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DDTC to Shut Down ELLIE System, Provides Alternate Means to Track Paper Applications

Tuesday, April 28, 2015
Sandler, Travis & Rosenberg Trade Report

The State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls announced recently that it will be decommissioning its Electronic Licensing Entry System (ELLIE), which allows for industry users to find and track paper applications such as general correspondence letters and applications for permanent/temporary export or temporary import of classified defense articles and related classified technical data (form DSP-85).

DDTC did not give a specific date on which this transition is expected to take place but states that in the meantime industry members should begin including valid email addresses on all paper applications so it can send them an email with their case number in either their GC letter or their letter of explanation (for form DSP-85). This email will come from an unmonitored automated email system and will be sent once the case number becomes available in DDTC’s case management system, which could be up to two weeks. Once the case number is received the user will be able to track the case status via the ELISA application.

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