An Introduction to ITAR Compliance

Date: April 30, 2020

Time: 11:00 a.m.–12:00 p.m. Eastern

Location: Webinar (Access instructions e-mailed upon registration)

Contact: Kelly Stella

PTAC presents, “An Introduction to ITAR Compliance,” with speakers from Nixon Peabody and NextCorps.


Welcome and Introduction to PTAC
Anna Vulaj and James F. Gerraughty

The Procurement Technical Assistance Program was established to expand the number of business capable of participating in government contracts. The program is administered by DoD’s Office of Small Business Program in cooperation with states, local governments, and nonprofit organizations.

Under the program, Procurement Technical Assistance Centers (PTACs) help businesses pursue and perform under contracts with the Department of Defense, other federal agencies, state and local governments, and with government prime contractors. Most of the assistance the PTACs provide is free.

ITAR Compliance: The Basics
Alexandra Lopez-Casero and David Crosby
Companies that manufacture or export defense articles must comply with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR can also apply to purely domestic activities, without any exporting. Whether you are new to the ITAR or need a quick refresher, this webinar will provide you with an overview of the key ITAR requirements, an update on the new registration process (DECCS), and practical considerations.

  • Introduction to Trade Defense Controls
  • When do you have to register?
  • What is controlled under the ITAR?
  • How do you know whether your product falls under the ITAR?
  • What type of technical data is ITAR-controlled?
  • When is a service a “defense service”?
  • Penalties
  • Export Compliance Tips

ITAR Financial Assistance
Mark Schrader
NextCorps Growth Services is the regional affiliate of the federal Manufacturing Extension Partnership and provides a conduit for small and mid-sized manufacturers to access local and national resources, including grants and funding to get new initiatives going. NextCorps offers unique approaches to organizational improvements and product innovation, minimizing risk while maximizing chances for success. Typical project areas include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Business Assessment
  • Lean Manufacturing Services
  • Quality Management
  • Energy and Waste Reduction
  • Lean Office Management
  • New Product Development and Prototyping
  • Sales and Marketing Initiatives
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