Important ITAR Definitions
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ITAR Types of Licenses
Export and/or Temporary Import licenses are issued by the Department of State for the export or temporary import of “defense articles”. Common ITAR license types include:
- DSP-5 - Permanent Export License (Unclassified)
- A permanent export is four years or over, or anytime there is a transfer of title. e.g. The launch of an ITAR controlled satellite or satellite component on a foreign launch vehicle is a “Permanent Export”
- DSP-73 - Temporary Export License (Unclassified)
- DSP-61 - Temporary Import License (Unclassified)
- Temporary import is up to four (4) years
When required, NASA licenses are obtained per the internal Export Control Program (ECP).
The ITAR contains numerous exemptions to licensing requirements. U.S. government agencies enjoy several unique exemptions not available to others. Some ITAR licensing exemptions are applied to NASA as a U.S. government agency.
ITAR proscribed countries
If a country appears on this list, it is (generally) U.S. policy to deny licenses, or other approvals, associated with exports and imports of defense articles and defense services, destined for or originating in that country. License exemptions do not apply in all circumstances and never when dealing with “foreign persons” of proscribed countries (22 CFR 126.1).
|CENTRAL AFRICAN REPUBLIC||CUBA|
|REPUBLIC OF THE SUDAN||YEMEN|
|DEMOCRATIC REPUBLIC OF THE CONGO|
Table 1: List of ITAR proscribed countries
Note:This entire section was based on the material “U.S. Export Control Laws and Regulations”, listed as the reference 1.