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DDTC Issues Interim Final Rule Making Important Changes to Transmission of Encrypted ITAR Technical Data

On December 26th, 2019 the Department of State published in the Federal Register (Volume 84, No. 247 an interim final rule that will, effective March 2020 amend the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) to a) define activities that do not constitute an export, re-export, re-transfer or temporary import, b) create a new definition of “access information” and 3) revise the current ITAR definitions of export, re-export, re-transfer, temporary import and release. While the technical changes noted in this interim final rule are too extensive and detailed to cover within the context of a brief blog post, by far the most important change relates to the manner in which DDTC […]