This page provides information intended to assist in using the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaties the U.S. has signed with the United Kingdom and Australia. The information provided here supports the users of the exemptions to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) created pursuant to the Treaties. Should you need further assistance, please contact the Response Team at (202) 663-1282 or send an email.
Note: Only the Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and the United Kingdom has entered into force, therefore, the exemption for transactions involving UK entities is the only one available for use at this time. The Defense Trade Cooperation Treaty between the United States and Australia is expected to enter into force in the Spring of 2013. Therefore, the ITAR exemption for transactions involving Australian entities is not yet available and the links below related to the Australian Treaty are not yet operational.
|Treaties News and Announcements|
|Regulations, Lists to Check, and Other Supporting Documentation|
The information and links provided below are intended to assist in your verification that a proposed transaction qualifies for the Treaty exemption. Remember that you must comply with all the provisions of the ITAR, including §126.17, in order to use this exemption.
The Treaty Reference System (TRS): TRS assists U.S. exporters in confirming whether a facility to which you intend to export is a member of the UK or Australian Approved Communities (AC), and therefore an eligible recipient of items exported pursuant to the exemptions created by the Treaties. AC members are assigned an Approved Community Identification Number (ACID) once approved for membership in the community. The AC member will need to provide its ACID to you. Because the AC is subject to change U.S. exporters can, with the ACID, confirm AC membership prior to export by entering the ACID into TRS. TRS is available to approved DTrade users after logging in to DTrade2.
Note: Only ACIDs for the UK Community are searchable in TRS. Once the Treaty with Australia enters into force ACIDs for Australian Community members will be searchable.
Lists to Check: Links to lists (e.g., approved end-uses, intermediate consignees, exempted technologies, etc.) needed to ensure compliance with the Treaty are also provided below in searchable PDF format.
Search Instructions: Open up the document and to search for a specific word use the Find function by pressing the Ctrl and F keys at the same time. A search box will appear. Type in the word you are looking for and hit enter.
|Criteria for U.S. Intermediate Consignees: U.S. intermediate consignees are those companies who are (i) exporters registered with DDTC and eligible; (ii) licensed customs brokers who are subject to background investigation and have passed a comprehensive examination administered by U.S. Customs and Border Protection; or (iii) commercial air freight and surface shipment carriers, freight forwarders, or other parties not exempt from registration under 129.3(b)(3) of the ITAR that are identified at the time of export as being on the U.S. Department of Defense Civil Reserve Air Fleet (CRAF) list of approved air carriers.|