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Exceptions to Exemptions in Part 126: Considering UK, Australia and Canada

Posted by Bruce Webb on May 10, 2017 10:15:00 AM

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I want to discuss recent experiences involving the ITAR exemptions for UK, Australia and Canada. Why these specific nations?  Because these country-specific ITAR exemptions are made possible through existing country-to-country agreements as well as treaties relating to defense trade. These arrangements allow for the export of specific defense articles and defense services which meet the strict requirements set forth for each but this is not a carte blanche to export freely. Each transaction must be reviewed to avoid misinterpretation.

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Topics: DDTC, ITAR, Export Compliance

The Future is DECCS

Posted by Chalinee Tinaves on Nov 16, 2016 12:42:54 PM

The folks at DDTC are beginning a slow roll out of their new electronic interface, DECCS, starting next week. DECCS, which stands for the Defense Export Control and Compliance System, is DDTC’s new modernized IT system. It is intended to eventually replace the current D-Trade, the Electronic Filing System (EFS), MARY and ELLIE systems. The first phase of the DECCS rollout will focus on the new Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) application.

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Topics: DDTC, DECCS, ITAR