TAAs, MLAs, and Distribution Agreements (201 Series)

August 8, 2017 at 1:00pm2:30pm


The US Commercial Service invites you to join Tahlia Townsend of Wiggin and Dana LLP for a webinar on TAAs, MLAs, and Distribution Agreements.

Under the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), U.S. persons must have government authorization before engaging in overseas manufacture or distribution of "defense articles" or any of a broad range of services related to defense articles, including common aftermarket activities such as testing, maintenance, repair, and operation. Most often, companies wishing to engage in these activities will need to apply to the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing ("DTCL") for a Technical Assistance Agreement (TAA), Manufacturing License Agreement (MLA), or Warehouse and Distribution Agreement (WDA). ITAR Agreements typically contain numerous conditions and require significant planning and administration to avoid violations ranging from failure to cover all the goods and services needed, to failure to timely notify DTCL of certain changes, to failure to identify – and authorize – all Information Technology providers who have access to ITAR technical data stored on a foreign licensee's computer system. To ensure compliance, it is critical that companies effectively identify the need for an ITAR Agreement, plan thoughtfully for scope, and then intensively train and manage to the scope of the approved agreement.

This presentation will address:

  • Overview of ITAR agreements
  • Determining when an ITAR agreement is necessary
  • Planning and applying for an ITAR agreement
  • Export Control Reform
  • Training and managing for ITAR agreement compliance

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