ITAR EAR Training

Introduction to International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

Course Description
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations under the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard U.S. national security and further U.S. foreign policy objectives.

The U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are the rules by which the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)   regulates and controls exports of goods from the United States. All goods and services that are not covered under the State Department’s US Munitions (USML) list fall within the preview of the EAR, under the Commerce Control List (CCL).  Now that Export Control Reform (ECR) is taking effect, attention to the EAR is even more important.

If your company deals with defense equipment, supplies, services or technologies, the ITAR regulations specify that you share these items only with U.S. persons and organizations unless you receive authorization from the DDTCor qualify for a special license exemption. If your company offers commercial or dual-use items under the control of the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the EAR, similar restrictions are applicable.  Companies and individuals may face potentially heavy fines or penalties for providing foreign persons with access to ITAR or EAR-protected and restricted items.

What makes an effective compliance program?

  • Registration with DDTC (if required)
  • Active and documented compliance policy and procedures
  • Training for all employees involved with exporting
  • Denied parties watch list screening
  • Internal audits and continuous improvement discipline
  • Third-Party Audits – Annual

If you are part of a large corporation with ITAR or EAR compliance related employees or a small company with a part-time compliance person, QSG has the compliance and training expertise to fit your exact needs.

Who Should Attend
This course is designed for executives, international contracting specialists, contract managers and administrators, program/project managers, marketing professionals, engineers and other technical personnel, newly appointed export compliance officers, logistics personnel, and legal/financial advisors.

Learning Objectives
This course provides a fundamental overview of ITAR. It will help participants understand the U.S. laws and Federal agencies that regulate the export of hardware and technology from the U.S. Attendees will also gain an understanding of how these regulations impact their organization’s ability to do business in the international marketplace.

Course Outline

Introduction to ITAR Regulatory Requirements

  • What is ITAR?
  • What is the Purpose of ITAR?
  • Registration Under ITAR
  • “U.S. Person” Under ITAR
  • “Foreign Person” Under ITAR
  • Who is Subject to ITAR?
  • Items Covered on the USML
  • ITAR’s Broad Reach
  • Overview of Obligations of U.S. Companies Under ITAR
  • Commodity Jurisdiction
  • Suggestions for Compliance with ITAR
  • Export Licensing and Exemptions
  • ITAR Record Keeping Requirements
  • Company Policy on the ITAR
  • Sanctions for Violations of ITAR
  • Voluntary Disclosure of Violations – Penalty Reduction

ITAR Implementation Guidelines

  • Interpreting the U.S. Munitions List
  • Export Licensing Requirements
  • Internal Compliance Programs
  • How to understand and work with the Regulations
  • How to register your company with the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls
  • Brokering Issues
  • Political Contributions
  • Technical Data & Considerations
  • How to apply for an export license
  • License, Agreement & Exemption Management
  • Overview of License Applications
  • Export Control Reform (ECR) Updates & Changes


Course Format
24 hours
Combination lecture and classroom exercises
Available at QSG’s training facilities, on-site at your organization, and virtually

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