Starting out toward compliance



Starting out toward ITAR compliance can be daunting. Note that I am assuming the organization participates in the manufacturing or exporting of Defense Articles or Defense Services.

First things first:
Someone needs to understand the Regulations. Yes someone must be assigned to read the entire regulation. So lets briefly look at the parts:

§120 Purpose and Definitions
This part describes the authority for the regulation, who does what with in the Department of State and provides definitions of the key terms.
So for example if you don't know what constitutes an Export or who is and who is not a "U.S. Person", you need to study all of §120.

§ 121 The United States Munitions List
This part describes all of the Categories within the USML, such as Cat VIII Aircraft and Associated Equipment.
The USML here is the
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