Department Seal Defense Trade Security Initiative:
Technical Data Exports for Acquisitions, Teaming Arrangements, Mergers, Joint Ventures and Similar Arrangements

Fact Sheet Released by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs,
U.S. Department of State and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C., May 24, 2000
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When U.S. defense companies pursue teaming arrangements with foreign companies look into acquisition opportunities abroad or even simply brainstorm with non-U.S. counterparts, they usually need to exchange technical data. To facilitate such activities, the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC) has created a new, comprehensive export authorization to permit qualified U.S. defense companies to exchange a broad set of technical data necessary for such undertakings with qualified foreign firms from NATO, Japan or Australia.

Unlike export authorizations for marketing, this authorization would cover a much broader range of technical data needed to assess with some degree of depth and transparency opportunities for teaming arrangements, joint ventures, mergers, acquisitions, or similar arrangements between well-known U.S. and qualified foreign companies.

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Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Department of State