ITAR

ITAR

  • ALUMINUM HEATSINK FOR ITAR PRODUCT

    QUESTION: Looking for guidance from the membership.  A heatsink of standard aluminum is die cast into a very specific, unique shape on the exterior and the interior in order to allow electronics to fit inside the heatsink, and for the heatsink to fit into an end item that is a power supply.  Heatsinks are, in […]

  • Historical ITAR items

    QUESTION: In today’s export world for classification how would the membership, via the order of review classify an ITAR item invented pre-export reform using today’s export regulations/ITAR regulations, with the intent of determining if the item would still be ITAR today?  I would like the most relevant questions or go/no go criteria so that the […]

  • ITAR ITEM CHECKLIST

    QUESTION: Looking for a checklist of questions to ask, (or something equivalent) that are asked/used with the intent of determining if a product is ITAR controlled, or not. Can the membership please provide the top 5 most relevant questions in order of importance you would ask in order to determine if an item under review […]

  • STATE VS BIS CLASSIFICATIONS

    QUESTION: I just found out that a new section of business is pending for us and the items are ITAR controlled.  When classifying the items we will ultimately manufacture, I know that we must follow the Order of Review, starting with State, then 600, 900 series and then onto the remaining reviews to assign the […]

  • Commercial assemblies for Military End use

    QUESTION: We make cables assemblies for various types of equipment. We use commercial available cable and connectors and then we will cut the cable and attach  the connector as specified by the customer. Some of these are for commercial use,  some go into spacecraft and some go into military equipment.  We are challenged with the classification of the […]

  • ITAR “Specially Designed”

    QUESTION: If you manufacture an item that is a “specially designed” “part” controlled under the ITAR, and that item is unintentionally manufactured out of spec, is it no longer “specially designed” and controlled by the ITAR because it is out of spec? %%%%%%%%%% ANSWERS: Does the out of out of spec item meet the ITAR […]

  • ITAR TECH CONTROL PLAN REQUIRED

    QUESTION: We do not produce ITAR controlled items but have been contracted to perform testing at our customer facility that has ITAR controlled technology Do we need to come up with a Technology Control Plan for our engineer or is this normally completed by the ITAR facility? ************ Answers: Long as the employees assigned to […]

  • MILITARY CRITICAL TECHNOLOGY

    QUESTION: My company does not  normally deal with ITAR issues so looking for some guidance from the community. We have been contracted by a government agency to test components controlled under the ITAR and will send one of our engineers  to the customer site to perform the training. We are being asked to complete the […]

  • COURIER ITAR VIOLATIONS

    QUESTION: For those who have been contacted by “one of the big couriers” (to remain un-named) US customs brokerage, about ITAR violations they created on your import declarations for temporary import license exemptions (22 CFR 123.4), how are you handling the situation? =========== Answers: We filed disclosures with both CBP and DDTC. =========== Hi,  There […]

  • ITAR EXEMPTION

    QUESTION: An ITAR part is imported into the US, under 22 CFR123.4(a)(1), and the exemption is properly claimed.  The part is temporarily exported to Canada for repair (no upgrades), under 22 CFR 126.5(b), and return to the US for shipment back to the owner, closing the 22 CFR 123.4(a)(1) importation loop. Is there an exemption […]

  • REVISING FILED EEI

    Question: I am preparing a voluntary disclosure for an ITAR part that shipped accidently, as there was no hint from any of the parties involved or the description of the goods that this defense article was indeed an ITAR part.   So, my question is how do I go about revising the EEI? Is my only […]

  • DECCS user role licensing limitation

    QUESTION: I was very surprised to learn that on the new DECCS (ITAR) licensing application, a user cannot be both a Drafter and an Empowered Official.  I confirmed this with DDTC although there is no regulatory basis for this limitation.  In our organization, we have well-qualified individuals who are appointed Empowered Officials overseeing multiple locations […]