DDTC final rule, new and updated definitions under ITAR

DDTC final rule, new and updated definitions under ITAR

The U.S. State Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule that amends and adds definitions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).

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The ITAR is administered by the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). In April 2016, the DDTC released an interim final rule that included amendments and changes to: 

  • Update the definitions of “export,” and “reexport or retransfer” 
  • Create new definitions of “release” and “retransfer” in order to clarify and support the interpretation of the revised definitions 
  • Provide new sections of the ITAR detailing the scope of licenses and unauthorized releases of controlled information
  • Revise the measures on “exports” of technical data to U.S. persons abroad

Following a review of comments received with respect to the April 2016 interim final rule, today’s final rule [PDF 228 KB] reflects other amendments are being made to the ITAR—including a revised definition of “retransfer” and making other clarifying revisions. The final rule is effective on September 8, 2016 (the date when it will be published in the Federal Register).

 

For more information, contact a professional with KPMG’s Trade & Customs practice:

Douglas Zuvich | +1 (312) 665-1022 | dzuvich@kpmg.com

Andrew Siciliano | +1 (631) 425-6057 | asiciliano@kpmg.com

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