ITAR Interim Final Rule on Encryption Became Effective on March 25th


On March 25, 2020, the following Directorate of Defense Trade Controls’ (DDTC’s) Interim Final Rule, commonly referred to as the “Encryption Rule” took effect. See 84 Federal Register 70887 (International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Creation of Definition of Activities That Are Not Exports, Reexports, Retransfers, or Temporary Imports; Creation of Definition of Access Information; Revisions […]

DDTC Requests Public Comments for the Consolidation of ITAR License Exemptions


On July 26th, the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (“DDTC”) published an Advance Notice of Proposed Rulemaking seeking public comments on the proposed consolidation and clarification of the various license exemptions in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). DDTC is currently working to streamline and clarify the ITAR, and its goal […]