DS-4071: ITAR Procedure Update from State
From the US Department of State, which is busy with an anti-stimulus program of freezing defense-related exports to key allies and markets, while it conducts an indefinite bureaucratic “review” of those relationships:
March 5/09: DS-4071: Notification of Initial Exports of Technical Data and/or Defense Services per 22 CFR 123.22(b)(3). See MS Word file.
“Pursuant to 22 CFR 123.22(b)(3), the exporter of record (e.g., license applicant or agreement holder) must notify the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) of the initial export of technical data and/or defense services. Currently, the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) requires this notification to be provided to DDTC electronically. The electronic mechanism to meet this requirement, the DS-4071, is not available at this time. The required notification must be provided to DDTC via paper submission. DDTC is continuing to work on the implementation of the DS-4071 and will provide status updates via web notice. The final implementation of the DS-4071, and instructions, will be provided via Federal Register notice.”