Department of State responsibility for the control of the permanent and temporary export and temporary import of defense articles and services is governed primarily by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act ("AECA"; see the AECA Web page) and Executive Order 11958, as amended. The AECA, among these other requirements and authorities, provides for the promulgation of implementing regulations, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR," 22 CFR 120-130). The ITAR is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO) either as an annual hardcopy publication as part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) or as an e-document. The annual GPO publication includes all amendments to the ITAR made since the last annual printing.
Please click here to access all the amendments to the ITAR that have been published in the Federal Register since April 1. With each April 1 printing, amendments from the previous twelve months are integrated into the body of the ITAR.
For your convenience and general reference, DDTC provides in Word form a "consolidated" version of the regulations" that integrates the text of the annual April 1 publication in the CFR with subsequent amendments made via Federal Register notices. The text of this version is obtained from GPO Access. Please note GPO's disclaimer that "it is not an official legal edition of the CFR." Registrants and other persons subject to ITAR controls remain obligated to maintain awareness of and compliance with the official ITAR and the latest Federal Register publications that affect exports of defense articles.