Washington, DC -(AmmoLand.com)- Pursuant to President Obama’s announcement that the decades-long ban on the sale or transfer of arms and related materiel to Vietnam was being lifted, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published the following Industry Notice, dated May 23, 2016:
Pursuant to a decision made by the Secretary of State and effective immediately, the Department of State’s policy prohibiting the sale or transfer of lethal weapons to Vietnam, including restrictions on exports to and imports from Vietnam for arms and related materiel, has been terminated. Consequently, in accordance with the Arms Export Control Act, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will review on case-by-case basis applications for licenses to export or temporarily import defense articles and defense services to or from Vietnam under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). DDTC will soon publish a rule in the Federal Register to implement a conforming change to ITAR §126.1.
While this change in policy shifts DDTC’s review process from a presumption of denial to a case-by-case review for applications for the export to or temporary import of defense articles and defense services from Vietnam, it does …Read the Rest