International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations, 25287 [2020-08839]

Download as PDF Federal Register / Vol. 85, No. 85 / Friday, May 1, 2020 / Rules and Regulations DEPARTMENT OF STATE 22 CFR Parts 120, 122, 123, 124, and 129 [Public Notice: 11094] International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations Department of State. Temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions. AGENCY: ACTION: The Department of State is issuing this document to inform the public of certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions for the durations described herein to several provisions of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These actions are taken in order 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. DATES: This document is issued May 1, 2020. FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Heidema, Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State, telephone (202) 663–1282, or email DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov. ATTN: Notice of Suspension, Modification, or Exception. SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to ensure continuity of operations within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among entities registered with DDTC pursuant to part 122 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), DDTC provides notice of the temporary suspension, modification, or exception to several ITAR provisions. These actions are being taken pursuant to ITAR § 126.2, which allows for the temporary suspension or modification of provisions of the ITAR, and ITAR § 126.3, which allows for exceptions to provisions of the ITAR. These actions are in the interest of the security and foreign policy of the United States. Further, they are warranted as a result of the exceptional and undue hardships and risks to safety caused by the public health emergency related to the SARS– COV2 pandemic. The President declared a national emergency on March 13, 2020, as a result of this public health crisis.1 1. As of February 29, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, SUMMARY: 1 Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020, 85 FR 15337 (Mar. 18, 2020). VerDate Sep<11>2014 08:05 May 01, 2020 Jkt 250001 and exception to the requirement in ITAR parts 122 and 129 to renew registration as a manufacturer, exporter, and/or broker and pay a fee on an annual basis by extending ITAR registrations with an expiration date of February 29, March 31, April 30, May 31, or June 30, 2020—for two (2) months from the original date of expiration. 2. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and exception to the limitations on the duration of ITAR licenses and agreements contained in ITAR parts 120 through 130, including but not necessarily limited to ITAR §§ 123.5(a), 123.21(a), and 129.6(e), to extend any license or agreement that expires between March 13, 2020 and May 31, 2020—for six (6) months from the original date of expiration so long as there is no change to the scope or value of the authorization and no Name/Address changes are required. This six (6) month extension is warranted in light of the unique challenges applicants face in the current environment when attempting to coordinate with U.S. and foreign business partners regarding the scope of applications. 3. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and exception to the requirement that a regular employee, for purposes of ITAR § 120.39(a)(2), work at the company’s facilities, to allow the individual to work at a remote work location, so long as the individual is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR § 126.1. This suspension, modification, and exception shall terminate on July 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended in writing. 4. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and exception to authorize regular employees of licensed entities who are working remotely in a country not currently authorized by a technical assistance agreement, manufacturing license agreement, or exemption to send, receive, or access any technical data authorized for export, reexport, or retransfer to their employer via a technical assistance agreement, manufacturing license agreement, or exemption so long as the regular employee is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR § 126.1. This suspension, modification, and exception shall terminate on July 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended in writing. Authority: 22 CFR 126.2 and 126.3 Zachary A. Parker, Director, Office of Directives Management, U.S. Department of State. 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DEPARTMENT OF STATE

22 CFR Parts 120, 122, 123, 124, and 129

[Public Notice: 11094]


International Traffic in Arms Regulations: Notification of 
Temporary Suspension, Modification, or Exception to Regulations

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions.

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SUMMARY: The Department of State is issuing this document to inform the 
public of certain temporary suspensions, modifications, and exceptions 
for the durations described herein to several provisions of the 
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). These actions are 
taken in order 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.

DATES: This document is issued May 1, 2020.

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT: Sarah Heidema, Office of Defense Trade 
Controls Policy, U.S. Department of State, telephone (202) 663-1282, or 
email [email protected]. ATTN: Notice of Suspension, 
Modification, or Exception.

SUPPLEMENTARY INFORMATION: In order to ensure continuity of operations 
within the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and among 
entities registered with DDTC pursuant to part 122 of the International 
Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), DDTC provides notice of the 
temporary suspension, modification, or exception to several ITAR 
provisions. These actions are being taken pursuant to ITAR Sec.  126.2, 
which allows for the temporary suspension or modification of provisions 
of the ITAR, and ITAR Sec.  126.3, which allows for exceptions to 
provisions of the ITAR. These actions are in the interest of the 
security and foreign policy of the United States. Further, they are 
warranted as a result of the exceptional and undue hardships and risks 
to safety caused by the public health emergency related to the SARS-
COV2 pandemic. The President declared a national emergency on March 13, 
2020, as a result of this public health crisis.\1\
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    \1\ Proclamation 9994 of March 13, 2020, 85 FR 15337 (Mar. 18, 
2020).
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    1. As of February 29, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, 
and exception to the requirement in ITAR parts 122 and 129 to renew 
registration as a manufacturer, exporter, and/or broker and pay a fee 
on an annual basis by extending ITAR registrations with an expiration 
date of February 29, March 31, April 30, May 31, or June 30, 2020--for 
two (2) months from the original date of expiration.
    2. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and 
exception to the limitations on the duration of ITAR licenses and 
agreements contained in ITAR parts 120 through 130, including but not 
necessarily limited to ITAR Sec. Sec.  123.5(a), 123.21(a), and 
129.6(e), to extend any license or agreement that expires between March 
13, 2020 and May 31, 2020--for six (6) months from the original date of 
expiration so long as there is no change to the scope or value of the 
authorization and no Name/Address changes are required. This six (6) 
month extension is warranted in light of the unique challenges 
applicants face in the current environment when attempting to 
coordinate with U.S. and foreign business partners regarding the scope 
of applications.
    3. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and 
exception to the requirement that a regular employee, for purposes of 
ITAR Sec.  120.39(a)(2), work at the company's facilities, to allow the 
individual to work at a remote work location, so long as the individual 
is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR Sec.  126.1. This 
suspension, modification, and exception shall terminate on July 31, 
2020, unless otherwise extended in writing.
    4. As of March 13, 2020, a temporary suspension, modification, and 
exception to authorize regular employees of licensed entities who are 
working remotely in a country not currently authorized by a technical 
assistance agreement, manufacturing license agreement, or exemption to 
send, receive, or access any technical data authorized for export, 
reexport, or retransfer to their employer via a technical assistance 
agreement, manufacturing license agreement, or exemption so long as the 
regular employee is not located in Russia or a country listed in ITAR 
Sec.  126.1. This suspension, modification, and exception shall 
terminate on July 31, 2020, unless otherwise extended in writing.

    Authority: 22 CFR 126.2 and 126.3

Zachary A. Parker,
Director, Office of Directives Management, U.S. Department of State.
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