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U.S. arms regulations amended; exemption for government agency transfers

U.S. arms regulations amended

The U.S. State Department today released for publication in the Federal Register a final rule amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) by revising the licensing exemption for transfers made by or for an agency of the U.S. government.

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The final rule [PDF 264 KB] is effective on April 19, 2019 (the date it was published in the Federal Register).

The final rule revises ITAR provisions to clarify when exports, re-exports, re-transfers, temporary imports, and performance of a defense service may be made by or for an agency of the U.S. government without a license (including by employees of the U.S. government in the performance of their official duties).

The final rule expands the scope of the ITAR exemption to allow for permanent exports, re-exports, and re-transfers, in addition to temporary exports and imports, and to allow transfers by third parties acting for the U.S. government.

 

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