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Updated 11.14.17


Ensure commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

New Items and Announcements
  • Web Notice: Discontinuance of ELLIE and form DSP-119: (11.14.17)
    Effective December 1, 2017, DDTC will no longer accept form DSP-119 to amend the DSP-85. All pending DSP-119’s will be processed pursuant to 123.25 of the ITAR. Any DSP-119 form submitted to DDTC on or after December 1, 2017 will be returned without action. When amending the DSP-85, the applicant must submit a completely new DSP-85 along with a transmittal letter, signed by the Empowered Official explaining the amended change.
  • Web Notice: Category XIV(f)(7), including Chemical Agent Resistant Coatings (CARC): (11.01.17)
    Consistent with 81 FR 49531 (July 28, 2016), Category XIV(f)(7) defense articles are designated as Significant Military Equipment. Accordingly, any application to export Category XIV(f)(7) defense articles requires a DSP-83 non-transfer and use certificate.
  • Compliance: Bright Lights USA, Inc. consent agreement has been posted. (09.12.17)
    Click here to read.
  • Federal Register Notice: Final Rule; Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Temporary Modification of Category XI of the U.S. Munitions List (08.30.17)
    Click here to read.
  • Industry Notice: (09.01.17)
    The Section 655 Annual Military Assistance Report for FY 2016 for defense articles and defense services licensed for export under 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act has been posted. To view the report, please click here.
  • Web Notice: DDTC Leadership Changes (08.28.17)
    DDTC Leadership Changes: Effective Monday, August 28, 2017, Sarah Heidema will become the Acting Director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy. The current Director, Ed Peartree, has accepted a position outside of government. During this leadership transition, Rick Koelling will become the Acting Deputy Director of Policy in addition to being the Division Chief of Commodity Jurisdictions and Rob Hart will become the Acting Division Chief for Regulatory and Multilateral Affairs.

    The “About DDTC Key Personnel” page has been updated to reflect these changes.

    As a reminder, the following previously announced Acting positions are still effective:

       · Tony Dearth, Acting Managing Director, pending identification of a permanent replacement.
       · Terry Davis, Acting Director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing.
       · Arthur Shulman, Acting Director of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance, pending identification of a permanent replacement.

  • Web Notice: DDTC In House Seminar (08.23.17)

    DDTC In-House Seminar Industry Schedule UPDATE:

    September 13, 2017: CANCELLED

    December 13, 2017: RESCHEDULED (See Below)

    New Date:

    December 14, 2017
    Registration Opens – Friday, October 27, 2017
    Registration Closes – Friday, November 17, 2017