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ITAR & Export Controls

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)   

The Department of State is responsible for the export and temporary import of defense articles and services governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 13637. The International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR," 22 CFR 120-130) implements the AECA. The ITAR is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO) as an annual hardcopy or e-document publication as part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and as an updated e-document.

The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations (e-CFR) is a regularly updated, unofficial editorial compilation of CFR material and amendments published in the Federal Register.

The updated, but unofficial, version of the ITAR provided by e-CFR is linked HERE.

ITAR Compliance

ITAR violations can be harmful to the national security and foreign policy of the U.S., and may result in civil penalties, criminal penalties, and other costs (including loss of reputation and revocation/ rejection of export licenses).

To ensure compliance with the ITAR, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls strongly encourages registered exporters, manufacturers, brokers, and others engaged in defense trade, to maintain compliance programs that assist in the monitoring and control of exports and other regulated activities.

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