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.
QSG offers the following export compliance consulting services specializing in regulations under the United States Department of State, ITAR and the United States Department of Commerce, EAR, including:
- ITAR and EAR Training of staff from shop floor to executive leadership
- Trade Compliance Audits and Assessments
- Managing DDTC Consent Agreement Requirements
- Creation of Trade Compliance Management Programs, Processes and Procedures
- ITAR USML, EAR CCL and US HTS Classification Processes
- Assist with Applications for US Export Licenses