U.S. proposed rule: Definition of “activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports” (ITAR)

Add two new entries to the ITAR to expand the definition of “activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports”

“Activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports” (ITAR)

The U.S. Department of State today released for publication in the Federal Register a proposed rule [PDF 257 KB] to add two new entries to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to expand the definition of “activities that are not exports, reexports, retransfers, or temporary imports.”

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

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