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ITAR Compliance Software for all your trade compliance needs
Our ITAR compliance software can help you navigate the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which govern the permanent and temporary export of defense related goods, technologies, and services on the United States Munitions List (USML).
eCustoms’ Visual Compliance suite of Export Classification solutions offer comprehensive ITAR compliance with the depth and breadth to implement and manage all aspects of Wassenaar, EAR, OFAC, and ITAR compliance.
Software of particular relevance to companies in the ITAR space include:
- ECCN Classification, USML Classification and License Determination
- Restricted Party Screening
- Export License Management
- Travelling Employee and Visitor Compliance
- Export Documentation Manager
Visual Compliance reduces workload, streamlines processes, and establishes easy-to-access audit trails. Extraordinarily easy to use, content-comprehensive software (with all revisions as they are published) and full user support; you’ll enjoy rapid user uptake, and revolutionary reductions in training time and effort. Multiple deployment options extend your reach, capabilities, and visibility, and include integration with your key corporate technologies. With virtually no IT resources required, implementation is quick and easy.
ITAR Compliance and Registration
The U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) functions as both interpreter and enforcer of ITAR compliance, the goal of which is to safeguard the national security of the U.S. and its allies, and further U.S. foreign policy and economic objectives. The primary governing statutes include 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 11958, as amended.
There are a number of steps to becoming registered, gaining ITAR certification, and maintaining ITAR compliance:
Failure to maintain ITAR compliance, or the terms of your license, triggers penalty provisions that include fines, denial of further exporting privileges, and jail terms of up to 30 years for the violator, their executive, and board. If these are not damaging enough, there are the marketplace consequences of ruined professional and corporate reputations.
More detailed information about the laws and regulations that govern Defense Trade, including the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the ITAR, and the United States Munitions List (USML) can be found on the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls website.
How do ITAR regulations affect your company?
If your company deals with military equipment, supplies, or technologies, ITAR regulations dictate that, as the exporter, it is your responsibility to ensure proper USML classification of controlled goods and to maintain ITAR compliance or face the consequences.
Classification under the USML
The United States Munitions List (USML) categorizes goods and technologies governed by ITAR regulations. The USML consists of 21 categories from firearms and electronics, to vessels of war and missile technology, nuclear weapons, and biological agents.