Effective May 1, 2020, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls announced a temporary reduction in fees due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the national economy and the Defense Industrial Base. The full notice can be found on the Federal Register. They key objectives of the measure are to:
- Temporarily reduce registration fees for DDTC registrants in Tier I and Tier II to $500 for registrations whose original expiration date is between May 31, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
- Reduce registration fees to $500 for new applicants who submit their registration application between May 1, 2020 and April 30, 2021.
- All new registrants are in Tier I in the first year.
- The fee structure for Tier III entities remains unchanged at this time.
This temporary reduction in fees shall apply only through April 30, 2021, at which time fees for entities in Tiers I and II will return to the rates that were in effect on April 1, 2020, unless otherwise extended by a subsequent notice in the Federal Register.
If you need assistance in registering with DDTC, please contact Export Solutions for a free consultation.
Beverly Demma is a Sr. Consultant for Export Solutions -- a full-service consulting firm specializing in U.S. import and export regulations.