Defense Trade News and Export Policy Bulletin

Published by the State Department's Bureau of Political-Military Affairs


Index of past issues

  • Volume 1, Number 1: March 1990

    • Fresh Start for the '90s: New Organization Replaces OMC
    • Defense Trade Priority at State: New Leadership Addressed Problems Early On
    • Controls Office Expanding: Faster, More Responsive Licensing The Goal
    • Project Accelerate A Success: 11,000 + Licenses Issued In Seven Weeks
    • Workload Reductions Underway: DSP-61s For Repairs & Warranty Exchanges Being Eliminated
    • Center Offering New Services: EC92, CJ Hot Lines Effective Immediately
    • CJ Procedure Clarified
    • Registration Notice

  • Volume 1, Number 2: June 1990

    • Project Accelerate Institutionalized: 92% of Cases Issued or Staffed Within 10 Days
    • Workload Reductions Moving Forward: Ten Initiatives Already in Testing Phase
    • CJs Decontrolling Commodities: 87 Items So Far in 1990, 40 Days Average Time
    • Minimizing "Returned Without Action" Cases: A Six-Step Checklist for Avoiding RWA's
    • China Defense Trade Policy: An Overview After One Year
    • 55 Years of Defense Trade Controls: Munitions List Controls Over the Years
    • "Empowered Official" Guidelines

  • Volume 1, Number 3: September 1990

    • New State Directive on Defense Trade: Embassies Advised to Support U.S. Companies
    • The Bottom Line, Fast Licensing: Average License Issued in 13 Days
    • New Computer System On-Line: Advanced Technologies Aiding Licensing
    • Go Ask ALISS...: Telephonic License Status System On-Line
    • Iraq/Kuwait Policy Notice: Special Handling of Persian Gulf Cases
    • A Checklist for Preparing CJ Requests
    • Eastern Europe Defense Imports Policy
    • U.S. Eases Military Export Path (Courtesy of Defense News, 2 July 1990)
    • Overview of the Policy Office

  • Volume 2, Number 2: April 1991

    • U.S. Moves Against Weapons of Mass Destruction: New Proliferation Control Regulations Issued
    • Defense Trade with Czechoslovakia, Hungary, and Poland: Some Exceptions for USML Exports Now Being Made
    • The Congressional Notification Process: Special Handling of All "Hill" Cases
    • A Guide to Amendment Requests: DTC Now Accepting DSP-61 and DSP-73 Amendments
    • Defense Trade Trends, East Asia and the Pacific: Strong Prospects for U.S. Exporters
    • DoD Criteria for "FMS-Only" Hardware Sales

  • Volume 2, Number 3: July 1991

    • Middle East Arms Control Initiative: President Announces Nonproliferation Proposals
    • Eastern Europe: Defense Trade with Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia
    • Yugoslavia: Embargo Imposed on Sale and Export of Defense Items
    • South Africa: Arms Restrictions Remain in Force
    • COCOM Update: Agreement Reached on New Strategic Commodities Core List
    • Joint Conference on Defense Trade: CDT and SIA Cosponsor Briefing in Paris for Industry
    • Arms Control, Arms Transfers, and U.A.E. Helicopters: Statement by Assistant Secretary of State for Politico-Military Affairs
    • Compliance Function at CDT: Statement by Director of Center for Defense Trade
    • Identifying Defense Trade Opportunities: Uses of the Advisory Opinion, Technical Data License, and Demonstration License
    • Inertial Navigation Systems: Change in International Traffic in Arms Regulations

  • Volume 2, Number 4: October 1991

    • Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania: Diplomatic Relations
    • Enhancing U.S. Trade Competitiveness: CDT Will Review Lists of Prospective Reexports
    • Chile: U.S. Commercial Defense Trade
    • Enforcement: Sanctions Imposed for Illegal Transfers to Iran
    • Commodity Jurisdiction Procedures: How to Prepare Requests on Specialized Items
    • Industrial Security: Role of the Defense Investigative Service in Exporting
    • COCOM Update: Revision of the International Munitions List

  • Volume 3, Number 1: January 1992

    • International Security Environment: Retrospective and Look Ahead
    • Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia: Determination of Foreign Military Sales Eligibility
    • Newly Independent States: Policy on Transfers to Former Soviet Republics
    • China: Effect of Sanctions on Defense Trade
    • Assisting Defense Firms Overseas: How One U.S. Embassy Does It
    • Class and Multiple Commodity Jurisdiction Requests: Reduced Processing Time
    • Prohibited Destinations: Change in International Traffic in Arms Regulations

  • Volume 3, Number 2: April 1992

    • International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Major Revision Proposed
    • U.S. Munitions List: Amendments Move Items to Commerce Control List
    • China: Trade Sanctions Update
    • Commonwealth of Independent States: Space-Related Acquisitions from Former Soviet Union
    • Defense Trade Advisory Group: Government-Industry Consultative Body Established
    • Defense Trade Working Group: Interagency Body Seeks to Facilitate Legitimate Exports
    • Sanctioned Governments: Treasury Department Lists Specially Designated Nationals
    • Compliance and Administrative Proceedings: Voluntary Disclosures, Suspension/Revocation of Export Licenses and Approvals, Statutory Debarment, and Exception Requests
    • JAE Export Violation Case: Penalties Levied
    • COCOM: Status of International Munitions List Review
    • Farnborough Air Show: CDT and SIA to Cosponsor Seminar in London

  • Volume 3, Number 3: July 1992

    • Technology Transfer: Technical Assistance and Manufacturing License Agreements and Offshore Procurement
    • Blue Lantern Program: End-Use Checks in the Licensing Process
    • Ombudsman Compliance Procedure: A Program for Prevention
    • CDT/SIA Conference on Defense Trade: Precedes Farnborough Air Show
    • Licenses for the Farnborough Air Show: Time Is Running Out
    • How To Avoid Registration Problems: Planning Ahead Is the Key to Success
    • Enforcement Action: Revocation of Licenses and Approvals

  • Volume 3, Number 4: October 1992

    • Defense Trade Advisory Group: Government-Private Sector Partnership in Action
    • Partnership of Concerns: DTAG Chairman Discusses Government-Private Sector Cooperation
    • DTAG Leadership: Stewards of the Working Groups
    • Trade with Former Eastern Bloc Countries: Policy on Arms Exports to Former Soviet Union & Warsaw Pact
    • Yugoslavia Embargo: UN and U.S. Sanctions Continue
    • Identifying High-Risk Exports: Standards for Industry Screening of Potential Exports
    • Guidleines for Preparing CJs: Outline for Commodity Jurisdiction Requests
    • Expedited CJs For Mass Market Software: New Procedures Speed Jurisdictional Transfer for Software with Encryption Groups

  • Volume 4, Number 1 and 2: January and April 1993

    • Defense Trade Advisory Group Holds Meetings: DTAG Discusses Coming Year's Activities
    • New Defense Trade Policies: Sudan, Cyprus, South Africa's "Homelands", Somalia, Yemen, Liberia, and Anti-Personnel Mines Subject to U.S. Policy
    • Notifying Congress: Update on the Congressional Notification Process and Special Handling of "Hill" Cases
    • NATO E-3A Related License Applications: Special Procedures for NATO AEW Program
    • Rolled Bars and Ammunition Penetrator Blanks: Differences Defined and Legislation Discussed
    • State Department Reorganizes Export Control: State Department to Consolidate Export Control Policy and Operations in One Bureau
    • Advisory Opinions: Procedure to Determine Likelihood of Export Approval
    • Your Current License Status: DTC's Licensing Support Staff Provides Information
    • New Application Forms Approved: Revised Munitions Application Forms Feature Less Paperwork, Easier Preparation
    • Visiting the Office of Defense Trade Controls: A Guide to Dining and Lodging in the Rosslyn Area
    • Where in the World Is It?: Using DOS Geographic Regions to Speed Licensing

  • Volume 4, Number 3: July 1993

    • Revised ITAR Published: International Traffic in Arms Regulations Amended
    • Meeting with DTC Director: Companies Encouraged to Meet Face-to-Face
    • What Our Readers Say: Summary of 1993 Readers Questionnaire
    • New Defense Trade Actions: Armour of America, Burma, Guatemala, Zaire, and Angola Subject to New U.S. Policies
    • State Department Plans Appeal Mechanism: DTAG Recommends State Appeal Review Process (SARP)
    • Specially Designated Nationals List Expands: Treasury Department Publishes Lists for Yugoslavia and Haiti
    • Registration, The First Step in Defense Trade: Guidelines for Registration
    • Company Export Procedures Manual: A Suggested "Table of Contents" for an Internal Operations Manual
    • ROBB - The Electronic Assistant: A Review of the Features of the Remote Electronic On-Line Bulletin Board

  • Volume 5, Number 1: January 1994

    • Non-Proliferation and Export Control Policy: White House Unveils New Framework
    • The Export Control Agenda: Under Secretary of State Davis Testifies
    • Fine-Tuning the ITAR: Questions and Answers on the Revised International Traffic in Arms Regulations
    • Don't Just Carp; Turn to SARP: A New Licensing Appeal Mechanism at State
    • DTSA's Role in the Export Review Process: An Introduction to the Defense Technology Security Agency
    • ELLIE Comes on Line: DTS Introduces Electronic License Submission
    • State Tiger Team Unleashed: Reorganizing for Efficiency at the Office of Defense Trade Controls

  • Volume 5, Number 2: April 1994

    • COCOM, An End and a Beginning: End of the Cold War Brings Changes to Multilateral Export Controls
    • Licensing Cyberspace: Evolving Policies on Encryption Technologies
    • Lean Times Ahead for FMF: U.S. Government Budget for Foreign Military Financing Shrinks
    • A New Chief for Defense Trade: An Interview with Deputy Assistant Secretary Martha Caldwell Harris
    • National Disclosure Policy: A Primer on the Process
    • Perestroika at PM: A Guide to the Restructured Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
    • ELSA Speeds Staffing: State's Export License Staffing Analysis Network Cuts License Processing Time
    • SARP Update: State Appeals Review Process Gets Underway

  • Volume 5, Number 3: July 1994

    • U.S. Initiatives for Demining and Landmine Control: Beyond the Export Moratorium
    • Upgrading Soviet Systems, the "MiG Policy" Question: State Department to Consider American Participation in Indian MiG Upgrades
    • Firearms Exports: U.S., Other Governments Cooperate to Combat Diversions
    • DTC's Customer Service Plan: Commitment to Our Customers
    • Blue Lantern on Guard: A Primer on State's Program of End-Use and End-User Checks
    • Indications of Suspicious Transactions: A Checklist for Exporters
    • Access Denied: A Guide to Proscribed and Restricted Export Destinations
    • Redefining "U.S. Person": Regulatory Revision Clarifies Licensing Eligibility
    • Firearms Exports, Enhanced Procedures: Regulatory Changes on Import Certification and Assault Weapons
    • Licensing Cyberspace, Part II: New Procedures for Encryption Exports
    • Agreement Notes, Part I, Using the Hardware Exemption: A New Alternative to Licenses for Agreement-Related Hardware
    • ITAR Exemption Crib Sheet: Fine Print in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations

  • Volume 6, Number 1: October 1995

    • Leadership Changes in Defense Trade: Bureau of Political-Military Affairs Gets New Leadership
    • Thomas E. McNamara, Assistant Secretary of State for Political-Military Affairs: A Message to Industry
    • Federal Register Online: Same Day Updates Online
    • Agreement Notes, Part II, Estimating Values: No More "Worthless" Agreements, Please
    • Zeroing in on Munitions List Categories: Accurate Applications Speed Processing
    • DSP-119, Application for Amendment: What It Is and How to Use It
    • Arms Transfer Reorganization: Political-Military Review More Efficient
    • Foreign Export Control Cooperation and Assistance: The State Department's Role

  • Volume 7, Number 1: May 1996

    • Remarks by Thomas E. McNamara: The CAT Policy and USG Assistance in Specirfic Procurement Cases
    • Revised Computer Export Controls: Regulatory Revisions to Focus on National Security
    • Offshore Procurement: A Comprehensive View
    • Part 130 - Political Contributions, Fees & Commissions: Retainer Fee Interpretation, 22 C.F.R. Section 130.5
    • Registration of Manufacturers: Compliance Benefits All
    • Question and Answer Forum: Now You Know...

  • Volume 7, Number 2: September 1996

    • Office of Defense Controls Customer Satisfaction Report

  • Volume 8, Number 1: March 1997

    • Regulation of Brokering Activities: New Legislation Requirements
    • Amendments to the ITAR: Final Rules Published
    • ITAR Distribution: Where it Can be Found
    • Defense Services in Support of FMS Needs Agreements: A Case Example
    • Identification of Submitted Documents: How Industry Can Help
    • Pick-Up of Completed Export Authorizations: Check ROBB First

  • Volume 8, Number 2: June 1997

    • Special Edition: Office of Defense Trade Controls Customer Satisfaction Survey


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