Defense Trade Controls Agency Still Open for Normal Operations
The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls announced Oct. 11 that it will remain open for normal operations until further notice. DDTC states that with the return of the Defense Technology Security Administration to normal operating status, the processing of all incoming licenses has resumed, though there may be some delays due to the adjudication of existing licenses referred during the shutdown. In addition, staffing shortages in other U.S. government agencies will continue to affect requests for commodity jurisdiction determinations. However, other regular DDTC functions, such as requests for new or renewing registrations, will continue under normal conditions.