Tag Archives: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

US Government Revises Two Previous FAQs Regarding US Persons Abroad

On April 6, 2020, the US Department of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced it had revised two published Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs). The revised FAQs address US persons abroad and requests for authorization to provide defense services. The FAQs read: (1) If I request authorization for defense services that describe my current … Continue Reading

Deadline Approaches for Certain Transitioning USML Category Items to CCL

Due to the Export Control Reform (ECR) that began nearly six years ago, the Department of States’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) has updated 18 of the 21 categories in the United States Munitions List (USML), and most of these categories had items transition to the Commerce Control List (CCL) of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) by respective … Continue Reading

Regulatory Revisions to International Traffc in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

On October 4, 2018, the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) announced in the Federal Register revisions to the ITAR titled, “Regulatory Reform Revisions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations.” The revisions are in response to comments that the Department of State received. The new rule has removed certain notification requirements from the ITAR, and it removed certain items … Continue Reading

US Export Controls Workshop – “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” – Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK – July 23-25, 2018

Our Aerospace & Defense Group is pleased to partner once again with EGADD and Strategic Shipping Company Ltd to host the upcoming “The ITAR ‘Virus’ Continues to EARvolve!” US Export Controls Workshop in Stratford-Upon-Avon, UK, Monday, July 23 – Wednesday, July 25, 2018. 2018 welcomes the 11th anniversary of the workshop.… Continue Reading

CFIUS Clearance: MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates and DigitalGlobe

Status:   Clearance   Acquirer:  MacDonald Dettwiler and Associates Ltd. (Canada) Acquired:  DigitalGlobe, Inc. (US) Value:  US$3.6 billion (C$4.7 billion) Industry: Telecommunications; Aerospace   UPDATE:  On September 28, 2017, MacDonald, Dettwiler and Associates Ltd., the Canadian global communications and information company, and DigitalGlobe, Inc., a US based satellite imagery company, “announced that the Committee on Foreign Investment … Continue Reading

CFIUS Mitigation: Midea Group Co. Ltd. and KUKA AG

Status:  Clearance   Acquirer:  Midea Group Co., Ltd. (China) Acquired:  KUKA AG (Germany) Value:  Est. US$1.3 billion Industry:  Automation   UPDATE: On December 29, 2016, Midea Group received clearance from CFIUS and DDTC for its take-over of KUKA AG. (See KUKA Press Release, US Government Au thorities gront clearances for take-over of KUKA by Midea, … Continue Reading

New Rule Harmonises the EAR and ITAR Destination Control Statements

The US Commerce Department’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) each issued companion final rules (see here and here) that will amend the EAR and the ITAR, respectively, to harmonise the destination control statement language provided in both sets of regulations. These actions are the latest in a series taken pursuant … Continue Reading
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