We advise companies and citizens (including firearms and personal defense trainers) on their obligations under export control laws, including the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (“ITAR”). Our lawyers provide internal advisory opinions, and seek advisory opinions, guidance, and determinations from the State Department. We work with clients to prepare TAAs and MLAs. We take a proactive approach, working to identify exactly what our clients’ compliance obligations are, avoiding confusion and unnecessary administrative burden and expense.
Many companies and citizens do not realize that they fall under ITAR, even if they do not export products and even if they manufacture products that have only an indirect application in the firearms, munitions, and defense industries.
ITAR compliance is essential and the failure to comply can result in significant fines and penalties and impede contracts with the government and private customers and vendors.