ITAR Expands Treaty Exemptions for Transfers

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) expands treaty exemptions for the transfer of defense articles, services, and technical data enumerated on the Munitions List.  This rule, which will become effective on May 12, 2023, is in effect for transfers between the United States and Australia, the United Kingdom, and Canada.  

Effect of Rulemaking

This amendment was created to ensure that treaty exemptions between these nations enhance, cooperation, interoperability, and operational capabilities.  The Department of State is amending Supplement No. 1 to part 126 of the ITAR to expand the types of articles in connection with the various extant Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties between the nations. 

While this amendment will have little effect on the ITAR at large, it will reduce the requirements for export licenses, relieving burdens on exporters and the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC).  The amendment is not open for comments as it will not require expenditures by the United States Government.

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As ITAR Expands Treaty Exemptions illustrate, the world of export compliance is in continual flux.  Maintaining diligence and being aware of opportunities to expand business opportunities requires an adequately trained export compliance team working within a properly designed export compliance management system.

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Kevin Gholston

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