What is ITAR ?
The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is the United States regulation that controls the manufacture, sale, and distribution of defense and space-related articles and services as defined in the United States Munitions List (USML). Besides rocket launchers, torpedoes, and other military hardware, the list also restricts the plans, diagrams, photos, and other documentation used to build ITAR-controlled military gear. This is referred to by ITAR as “technical data”.
ITAR exits to track military and defense sensitive material and to keep that material out of the hands of U.S. enemies. ITAR mandates that access to physical materials or technical data related to defense and military technologies is restricted to US citizens only. Any company that handles, manufactures, designs, sells, or distributes items on the USML must be ITAR compliant. The U.S. Government encourages such companies to implement internal compliance programs, as the failure to implement an effective export compliance program can be an impeding factor in the event of a breach of ITAR.
This solution will provide your company guidance on how to gain and maintain compliance with ITAR.