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Updated 12.09.16

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Ensure commercial exports of defense articles and defense services are consistent with U.S. national security and foreign policy objectives.

New Items and Announcements
Industry Notice: DECCS Scheduled Outages (11.30.16)
The Defense Export Control and Compliance (DECCS) environment, including the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) application, will be unavailable to industry from 6:00PM (EST) to 8:00PM (EST) every Thursday starting December 1 for a regularly scheduled system maintenance window. Please ensure work in progress is saved prior to the scheduled downtime.

Industry Notice: Paper Case Backlog (11.21.16)
The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls is currently experiencing IT related issues which are causing a delay in the processing of paper case submissions. We apologize for any inconvenience or delays, and appreciate your patience while we work to improve DDTC services. If you need assistance, please contact the DDTC Service Desk at (202) 663-2838, or email at DtradeHelpDesk@state.gov.

Industry Notice: Categories VIII/XIX Transition (11.21.16)
On Monday, November 21st, 2016, DDTC published a final rule implementing revisions to Categories VIII and XIX of the United States Munitions List (USML), pursuant to the President's Export Control Reform initiative (see 81 Fed.Reg. 83,126). This final rule affects, inter alia, a narrow range of articles subject previously to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) but which will become subject to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) as of December 31st, 2016, the effective date of the final rule. The impacted articles relate primarily to next-generation platforms and will be controlled principally in USML paragraphs VIII(h)(29) and XIX(f)(12). DDTC offers the following guidance regarding licenses or authorizations pertaining to these articles:
    - Effective December 31st, 2016, for articles subject previously to the EAR but now subject to the ITAR under this rule, any unshipped balance under a Department of Commerce authorization will be null and void.
    - Effective December 31st, 2016, the ITAR will regulate the reexport or retransfer of articles subject previously to the EAR but now subject to the ITAR under this rule.

DDTC expects the scope of impacted authorizations to be limited and will assist exporters in expeditiously obtaining appropriate authorizations under the ITAR. Impacted exporters are encouraged to contact the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing through the DDTC Response Team at (202) 663-1282 or DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov. as soon as possible to discuss specific transition impacts.
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Industry Notice: DDTC Leadership Changes (11.04.16)
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  • Web Notice: Industry users that leverage batch conference call with DDTC (12.09.16)
    Industry users that leverage the batch submission process are invited to schedule an individual conference call with DDTC’s CIO for inquiries and discussion about how the batch process will work with upcoming DDTC changes to its systems and forms in calendar year 2017. Conference calls will be 20 minutes each, with time slots available daily from 11am-1pm EST., starting December 13, 2016 – January 13, 2017. To reserve a time slot with DDTC’s CIO contact the DDTC Helpdesk at 202-663-2838.
  • Licensing: One (1) new Name/Address change announcement has been posted. (12.05.16)
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  • Industry Notice: DECCS Scheduled Outages (11.30.16)
    The Defense Export Control and Compliance (DECCS) environment, including the Commodity Jurisdiction (CJ) application, will be unavailable to industry from 6:00PM (EST) to 8:00PM (EST) every Thursday starting December 1 for a regularly scheduled system maintenance window. Please ensure work in progress is saved prior to the scheduled downtime.
  • Federal Register Notice: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Disclosure of Violations of the Arms Export Control Act. (11.28.16)
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  • Federal Register Notice: Final Rule, Amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Revision of U.S. Munitions List Categories VIII and XIX. (11.21.16)
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  • About DDTC: The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls recently updated the Key Personnel listing to include individual contact information for the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance. (11.17.16)
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  • Industry Notice: All communication related to the IT Moderinzation effort can now be found on the IT Moderization Outreach page. (11.08.16)
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  • Licensing: Two (2) new Name/Address change announcement has been posted. (11.08.16)
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  • Outreach: In-House Seminar (11.04.16)
    Registration for The Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) In-House Seminar for December 14th, 2016 opens November 4th and closes November 18th. Attendees will be identified on a first-come, first-serve basis. All Attendees must be currently registered with DDTC. Preference will be given to new registrants and small-businesses. Participation will be limited to 30 attendees. A completed registration form must be sent to the DDTC In-House Seminar email, as an attachment, DDTCInHouseSeminars@state.gov.
  • Federal Register Notice: 30-Day Notice of Proposed Information Collection: Statement of Material Change, Merger, Acquisition, or Divestment of a Registered Party has been posted. (11.04.16)
    Click here to read the FRN | Click here to review the Proposed DS-7789Form | Click here to review the proposed DS-7789 Instructions
  • Licensing: Two (2) new Name/Address change announcement has been posted. (11.04.16)
    Click here to read.