Trump to Alleviate ITAR Obligations for Firearm and Ammunition Manufacturers and Gunsmiths

As our readers are aware, for almost a decade, I have blogged about the obligation of firearm and ammunition manufacturers to register with the Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which implement the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), as well as, DDTC's stepped up … Continue reading Trump to Alleviate ITAR Obligations for Firearm and Ammunition Manufacturers and Gunsmiths

News from the 16th Annual NSSF Import/Export Conference in Washington, D.C.

Attorney Joshua Prince and I attended the Annual NSSF Import/Export Conference in Washington, D.C. this week. There were a variety of presentations that were given on a variety of topics including: Federal Search Warrants and Regulatory Site Visits, Chemical Facility Anti-Terrorism Standards, Foreign Military Sales, ATF Panel Discussion, and Round Table Discussions (the best part … Continue reading News from the 16th Annual NSSF Import/Export Conference in Washington, D.C.

News from the Round Table Discussions at the NSSF Import/Export Conference

It's that time of year again, the NSSF Import/Export Conference which is held in Washington, D.C. While the conference is designed to help educate companies about the import/export regulations and laws they might encounter while in the business, the conference does provide for round table discussions with ATF, DDTC and other Firearm Industry officials. Some of … Continue reading News from the Round Table Discussions at the NSSF Import/Export Conference

DDTC Issues Guidance on ITAR Registration

On Friday July 22, 2016, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") released a letter issuing guidance on the requirement of firearm manufacturers and gunsmiths to register with DDTC under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"). There has been constant discussion on the internet regarding whether an individual who has obtained a federal firearms license ("FFL") … Continue reading DDTC Issues Guidance on ITAR Registration

ATF Announces that 07 Manufacturers Must Register for ITAR

Frequently, I read on discussion forums that many 07 manufacturers have not registered under the International Trafficking in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that is enforced by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and they give a milieu of reasons for not registering. Most reasons revolve around the fact that they are not "exporting" (even though … Continue reading ATF Announces that 07 Manufacturers Must Register for ITAR