What Is ITAR Registration?
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of regulations that oversee the export and re-export of specific commodities, defense services, and technical data. ITAR registration is how the U.S. Government tracks the shipment and activities of companies involved with defense-related products, services, and data.
A company is subject to ITAR if they ship or transmit items or technical data that has been designed, developed, adapted, or modified for military use under the United States Munitions List (USML) — even if those transfers occur between a U.S. Person and a Foreign Person within the United States. This means that companies looking to ship or transmit items that fall under the USML need to go through the proper ITAR registration steps.
Most people only think about exporting physical goods like firearm parts, tanks, and missiles when they think of ITAR, but regulations also restrict sharing information and technologies between U.S. Persons and Foreign Persons.
With that in mind, remaining compliant can be a confusing and challenging undertaking, but compliance is necessary for a variety of legal reasons, including national security, U.S. foreign policy and other priorities.
Be Sure That You Are ITAR Compliant
Don’t get caught in the trap that many businesses find themselves in! ITAR registration is a crucial step to achieve compliance, but registration is not enough in and of itself. ITAR compliance means much more than submitting the proper forms online and paying the annual fee to the DDTC.
Take the first steps to secure your business and prevent unnecessary headaches so you and your employees can focus on your business.
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