CITS conducts licensing seminar in Panama City, Panama

CITS researchers Christopher Tucker and Brian Starks were in Panama City, Panama on February 21-22 to provide the government of Panama with a two-day seminar on the licensing of strategic dual-use goods. The seminar, hosted by the Ministry of Commerce and Industry (MICI), focused on assisting the interagency in Panama with designing and putting into place policies and procedures for receiving, reviewing, and issuing licenses for transfers of strategic dual-use goods. The first day consisted of a series of presentations on the complexity of dual-use licensing and how other governments have tackled the issue. The second day was a series of interactive simulations where the attendees practiced screening a wide variety of license applications. The seminar was generously supported by the Export Control and Related Border Security (EXBS) program at the U.S. Department of State.