The Department of State is proposing to add two new entries to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations to expand the definition of activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports and therefore do not require State Department authorization.

First, subject to certain conditions, the taking of defense articles outside a previously approved country by the armed forces of a foreign government or United Nations personnel on a deployment or training exercise is not an export, reexport, retransfer, or temporary import provided there is no change in end-use or end-user.

Second, a foreign defense article that enters the U.S., either permanently or temporarily and is subsequently exported from the U.S. pursuant to a license or other approval is not subject to reexport and retransfer requirements provided it has not been modified, enhanced, upgraded, or otherwise altered or improved or had a U.S.-origin defense article integrated into it.

Comments on this proposal are due no later than Feb. 14.

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