ITAR Defense Trade Controls e-Seminar Modules (for U.S. Companies)

Overview of the ITAR

  • What are export controls?
  • Agencies and their controls
  • Other regulators

Regulated Activities

  • Activities regulated by the ITAR
  • Activities NOT regulated under the ITAR
  • Prohibited countries
  • Ineligibility to obtain approvals

Controlled Items

  • Items subject to the ITAR
  • The U.S. Munitions List (USML)
  • The Order of Review
  • Specially Designed
  • Jurisdictional Issues
  • Commodity Jurisdiction


  • When does registration apply?
  • 5 Step Registration process
  • Recordkeeping
  • Updating Registration
  • Renewing registration


  • What are exemptions?
  • Excluded Items & Countries
  • Ineligible exemptions
  • The Canadian Exemptions
  • UK & Australia Exemptions
  • Foreign Military Sales (FMS) Exemption
  • Documentation and record keeping

Licenses and Agreements

  • Licenses vs. Agreements
  • License Application
  • DSP-5 Application
  • Amendment process and expediting applications
  • Agreements, types p of agreements and applying for approval
  • Understanding parties in agreements
  • The empowered official and certification
  • How applications are processed

Export Clearance

  • Export clearance requirements
  • Automated Export System (AES)
  • Commercial Invoice Requirements

Compliance Programs

  • What is compliance?
  • The importance of establishing an ITAR compliance program (ICP)
  • The essential elements of an effective ICP
  • What is required by the government
  • How and why to document your ICP
  • Key considerations, best practices and our tips for developing an effective ICP
  • Compliance training


  • What is brokering in the ITAR?
  • Brokering activity Exclusions
  • Who must register as a broker?
  • Brokering activities that require approval
  • Brokering and prior approval process
  • Brokering annual report


  • What Constitutes an ITAR Violation?
  • Civil vs. Criminal violation
  • Criminal and civil penalties for violating the Arms Export Control Act
  • Agencies that enforce the ITAR?
  • What to do if you discover a potential violation
  • Voluntary disclosures
  • Where to find case studies and real-world examples