U.S. change in policy, exports of munitions to Vietnam

U.S. change in policy, exports of munitions to Vietnam

The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) today posted a “change in policy” concerning exports of munitions to Vietnam.

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As briefly explained in the notice on the DDTC webpage, effective immediately, the State Department's policy prohibiting the sale or transfer of lethal weapons to Vietnam—including restrictions on exports to and imports from Vietnam for arms and related materiel—is revised. 

The DDTC, thus, announced that it will review, on a case-by-case basis, applications for licenses to export or temporarily import defense articles and defense services to or from Vietnam under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). 

Today’s release states that the DDTC will publish a rule in the Federal Register to implement and reflect the change to the ITAR.


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