Recently the DDTC published new unofficial ITAR with amendments. Over the years, changes have been minor. However, recent changes (July 2012, but posted in Oct) have added about 10 pages to the document. The minor changes include adding countries and new treaty considerations. However the most significant change is the 10 page supplement to part 126.
Here are some of the more major changes.
1. Section 120.1 (c)
is completely rewritten from:
(c) Eligibility. Only U.S. persons (as defined in §120.15) and foreign governmental entities in the United States may be granted licenses or other approvals (other than retransfer approvals sought pursuant to this subchapter). Foreign persons (as defined in §120.16) other than governments are not eligible. U.S. persons who have been convicted of violating the criminal statutes enumerated in §120.27, who have been debarred pursuant to part 127 or 128 of this subchapter, who are the subject of an indictment involving the criminal statutes enumerated in §120.27, who are ineligible to contract with, or to receive a license or other form of authorization to import defense articles or defense services from any agency of the U.S. Government, who are ineligible to receive export licenses (or other forms of authorization to export) from any agency of the U.S. Government, who are subject to Department of State Suspension/Revocation under §126.7(a)(1) through (a)(7) of this subchapter, or who are ineligible under §127.7(c) of this subchapter are generally ineligible. Applications for licenses or other approvals will be considered only if the applicant has registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls pursuant to part 122 of this subchapter. All applications and requests for approval must be signed by a U.S. person who has been empowered by the registrant to sign such documents.
(c) Receipt of licenses and eligibility. (1) A U.S. person may receive a license or other approval pursuant to this subchapter. A foreign person may not receive such a license or other approval, except as follows:
(i) A foreign governmental entity in the United States may receive an export license or other export approval;
(ii) A foreign person may receive a reexport or retransfer approval; and
(iii) A foreign person may receive a prior approval for brokering activities.
Requests for a license or other approval, other than by a person referred to in paragraphs (c)(1)(i) and (c)(1)(ii) of this section, will be considered only if the applicant has registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls pursuant to part 122 or 129 of this subchapter, as appropriate.
(2) Persons who have been convicted of violating the criminal statutes enumerated in §120.27 of this subchapter, who have been debarred pursuant to part 127 or 128 of this subchapter, who are subject to indictment or are otherwise charged (e.g., by information) for violating the criminal statutes enumerated in §120.27 of this subchapter, who are ineligible to contract with, or to receive a license or other form of authorization to import defense articles or defense services from any agency of the U.S. Government, who are ineligible to receive an export license or other approval from any other agency of the U.S. Government, or who are subject to a Department of State policy of denial, suspension or revocation under §126.7(a) of this subchapter, or to interim suspension under §127.8 of this subchapter, are generally ineligible to be involved in activities regulated under this subchapter.
2. Part 120
Changes to Part 120 include new sections. Where the older version goes to 120.32, the new ITAR continues to 120.39 and identifies changes to NATO countries and new treaties.
3. Section 123.26
Completely rewritten from:
§ 123.26 Recordkeeping requirement for exemptions.
When an exemption is claimed for the export of unclassified technical data, the exporter must maintain a record of each such export. The business record should include the following information: A description of the unclassified technical data, the name of the recipient end-user, the date and time of the export, and the method of transmission.
§ 123.26 Recordkeeping for exemptions.
Any person engaging in any export, reexport, transfer, or retransfer of a defense article or defense service pursuant to an exemption must maintain records of each such export, reexport, transfer, or retransfer. The records shall, to the extent applicable to the transaction and consistent with the requirements of §123.22 of this subchapter, include the following information: A description of the defense article, including technical data, or defense service; the name and address of the end-user and other available contact information (e.g., telephone number and electronic mail address); the name of the natural person responsible for the transaction; the stated end-use of the defense article or defense service; the date of the transaction; the Electronic Export Information (EEI) Internal Transaction Number (ITN); and the method of transmission. The person using or acting in reliance upon the exemption shall also comply with any additional recordkeeping requirements enumerated in the text of the regulations concerning such exemption (e.g., requirements specific to the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties in §126.16 and §126.17 of this subchapter).
[77 FR 16599, Mar. 21, 2012]
4. Part 126
The most significant change is in Part 126. There is a 10 page table of Exclusions by USML Category and Country (Canada, Australia and United Kingdom. The table header follows:
Supplement No. 1 to Part 126*
[Reserved for (AS)
Since many changes from year to year are not too dramatic, there is usually no need to get a new ITAR. However, the 2012 changes that occurred prior to fall are significant. If your copy of ITAR is not updated to reflect changes of July 12, you might need to update. Red Bike Publishing published a new ITAR updated in October 2012 available on Amazon.com. Do you have the latest ITAR?
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