The U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) today posted an announcement that it will temporarily return to full operational status with all electronic application systems placed in normal operational mode and the 3pm daily pick-up and drop-off service restored.
The DDTC release states that priority will be placed on issuance of licenses in the system at the time of implementation of lapse of funding operations on December 22, 2018. New licenses will be accepted; however, the DDTC advised that there was a likelihood of longer-than-normal processing times due to the high volume of licenses DDTC expects to receive. An “emergency license” process is suspended.
The DDTC is responsible for determining that commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.
Read the release on the DDTC website.
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