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1 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Yolanda Gantlin

2 Agenda Mission Laws And Regulation Divisions USML Registration Licenses Outreach Definitions

3 Directorate of Defense Trade Controls Mission: Advance US national security and foreign policy through licensing of direct commercial sales in defense articles and the development and enforcement of defense trade export control laws, regulations and policies.

4 Laws and Regulations Arms Export Control Act (AECA) International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) 22 CFR Parts

5 Purpose Of Controls Foreign Policy National Security Human Rights Regional Stability Proliferation

6 International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Implementing Regulations of AECA U.S. Munitions List (USML)designates defense articles/services subject to State export jurisdiction licensing policy and procedures Compliance and Enforcement Fines and Penalties

7 DDTC Divisions Licensing(DTCL) - Responsible for ensuring all licensing of USML commodities are authorized in accordance with the ITAR Policy(DTCP) - Responsible for Commodity Jurisdiction and regulatory revisions Compliance(DTCC) - Responsible for Registration and Enforcement of the Laws

8 Who Has to Register and Why Manufacturer/Exporter Any Person (other than USG Officer or Employee in official capacity) who engages in the US in the business of either manufacturing or exporting defense articles or furnishing defense services is required to register with DDTC Required by AECA Section 38 (b)(1)(A)(I) & ITAR Part 122

9 Who Has to Register and Why (cont’d) Broker Any person (other than USG Officer or employee in official capacity or employees of foreign governments or international organizations acting in official capacity) subject to U.S. Jurisdiction who engages in the business of brokering defense articles and defense services is required to register with DDTC Required by AECA Section 38 (b)(1)(A)(ii) & ITAR Part 129

10 Exporters Must Be Eligible ( ITAR Part 120.1(c) ) U.S. person* - ITAR Registered with DDTC – ITAR 122 Meet the definition of empowered official – ITAR Directly employed by registrant Trained and knowledgeable in defense trade controls at a level commensurate with responsibilities Commit the company to ITAR/AECA adherence * Foreign governments are permitted to submit license applications (ITAR (c) )

11 Exporters Must Not Be Ineligible ( ITAR Part 120.1(c) ) Foreign persons* - ITAR Administrative debarment for civil violation of AECA or ITAR – ITAR Statutory debarment for criminal conviction for violating AECA or ITAR – ITAR Indictment or conviction of violating “enumerated statutes – ITAR Policy of denial, revocation, suspension – ITAR Ineligible to contract with USG Ineligible to receive licenses from any USG agency

12 AECA AECA Section 38(c) Any person who willfully violates any provision of this section or section 39, or any rule or regulation issued under either section, or who willfully, in a registration or license application or required report, make any untrue statement of a material fact or omits to state a material fact required to be stated therein or necessary to make the statement therein not misleading, shall upon conviction be fined for each violation not more than $1,000,000 or imprisoned not more than ten years or both

13 Registration Fees Validity Period Change (July 2008) –Validity period change from 2 to 1 year Fee Structure Changes (September 2008) –Fee Structure changed from $1,750 annually to three tiers Tier I: $2,250 (Manufacturer or no final action on licenses, including all new registrants for the first year) Tier II: $2,750 (10 or less licenses with final action) Tier III:$2,750 plus either: –$250 for each license with final action above 10; or, –3% of total value of applications, whichever is less –Never Lower Than $2,750

14 Civil Penalties AECA Section 38(e) The civil penalty for each violation involving controls imposed on the export of defense articles and defense services under this section may not exceed $500,000

15 License Types DSP-5 Permanent Export DSP-73 Temporary Export DSP-61 Temporary Import DSP-85 Permanent/Temporary Export, Temporary Import DSP-6/74/62/84 Amendments

16 Department of State Foreign Policy – Country Desk Office (e.g., EAP, NEA) Regional Stability – PM/RSAT Human Rights Policy – DRL Department of Defense (DOD) National Security Technical Review Regime Compliance (MTEC) Check DOD status at Referral Process

17 Other U.S. Government Agencies NASA – Space-related applications Department of Energy – Nuclear-related applications Referral points have 15 days to reply DOD has no time limit for review Referral Process (cont’d)

18 Licensing Officer reviews case with recommendation of other agencies and determines final disposition of cases: Approve Approve with provisos Return Without Action (RWA) Deny Final review and issuance

19 Registration Information General Questions and Advisory Opinion May be Sent to DDTC Regarding Export or Registration (ITAR Part 126.9) Learn more about U.S. Defense Trade Controls Registration, Licensing, and other ITAR regulatory matters by visiting the DDTC website at:

20 United States Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls DDTC Response Team: NEW

21 Definitions U.S. Person Foreign Person Defense Article Technical Data Public Domain Defense Service Significant Military Equipment Export Retransfer/Re-export Temporary Import


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