In accordance with §25 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), the State Department prepares an annual report to Congress (the “Javits” Report) regarding arms sales proposals covering all Foreign Military Sales (FMS) and Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) of major weapons or weapons-related defense equipment for $7,000,000 or more, or of any other weapons or weapons-related defense equipment for $25,000,000 or more, which are considered eligible for approval.
The Javits Report brings to Congress’s attention proposed arms sales (that meet the above-delineated dollar value thresholds) that are to take place during the calendar year in which it receives the report. Thus, the 2008 Javits Report, for example, should contain information on sales expected to take place in 2008. The dollar values of the cases require notification to the Congress once an application encompassing a proposal is submitted to DDTC (in the case of direct commercial sales) for authorization. Thus, it behooves applicants to submit the DS-4048.
In order for DDTC to obtain the statutorily required information on such projected sales of major weapons or non-major weapons, companies are requested to submit Form DS-4048, accessible by link below, by October 7, 2011 . Please read the brief instructions first, also accessible below.
Instructions for Form DS-4048 (PDF, 19KB)
Form DS-4048 (XLS, 409KB)
Please submit the completed form, or questions concerning completing the Javits Report form, to: email@example.com.