ITAR COMPLIANCE PROCESS
Contrary to popular belief, there is no official “certification” in the same way that there are ISO certifications. However, there are industry-accepted standards that are applicable and a certain expectation by the US State Department for companies that register in accordance with the ITAR Section 122.
The ITAR has a requirement for any company that manufactures and/or exports defense articles to register with them. Defense Articles may include any hardware, technical data, and/or services related to an item that has been manufactured or modified for a military application. Exports can occur with shipments overseas or by even providing technical data to a Foreign Person in the US.
We are also very familiar with the DoD and prime defense contractors flowing down the requirement for “ITAR Certification” to their US suppliers as a way of ensuring compliance within their supply chain.