DDTC Announces New Policies And Changes Affecting ITAR Registrations

COVID 19 has impacted our daily lives. DDTC is no exception. Between the DECCS rollout and COVID 19 telework, DDTC is impacted and has responded with the following policies and changes intended to aid industry and ease the burden on exporters that may be hampered during this period to make filings in accordance with the ITAR timelines or existing export authorizations.


  • Effective March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension of the requirement in ITAR Parts 122 and 129 to renew registration as a manufacturer, exporter, and/or broker and pay a fee on an annual basis by extending ITAR registrations expiring on February 29, March 31, April 30, May 31, and June 30, 2020 for two months from the original date of expiration.

  • DDTC is also pursuing a one-time temporary reduction in registration fees for certain categories of DDTC registrants. More information on any change will be provided on DDTC’s website. 

Voluntary disclosures

  • Voluntary Disclosures can be filed electronically to DTCC-CaseStatus@state.gov

  • DDTC Compliance is now granting an additional 30 days for responses to its request-for-information letters related to voluntary and directed disclosure matters. DDTC Compliance is also considering extensions for the submission of full voluntary disclosures on a case-by-case basis. Extension requests should be sent via email to DTCC-CaseStatus@state.gov on company letterhead in PDF format.


Validity period of export licenses

  • Effective March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and exception to the limitations on the duration of ITAR licenses contained in ITAR Parts 120-130, including but not necessarily limited to ITAR §§ 123.5(a) (temporary exports), 123.21(a) (duration of licenses), and 129.6(e) (validity of brokering approval), to extend any license that expires between March 13, 2020, and May 31, 2020, for six (6) months from the original date of expiration so long as there is no change to the scope or value of the authorization and no Name/Address changes are required. This six (6) month extension is warranted in light of the unique challenges applicants face in the current environment when attempting to coordinate with U.S. and foreign business partners regarding the scope of applications.

Note: this extension is automatic and requires no action by the license holder

Remote work by company and long term contract employees defined by ITAR 120.39

  • To support remote work in this extraordinary period, effective March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and exception to the requirement that a regular employee, for purposes of ITAR § 120.39(a)(2), work at the company’s facilities, to allow the individual to work at a remote work location, so long as the individual is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR § 126.1. This suspension, modification, and exception shall terminate on July 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended in writing.

Remote work by regular employees (ITAR 120.39) of foreign signatories to TAAs/MLAs or ITAR exemptions

  • Effective March 13, 2020, authorization for regular employees of licensed entities who are working remotely in a country not currently authorized by a TAA, MLA, or exemption to send, receive, or access any technical data authorized for export, reexport, or retransfer to their employer via a TAA, MLA, or exemption so long as the regular employee is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR § 126.1. This suspension, modification, and exception shall terminate on July 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended in writing.

Paper filings with DDTC, adjudication of filing will be emailed to the applicant

  • DDTC is implementing new procedures and will send to the contact listed on the application email scans of final action letters for General Correspondence requests submitted in writing. If email information was not provided, final actions will continue to be mailed back to the applicant.

  • DDTC is implementing new procedures and will send to the applicant email scans of unclassified final action letters for DSP-85s submitted in writing. If email information was not provided, final actions will continue to be mailed back to the applicant. The Defense Counterintelligence and Security Agency (DCSA) will continue to receive original sealed copies through the mail.

Note: Approvals for DSP-5, DSP-61, DSP-73, and TAAs/MLAs/WDAs in DECCS, DDTC’s electronic portal and can be retrieved via DECCS 

Expedited requests for licensing in support of U.S Operations

  • DDTC is re-issuing guidance for the expedited authorization of requests submitted in support of U.S. Operations (USOP) at DTCL SOP – USOPS Guidance. Refer to the DDTC website

DDTC to file Congressional Notifications electronically

  • In coordination with Congress and DOD, DDTC has moved to electronic submissions of Congressional Notifications of proposed Direct Commercial Sales (DCS) and Foreign Military Sales (FMS) to the Congress.


  • DDTC is leveraging updated staffing protocols to ensure streamlined interagency licensing reviews.

Part 130 Reporting

  • DDTC is accepting electronic submissions of FMS Part 130 reports via email at DDTC-Part130Notices@state.gov.

Updated information repoints of contact

  • To facilitate timely responses to inquiries from the public and regulated industry, DDTC has added additional points of contact on the Key Personnel tab of the About DDTC page on the DDTC website, and additional staffing and IT resources have been added to its Response Team and Help Desk functions.

For your ITAR registrations and compliance needs, please visit FD Associates, they can definitely help you as they have 100 years of combined experience in this field.

Get Value For Money On Composite Doors

Composite doors would be a good choice when it comes to choosing a new front or back door because they are good insulators. These doors are cost-effective too. Most doors that come pre-installed in UPVC frames are available in different finishes and designs. 

Composite doors come in a large number of options, thus you can install a door according to your needs. But ensure to consult a composite door installer in detail before the installation process begins. Many homeowners get composite doors installed but after a few days they understand that their design or style selection is not good.  You can learn about composite doors and their installation process through https://affordedoors.com/composite-doors/

After hiring an installation company, the process becomes smooth. You can choose the features you want, and pay only for what you want. 

When it comes to maximizing insulation material relative to your doors, there is only one alternative: buying and setting up composite doors. As the name suggests, composite doors are constructed from a variety of substances, giving a heavy-duty door combined with a durable, worry-free skin that never needs to be changed over the life of this door.

Composite doors do not only have a stylish and attractive appearance, but also they are more durable. All these factors make the composite doors affordable along with other factors such as superior quality. 


Why mobile crane sales Australia is the preferred choice?

Mobile crane sales Australia

Construction is the fastest growing industry these days. You can see the multi-story buildings and tall skyscrapers. Well, without construction, it is impossible to make these structures. Cranes play a crucial role in their formation. Mobile crane sales Australia offers this equipment at an affordable price.

You see, huge sites are dug up before started construction of a new building. In these sites, various kinds of machinery are there, but mobile cranes are probably the most noticeable machinery among all of them.

Cranes are among the most essential equipment in the construction sites. Manual labor is restricted in the active region of this machinery. Workers can lift smaller objects, but they can’t lift and load bulky items. Here, cranes play their part and do the heavy work. In these situations, mobile cranes are extremely handy.

Carnes are of various types, whether it is conventional or the latest mobile cranes. Mobile cranes are a newbie in the market, but their popularity is increasing rapidly. So, here are some benefits of mobile cranes that make them different from the standard ones.

Benefits of mobile cranes:

  • They consume less space.

Earlier, construction sites are huge, and using conventional cranes was not an issue. But time has changed. The size of the construction sites is limited these days, and placing big machines is almost impossible. So, one can take the help of mobile cranes because they are mobile and do not require more space. They have become the preferred choice of builders over the years.

  • Equipped to do the heavy lifting

Mobile crane is compact as compared to conventional cranes, but there is the same. They are capable of lifting and loading heavy objects. The size of these cranes doesn’t affect their capability. It runs on hydraulic power and smoothly carries out all its tasks.

  • Take less time to set up.

The process of installation of tower cranes consumes a lot of time. On the other hand, mobile cranes require a fraction of time. In this fast-paced world, time is everything; you can’t spend much time installing the crane. Besides, it is time that performs the actual task. Mobile cranes are easy to set up; that is why they can save your precious time.

Just like any other machinery, it also requires proper maintenance. You don’t need to worry about that thing if you get service from mobile crane sales Australia. Their services are exceptional and have a genuine reputation in the market. They are in this business for many years.

It is essential to spend proper time on research before buying any product. Compare their services with the other company’s services. Then, you will know that their service is the best in the industry. They have high experience in providing high – quality service.

The investment for these kinds of machinery is high. So, it is essential to choose the best quality mobile cranes from a highly reputed company.

They have trained professionals who have the desired skills and knowledge about mobile cranes. They assist you in getting your desired crane. If you want service from them, they can help you.

Identifying and Managing Crowd Control Risks

Plan your event strategically as you might come across various hazards and hurdles. During events handling the crowd’s safety must be your priority. You and your team management team might wonder about the general and big harms caused during the events but might skip the basic and simple things. When your invited crowd moves from one point to another, the mess can be created there and then. And so, it is advised to use crowd control accessories that majorly works to assemble your crowd and handle them efficiently. For your convenience, you can buy them by searching stanchions Vancouver at www.alphacrowdcontrol.com.

To identify and manage crowd control risks you need to focus & follow certain things:

– Identify key challenges and risks. These must be your priority steps. You can analyze every possibility that can happen and make arrangements.

– Know the number of guests arriving during the event. This will allow event managers to organize the event accordingly. Your event majorly depends on your crowds and so you must be ready with handling them in a proper way.

– Check your venue. Before planning the event see how you need to organize the venue and what all you need to take care of. This way you can easily handle your crowds with minimal risk.