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International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

"A very good investment to help avoid selling to unauthorized parties."

Director of Global Compliance, Instrumentation, Columbus

ITAR Compliance Software for all your trade compliance needs

Our ITAR compliance software can help you navigate the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which govern the permanent and temporary export of defense related goods, technologies, and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).

Visual Compliance offers comprehensive ITAR compliance software solutions with the depth and breadth to implement and manage all aspects of Wassenaar, EAR, OFAC, and ITAR compliance.

Software of particular relevance to companies in the ITAR space include:

Visual Compliance's world-class functionality reduces workload, streamlines processes, and establishes easy-to-access audit trails. Extraordinarily easy to use, content-comprehensive software (with all revisions as they are published) and full user support; you'll enjoy rapid user uptake, and revolutionary reductions in training time and effort. Multiple deployment options extend your reach, capabilities, and visibility, and include integration with your key corporate technologies. With virtually no IT resources required, implementations are quick and easy.

ITAR Compliance and Registration

The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) functions as both interpreter and enforcer of ITAR compliance, the goal of which is to safeguard the national security of the U.S. and its allies, and further U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives. The primary governing statutes include 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 11958, as amended.

There are a number of steps to becoming registered, gaining ITAR certification, and maintaining ITAR compliance:

Failure to maintain ITAR compliance, or the terms of your license, triggers penalty provisions that include fines, denial of further exporting privileges, and jail terms of up to 30 years for the violator, their executive, and board. If these are not damaging enough, there are the marketplace consequences of ruined professional and corporate reputations.

How do ITAR regulations affect your company?

If your company deals with military equipment, supplies, or technologies, ITAR regulations dictate that, as the exporter, it is your responsibility to ensure proper USML classification of controlled goods and to maintain ITAR compliance or face the consequences.

Classification under the USML

The United States Munitions List (USML) categorizes goods and technologies governed by ITAR regulations. The USML consists of 21 categories from firearms and electronics, to vessels of war and missile technology, nuclear weapons, and biological agents.

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