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Defense Trade Advisory Group Seeks New Members

Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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The State Department’s Defense Trade Advisory Group is accepting membership applications through March 7.

DTAG provides State’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs with a formal channel for regular consultation and coordination with U.S. private-sector defense exporters and defense trade organizations on issues involving U.S. laws, policies and regulations for munitions exports. Major topics addressed by the DTAG include policy issues on commercial defense trade and technology transfer; regulatory and licensing procedures applicable to defense articles, services and technical data; technical issues involving the U.S. Munitions List; and questions relating to actions designed to carry out the Arms Export Control Act and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.

DTAG members are appointed on the basis of individual substantive and technical expertise and qualifications and must be U.S. citizens as well as representatives of U.S. defense industry, relevant trade and labor association, academic and foundation personnel. All members must be aware of State’s mandate that arms transfers must further U.S. national security and foreign policy interests and must be versed in the complexity of commercial defense trade and industrial competitiveness.

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