On March 15, 2011, the Department of State (State) published a Proposed Rule in the Federal Register amending the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), which addresses two very real frustrations faced by exporters of defense articles. The changes, which are part of the President’s Export Control Reform effort, relate to: 1) exports of replacement parts and components for previously exported end-items subject to the ITAR; and 2) defense articles incorporated into end-items, where the end-items would not otherwise be considered defense articles, modifying the “see through” rule. State will accept comments on this proposed rule until April 14, 2011.

Source: Customs & Trade Alert
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