An article from Williams Mullen on 8 July said that companies in the US defence industry increasingly are being asked by their customers whether they are “ITAR-compliant” (referring to the International Traffic In Arms Regulations) and if they can document this. Many small and mid-sized contractors and suppliers do not know how to respond to these requests, and how to respond can have important consequences for these companies. There is a major concern within the US Government that, while large prime contractors have strong ITAR compliance, many mid-sized and small companies in the defence supply chain do not, and that this gap creates significant national security risks for the US. The article says that ITAR sets forth a number of requirements that apply to companies in the defence sector, and sets out these requirements. However, it says, there are a number of important steps that small-/mid-sized contractors can take to come into compliance with the law and address these requests from prime contractors.
See also the firm’s White paper –
ITAR FOR GOVERNMENT CONTRACTORS REVISED FOR RECENT AMENDMENTS
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