What is ITAR Compliant or ITAR Certified.
It has become a common practice by many companies, primarily defense contractors, to require a company who wants to become a vendor to be ITAR Compliant or ITAR Certified. ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations). The basic definition of ITAR compliant is:
For a company involved in the manufacture, sale or distribution of goods or services covered under the United States Munitions List (USML) or a component supplier to goods covered under USML, the contractual stipulation or requirement of being “ITAR compliant” means that the company must be registered with the State Department’s State Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC), if required, as spelled out on the DDTC’s web site and the company must understand and abide by the ITAR as it applies to their USML linked goods or services. The company themselves is certifying that they operate in accordance with the ITAR when they accept being a supplier to the USML prime exporter.
The basic premise of ITAR compliance is that a company needs to be registered with the State Department’s State Directorate of Defense Trade Control (DDTC) and be aware of the compliance requirements of ITAR and certify that they have the necessary information and knowledge
This explanation does not constitute legal advice. If you have any questions as to how you are affected by the ITAR requirements, you should seek legal advice.
FiberNext has been providing fiber optics materials solutions, custom fiber optics products, technical fiber optics training and value-added fiber optic services to users and companies across the United States. FiberNext is ITAR certified and ISO 9001:2008 certified.