Grand Finale WTW 5/6/22 Breakfast with the Assistant Secretary of BIS OEE @ The Westin Huntsville
May 6 @ 8:00 am – 9:30 am

NAITA World Trade Week will culminate with a Grand Finale Breakfast on Friday, May 6, 8:00 am at The Westin Huntsville.

Our keynote speaker is Matthew Axelrod, Assistant Secretary for Export Enforcement, U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry & Security, Washington, DC.  Mr. Axelrod’s message will be very timely, addressing the current world situation and the questions and concerns that many companies have regarding export regulations, sanctions, and how to maintain compliance to support global economic growth.

Registration for Individuals and Reserved Corporate Tables are available for this event. Please contact if you are interested in sponsoring the event or if you need further information. Register today as seating is limited.

Click here for the full NAITA World Trade Week Schedule of Events.
Contact if you need further information.


NAITA World Trade Week participants will be entered in a drawing for an airline voucher from Breeze Airways when they get their WTW Passport electronically stamped at the events attended. Each attendee will receive one entry per event attended with stamped passport.

Travel voucher provided courtesy of Port of Huntsville & Breeze Airways.

Voucher will be presented at the Grand Finale WTW Breakfast on 5/6.

NAITA Booth at SMD Symposium 2022 @ Von Braun Center
Aug 9 – Aug 11 all-day

Visit the NAITA Booth at the SMD Symposium on August 9-11!

Volunteers to Man the Booth (VBC South Hall #25) are Requested.

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NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable: Tightening Supply Chains | Export Controls & Beyond @ Dynetics Solutions Complex
Sep 13 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable
Tightening Supply Chains: Export Controls & Beyond
September 13 • In Person • at Dynetics


Join us for an in-person NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable sponsored by Baker Donelson. The program provide an update on export controls by Lee Smith, International Trade and National Security attorney at Baker Donelson in Washington, DC. Lee was formerly with the U.S. Department of Commerce at both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the International Trade Administration.

NAITA Board Member Kristen Sims, Corporate Counsel & Divisional Compliance Officer for Hexagon, will join Lee to discuss these issues from a corporate perspective.

The update will provide an overview on how your business may be impacted by:

  • Evolving Sanctions on Russia
  • Recent related legislation
  • Recent changes related to the Buy American Act impacting Government Contractors

Registration is FREE for NAITA Members and $25 for Potential Members.
Join NAITA today when you register and get free registration!

Aerospace Delegation from South Korea Visits Huntsville @ Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Oct 13 @ 8:00 am – Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm

The North Alabama International Trade Association (NAITA) – in partnership with the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and the Tennessee Valley Authority – is pleased to announce the visit of the South Korean Aerospace and Defense Delegation to Huntsville, October 13-14, 2022. The Delegation comes from Changwon – one of South Korea’s most vibrant cities. Changwon is called the “city of the defense industry,” as there are 17 national defense companies located there, including Hanwha Defense & Aerospace, Hyundai Rotem, and over 280 defense SMEs, as well as the Korea Naval Academy, Army Consolidated Maintenance Depot (C.M.D.) and the Naval Logistics Command. The Delegation led by the Changwon Industrial Promotion Agency is seeking business partners in the U.S. and sees great opportunities for collaboration with companies in our region. Delegation members would like to meet with local aerospace/defense companies to explore mutually beneficial business opportunities through trade partnerships, technology transfer and licensing, joint ventures, and investment, including the possibility of establishing a manufacturing facility in the area.

NAITA invites you to learn more about the South Korean Aerospace Delegation October 2022 and the individual companies with links to their websites and products listed below:

  • DAEGUNTECH – (cable assembly, harness and test equipment for aircraft and rotorcraft)
  • I-Spec Co., Ltd. – (EMP filter, HEMP filter, power supply/motor/robot/controller-mil specs) ISPEC Co., Ltd. is a company specializing in electromagnetic wave comprehensive solutions that develops electromagnetic wave reduction countermeasure technology and countermeasure parts to solve electromagnetic wave (EMI/EMC) problems, and provides customized electromagnetic wave technology consulting)
  • KIPCO AEROSPACE & DEFENSE CO., LTD – (defense parts and aircraft engine/aircraft parts; surveillance reconnaissance, communication equipment)
  • NDT ENGINEERING & AEROSPACE – (aircraft parts-supplier for Boeing and Airbus; UAVs for surveillance and reconnaissance missions on land and at sea)
  • REO Co., Ltd. – (aerospace, aircraft and industrial metal products for air, ground, and sea)
  • ShinKumHa Co., Ltd. – (Components for defense industry & Linear motor components, air/guided weapon parts, electronic components and automotive parts)
  • Shinseung Precision Co., Ltd. – (defense parts for next multiple launch project, aircraft parts for rotorcraft, satellite parts & automotive parts)
  • Sillainnotek Co., Ltd. – (military vehicle parts, car parts, battery case for EV, HEV and house appliance parts)
  • TONGIL INDUSTRIES Co., Ltd. – (defense and commercial vehicle parts – (Hyundai, SNT Dynamics, Posco Daewoo, Ssangyong Motor, Oshkosh)

If your company is interested in meeting with the Delegation and making a brief presentation on your company’s capabilities, please complete the form linked here and submit a one-page capability statement that can be shared with the Delegation.

Presentations will take place on Thursday, October 13, between 1:30 pm and 4:30 pm at the Huntsville Chamber.  Each company will be given an assigned time for its presentation. All presenting companies will be invited to a reception at 4:30 pm to network with the delegation members.

We look forward to receiving your completed interest form by Friday, September 30!

NAITA Global Strategies Forum | Key Export Control Issues & Updates @ The Westin Huntsville
Nov 2 @ 8:00 am – Nov 3 @ 5:00 pm

NAITA Global Strategies Forum
Key Export Control Issues & Updates
November 2-3, 2022 • Huntsville

The NAITA Global Strategies Forum, presented by Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP, is an expansion of NAITA’s previous Export Control Update Programs to include key Export Control Issues and Updates, Emerging and Foundational Technologies, National Security and Innovation, National Security and Commercial Space, OFAC, CFIUS, Cyber Security for Government Contractors, and Global Supply Chain Issues. This event features speakers Kevin Wolf, Partner with Akin Gump in Washington, DC, and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Administration, Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS), U.S. Department of Commerce; and Candace Goforth, Managing Director, Goforth Trade Advisors, and former Director, Office of Defense Trade Controls, U.S. Department of State. Both are subject matter experts on the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the EAR (Export Administration Regulations). Assistant Secretary Kevin Wolf led recent presidential Export Control Reform efforts, which moved many items and components from the ITAR to the EAR; while Candace Goforth led the State Department office that is the authority for interpretation and implementation of the ITAR, which governs the manufacture, export, and temporary import of defense articles, the furnishing of defense services, and brokering activities of military-related articles and technologies to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

Click here to view the NAITA Global Strategies Forum Agenda.

This forum will provide updates and opportunities for discussion among key government regulators; policy leaders; and trade, legal, and academic practitioners.

Approved by the Mandatory Continuing Legal Education Commission of Alabama for 12 CLEs.


Kevin Wolf
Akin Gump
and former Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export
Bureau of Industry & Security (BIS)
U.S. Department of Commerce


Catherine Hamilton
Licensing Director, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
U.S. Department of State




Michael Hoffman
Director, Western Regional Office
Bureau of Industry & Security
International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce





Candace Goforth
Managing Director
Goforth Trade Advisors
and former Policy Director, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
U.S. Department of State



Michael Martin
Assistant Director
Export Control Directorate

Defense Technology
Security Administration (DTSA)
U.S. Department of Defense



David Moreau
Senior Engineer
Export Control Directorate
Missiles and Space Systems
Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA)
U.S. Department of Defense



Adam Vaccaro
CFIUS Coordinator
Office of Investment Security | Industry & Analysis
International Trade Administration | U.S. Department of Commerce


Alan Enslen
Partner, Womble Bond Dickinson (US) LLP
NAITA Vice President | Global Initiatives
Conference Chair  | NAITA Global Strategies Forum




NAITA greatly appreciates the support of the following sponsors & partners:

Presenting Sponsor:  Womble Bond Dickinson
Hospitality Sponsor:  Aviagen Inc.
Reception Sponsor:  PPG Aerospace
Consul Sponsor:  Alabama International Trade Center
Travel Voucher Sponsors:  Port of Huntsville & Breeze Airways

Cooperating Sponsors: Alabama Department of Commerce, Alabama District Export Council, Export Alabama Alliance, Alabama Small Business Development Center (SBDC) Network, Alabama Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) at the University of Alabama in Huntsville, The Catalyst, and the U.S. Department of Commerce.

Click here to view available Sponsorship Opportunities for the Global Strategies Forum. A limited number of Exhibits is also available.

Cancellations made less than 10 days prior to the event are non-refundable. If you are unable to attend the event after registering, a substitute may be sent.

Registration Fee:

Save $100 with Early Registration (Extended): $550 for NAITA Members | $650 for Non-Members

NAITA Global Strategies Forum
CFIUS Foreign Investment Luncheon Only
November 3, 2022 • 12:30 pm • The Westin Huntsville

11/3/22 CFIUS Foreign Investment Luncheon Only:
$50 for NAITA Members & with ED Discount
$75 for 11/3/22 CFIUS Foreign Investment Luncheon Only for Non-Members

Trade Compliance Roundtable: Auditing Export Documentation & NAITA Holiday Party @ Huntsville/Madison County Chamber
Dec 15 @ 3:30 pm – 7:00 pm

Jared Hunt, Director, Trade Compliance for the Engineered Systems segment of Teledyne Technologies Incorporated, will lead this discussion on Auditing Your Export Documentation.

AUDIT. The word may strike fear in your heart, but it doesn’t have to! Please join NAITA and Presenting Sponsor Baker Donelson, along with Trade Compliance Director Jared Hunt to learn how you should audit your company’s export documentation to ensure all the required elements are present, all necessary filings have happened, and all recordkeeping takes place, both before and after the shipment goes out the door. 

Somewhere, at some point, your paperwork is going to get audited. Make sure it starts with you! 

Jared joined Teledyne in 2016. Including his experience at Teledyne, Jared has over 15 years in the trade compliance field, also filling roles within various other aerospace and defense contractors such as ITT Corporation, KBRwyle, and Raytheon Technologies. As a member of the compliance organization in those companies, Jared assisted the successful exiting of several Consent Agreements, including implementation of compliance process improvements and automation.

His regular responsibilities include compliance under the ITAR, EAR, DOE, NRC, OFAC and FTR.

The NAITA Trade Compliance Roundtable will conclude with Holiday Networking in the Atrium at the Huntsville/Madison County Chamber and the opportunity to win a $500 Breeze Airways Travel Voucher compliments of the Port of Huntsville. (Must be registered and present to win.)

Thanks to our sponsors Aviagen and the Port of Huntsville, this event is free for NAITA Members, with a registration fee of $35 for non-members. If you’re not a current member, Join NAITA now to be a member through 2023: NAITA’s 40th Anniversary Year!

Please contact NAITA at if you need further information.

Sanctions Training & Discount through 1/31/23 | On-Demand Training from NAITA & Content Enablers @ On Demand Online Training
Jan 31 all-day

Use the coupon code NAITASAVES for a 20% discount through January 31, 2023!

Use the coupon code NAITASAVES for a 20% discount through January 31, 2023! Links for Individual Courses are:

Introduction to U.S. Sanctions & Embargoes

U.S. Sanctions & Embargoes for Practitioners Certification Course

NAITA is proud to partner with Content Enablers — the global leader in online export, import, and sanctions compliance training — to offer online training courses specifically designed to meet the needs of the high-tech and innovative manufacturers and service providers in North Alabama and the surrounding areas.

Click here to see the full trade compliance course offerings from NAITA and Content Enablers.

Trade Compliance Roundtable: Technical Assistance Agreements @ Cummings Aerospace
Feb 6 @ 10:00 am – 11:30 am

The U.S. Government views the sale, export, and re-transfer of defense articles and defense services as an integral part of safeguarding U.S. national security and furthering U.S. foreign policy objectives. Authorizations to transfer defense articles and provide defense services can help meet the legitimate needs of friendly countries, however, the U.S. strictly regulates exports and re-exports of defense items and technologies to protect its national interests and peace and security of the broader international community. As described in §124.1, an agreement approved by Defense Trade Controls Licensing is required for a U.S. person to provide a defense service to a foreign person, an authorization to manufacture defense articles abroad, or to establish a distribution point abroad for defense articles of U.S. origin for subsequent distribution to foreign persons. 

Please join us for an interactive discussion of Export Authorizations for Defense Trade & Services, including Licensing and Technical Assistance Agreements (TAAs). Questions related to this topic are encouraged in advance and can be sent to for inclusion in the presentation if received by February 2. 

The Export Authorizations discussion will be led by Marc Binder, co-founder and principal partner with International Trade Compliance (ITC) Strategies, an export/import trade compliance business, which offers a wide range of services from one-time compliance assessments to the development of complete corporate compliance programs. 


Marc Binder
Co-Founder & Principal Partner
International Trade Compliance (ITC) Strategies

Prior to joining ITC Strategies, Marc was the Director of Customs Compliance for Goodrich Corporation, where he was responsible for managing the Corporate Customs Compliance program. Prior to Goodrich, Marc was Director of Customs and Export Compliance for TRW Automotive, and prior to that he was Manager of Import and Export Licensing and Compliance for Lockheed Martin – Government Electronics Systems in Moorestown, NJ. 

Marc recently completed his second term as President of the Society for International Affairs (SIA) and has transitioned from his active role on the SIA Board of Directors to now serve as an Advisor to the Board. During his time on the SIA Board, he also held the office of Secretary/Treasurer from 2016-2018 and was Director of Planning and Education from 2006 – 2016.   

Marc is a former two-term member of the Department of Commerce Regulations and Procedures Technical Advisory Committee (RPTAC) and a former three-term member of the Department of State, Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG). Marc is a licensed Customs Broker and was certified in the fields of Defense logistics and Hazardous Materials Transportation. Marc has been active in the International Logistics, Export and Import fields for the past 30 plus years.   

Marc holds a bachelor’s degree from Villanova University and has graduated from the Wharton Management Program, University of Pennsylvania. He also received a certificate in Transportation and Distribution Management from Pennsylvania State University as well as training in Defense Packaging of Hazardous Materials for Transportation at the School of Military Packaging Technology at Aberdeen Proving Grounds.  

Marc speaks regularly at conferences and seminars in the U.S. and Internationally on Import, Export and Customs Issues. Marc is a native of Philadelphia, PA and now resides in the Annapolis, MD area. 

Thanks to Baker Donelson, our Trade Compliance Roundtable Series Presenting Sponsor, this event is free for NAITA Members, with a registration fee of $35 for non-members. If you’re not a current member, Join NAITA now to benefit from membership through 2023: NAITA’s 40th Anniversary Year!

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Export Compliance Training Institute (ECTI) ITAR Seminar and EAR & OFAC Seminar @ Embassy Suites by Hilton Huntsville Hotel & Spa
Feb 13 – Feb 16 all-day

Be sure to use the NAITA promo code NAITA10 for a 10% discount!


NAITA Export Finance Webinar | Financing Working Capital with SBA @ Live Online Webinar | Link Will Be Sent Following Registration
Feb 22 @ 10:00 am – 11:00 am

Please join NAITA, the Export Alabama Alliance, and Innovate Huntsville for a webinar discussion on Financing Working Capital with SBA with speakers from Regions Bank and the U.S. Small Business Administration.

Congrats! You signed that lucrative contract with an international customer. Now how are you going to pull it off? Join us to learn how you can finance international sales by leveraging the SBA Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) to finance the international transaction before and after the shipment goes out the door. Protecting yourself from payment risk and growing globally are not mutually exclusive!

We will also discuss eligibility for firms that export indirectly.

If your buyer/client is a domestic business that exports your product or service, EWCP financing is available to your firm as an indirect exporter. To lean more, register for the SBA Export Working Capital Program (EWCP) presentation with Regions Bank hosted by NAITA.

Speakers for this program:


David Leonard, Export Finance Manager for the Office of International Trade at the U.S Small Business Administration. David covers Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, and Tennessee. In this role David assists in successfully facilitating the financing for both new and established businesses in the export business. His regular responsibilities include working with Banks and Business Development Corporations to structure the financing and advise on international working capital needs of small businesses.


Syed Murtaza, Global Trade Finance, Regions Bank. Syed meets the working capital needs of Corporate & Commercial banking clients via Global Trade and Supply Chain Finance solutions. He is a senior banking executive with 20 years of experience across various debt and trade finance products. Strong track record of deal origination, structuring, credit evaluation and execution in structured trade and export finance. Syed has broad experience across sectors with a particular emphasis in renewable power, middle market corporate finance for public and private clients.


Register today for this free webinar to find out how your company can gain access to working capital with SBA.

A link to join the virtual event will be sent closer to the event.