In the first of what are expected to be multiple changes to the registration provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations ("ITAR"), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") today revised ITAR §122.3 to eliminate the two year ITAR registration period. Exporters may now only register for a period of one year, at a cost of $1,750, and must submit a request for registration renewal at least 30 days prior to the expiration date.
While this change ensures a more regular income stream for the Government from registration fees, it adds to the already lengthy list of responsibilities that export personnel must schedule and address. This change does not alter existing expiration dates for registrations issued to exporters by DDTC. However, those exporters will only be permitted to renew their registration for a period of one year when they reach their current registration date.
(Source: [Federal Register: July 18, 2008 (Volume 73, Number 139)] http://edocket.access.gpo.gov/2008/E8-16537.htm )