Challenges of U.S.-UK DTCT
Rees Ward CB, CEO ADS
Understanding the UK Approved Community joining process
Richard Medland & Helen Coffin, Defence Equipment & Support
The Five Key Lists (including Intermediate Consignees)
Valerie Evans, Head of International Relations Group,
Defence Equipment & Support
Buffet Lunch & Networking
Understanding the Exempted Technologies List (ETL)
Wes Cox, U.S. Department of Defense
The British Embassy and U.S.-UK DTCT
Julia Filer, First Secretary Defence Acquisition, British Embassy Washington, D.C.
Getting the law on your side: U.S.-UK DTCT and ITAR compliance
Peter Teare and Leigh Hansson, Reed Smith
Moderator: Rees Ward CB, CEO ADS Participants:
U.S.-UK DTCT ‘Question Time’
There will be opportunities for networking with the speakers throughout the day, or to leave a question with a subject matter expert for follow-up.
To register your interest please contact Laura Akers
Email: Laura.Akers@adsgroup.org.uk | Tel: +44 (0) 20 7091 7812 | Fax: +44 (0) 20 7091 4545