U.S. Department of State Seeks Comments on Temporary ITAR Suspensions

Posted by Kelsay Calvaruso on 6/15/20 5:00 PM

On June 10, 2020, the U.S. Department of State requested comments on the temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions to certain provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) that were originally announced May 1, 2020.  The original changes were issued to “ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities registered with DDTC pursuant to the ITAR during the current SARS-COV2 public health emergency.”

The Department of State is seeking comments regarding the efficacy of the temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions, the expiration dates given, and if any additional temporary suspensions, modifications, or exceptions should be considered.

Comments are due by June 25, 2020.  Instructions for comment submission are in the Federal Register Notice:


The original Federal Register Notice outlines the changes and can be found here:


Topics: ITAR, Export, DDTC, State Department, Coronavirus, COVID-19

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