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International Trade

12 July 2019
Kay C Georgi Why ITAR empowered officials must be empowered and know ITAR

USA - Arent Fox LLP

A company recently entered into a $400,000, 18-month consent agreement with the Department of State, Directorate of Defence Trade Controls (DDTC) to settle six alleged violations of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The key issue was the company's ITAR empowered official, who was neither empowered nor an expert. Through this consent agreement, the DDTC is sending a message to the industry: an empowered official must have (among other things) sufficient authority to stop a transaction.

Authors: Kay C Georgi, Regan K Alberda, Deā€™Siree N Reeves, Marwa M Hassoun
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