Department of State

The Department of State's Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) oversees the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR encompasses primary military items, technology, technical services, and software. A license from DDTC is required for certain transactions, prior to the transaction occurring.

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

  • Citation: 22 CFR 120-130
  • Agency: Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), US Department of State
  • Statutory Authority: Arms Export Control Act (AECA)
  • Scope: Primarily military technology, technical data and services.
  • Examples of Items Controlled: satellite technology, some unmanned aerial vehicles, global positioning systems, chemicals, night vision technology, navigation systems, sonar and radar systems, military electronics and software.