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Are you a business or an organization involved in the importation or exportation of arms and other weapons, military items, as well as defense-related technologies and articles? In case you’re new to the industry and you have zero knowledge about all the legalities involved, it’s imperative and relevant to know that all companies and businesses engaged in it need to have an International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR) Certification.
All companies involved in the said business, whether your business is in the manufacturing, the sale, the assembly, the distribution – or even the production would need to have the certification. Essentially speaking, all articles and technologies listed in the United States Munitions List or USML need to have the ITAR Certification.
USML vs. ITAR
Many people – even businesses and organizations in the industry sometimes get confused in determining the differences between the USML and the ITAR. For further clarification, the USML or the United States Munitions List is the official list of all the weapons, articles, services, and technologies involved in the military, space, and defense industry in the United States.
The ITAR, on the other hand, is the set of US Government rules and regulations regarding the exportation and the importation of the articles officially in the USML.
They’re technically related and the same – the difference they have is in terms of what their purpose is. The USML is the list; the ITAR is the regulation or the rules of all articles, services, and technologies in the list.
Acquiring an ITAR Certification would not give you the overall assurance that you’ll be able to sell products and services; you also need to make sure that you are registered with the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC). Furthermore, you need to be compliant and conform to all the rules and regulations of the ITAR, individually and specifically.
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Why ITAR is Important
Keep in mind that the ITAR is one of the standards required especially if you’re in the same line of business. Should you be caught by authorities not abiding by its rules and regulations, you can face penalties; these penalties can include:
- Criminal fines can go as high as $1 million;
- Ten (10) years of prison
- Civil fines that can be as high as $500,000 for each violation
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- Asset Management ISO 55001
- Automotive Core Tools
- Automotive IATF 16949
- Body Armor BA 9000
- Capability Maturity Model Integration
- Counterfeits AS6081
- Energy ISO 50001 and SEP
- Environmental ISO 14001
- Ethical Sourcing SQFI
- Facility Management ISO 41001
- Food Safety Modernization Act FDA FSMA
- Food Safety ISO 22000
- Forestry SFI ATFS
- Gluten-Free Certification
- Info Security ISO/IEC 27001
- International Traffic in Arms Regulations, ITAR
- IT Service ISO/IEC 20000-1
- Laboratory Accreditation ISO 17025
- Medical Devices ISO 13485
- Occupational Health and Safety Management System
- Packaging ISO 15378
- Quality ISO 9001
- Responsible Care RC14001
- Supply Chain ISO 28000
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