Defense Import/Export License Exemptions Under Review
The Department of State is accepting comments through Aug. 26 on how it might consolidate the various exemptions located throughout the International Traffic in Arms Regulations in a single location and organize them more effectively. These exemptions authorize the export, reexport, retransfer, temporary import, or brokering of a specific defense article or service without a license or other written authorization.
State notes that it is not seeking to broaden or eliminate existing exemptions (unless they are determined to be redundant) in a rulemaking on this issue. Instead, comments are being requested on the following issues.
- which exemptions, if any, are redundant and could be consolidated
- which exemptions, if any, contain language that introduces significant ambiguity or hinders the exemption’s intended use