02.04.15 Licensing Notice: Effective immediately, DDTC will make a slight change to the validity dates for certain agreements affected by Export Control Reform. If an agreement contains multiple USML categories, the "relevant final rule" now refers to the last rule impacting any of the categories contained in the agreement. This change has been made to alleviate the potential burden on exporters of seeking multiple authorizations or multiple amendments due to the staggered release of the revised USML categories. The Guidelines for Preparing Electronic Agreements, Table 20.1, Note 1, is hereby changed to read: "If an agreement contains multiple USML categories, the "relevant final rule" refers to the last rule impacting any of the agreement's categories."
To view the guidelines for preparing electronic agreements please click here (PDF, 2.8MB). (Updated 03/28/16)
|General Guidance for Agreements||Section 3|
|New TAAs/MLAs||Section 5|
|TAA/MLA Amendments||Section 6|
|Request for Proviso Reconsideration||Section 13|
|In Furtherance of Agreements||Section 15|
|Export Control Reform||Section 20|
As described in §124.1, an agreement approved by DTCL is required for a U.S. person to provide a defense service to a foreign person, an authorization to manufacture defense articles abroad, or to establish a distribution point abroad for defense articles of U.S. origin for subsequent distribution to foreign persons. The export or temporary import of defense articles (technical data or hardware) may be addressed in the scope of an agreement as well, but the provision of a defense service, transfer of manufacturing know-how or production rights, or establishment of a distribution point abroad is what distinguishes an "Agreement" from other forms of authorizations issued by DTCL.