State Department publishes final ITAR Dual-Nationals Rule

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Saturday, 14 May 2011 21:51

In next Monday's edition of the Federal Register, the U.S. Department of State has published a final rule establishing a policy to address those who are unable to implement the exemption for intra-company, intra-organization, and intra-government transfers of defense articles and defense services by approved end-users to dual national and third-country nationals who are employees of such approved end-users.

We are reviewing the new regulation that, in part, will require approved end-users, prior to making transfers to certain dual national and third-country national employees, to screen employees, make an affirmative decision to allow access, and maintain records of screening procedures to prevent diversion of ITAR-controlled technology for purposes other than those authorized by the applicable export license or other authorization.

The Final Rule is effective starting August 15, 2011.

A more detailed analysis to follow.