Court of Appeals Judges Question Justice Department on ITAR Prior Restraint Against Speech at Libraries, the Internet, and other Public Forums

Originally filed in the U.S. Federal District Court for the Western District of Texas in Austin under Case No. 1:15-cv-00372, the case of Defense Distributed and the Second Amendment Foundation against the U.S. Department of State and other government defendants seeks to prevent application of the International Traffic […]


Farewell to Supplement No. 1

Over the years, export compliance professionals and other members of the public looked to Supplement No. 1 to Part 734, ‘‘Questions and Answers—Technology and Software Subject to the EAR” (“Supplement No. 1”) to determine how to use exclusions for the release of technology at open conferences, publications, educational […]


Second Proposed Category XII Rule is Better but Far From Good

There was significant industry opposition to the Administration’s first proposed revisions to U.S. Munitions List (USML) Category XII (Fire Control, Range Finder, Optical and Guidance and Control Equipment) of the State Department’s International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and corresponding Commerce Control List (CCL) entries on the Commerce Department’s […]


Potomac Institute Report on the ITAR

Earlier this month, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies, a nonprofit research organization focused on science, technology, and national security issues, released its report on the impacts of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) on U.S. national security and economic interests. [FN 1] The board of directors, […]


DTAG White Paper on ECR

The Department of State Defense Trade Advisory Group (DTAG) Export Control Reform (ECR) Working Group white paper is now available for download at the State Department website. [F/N 1]   The DTAG is a Federal Advisory Committee Act committee.  Its members are highly qualified representatives of the defense trade industry […]