Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- On June 3, 2016, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) published in the Federal Register changes to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and Export Administration Regulations (EAR) to better harmonize certain defined terms that are used in both regulations.
The effort to harmonize terms is part of the Obama Administration’s Export Control Reform initiative, with the goal to provide better clarity and consistence between the EAR and ITAR. The Federal Register Notice making changes to the ITAR can be found here, and the changes to the EAR can be found here.
This Alert provides an initial summary of the critical changes, and is not intended to be a substitute for reviewing both Federal Register Notices. Companies should carefully review, in conjunction with this alert, the Interim Final and Final Rules.
REVISIONS TO THE ITAR
DDTC published its changes as an Interim Final Rule, making the revisions to the ITAR effective September 1, 2016, but allowing industry to submit additional comments on the rule until July 5, 2016. DDTC anticipates …Read the Rest