Office of Defense Trade Controls


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Office of Defense Trade Controls

A former office within the U.S. Department of State. It was responsible for ensuring the safety of weapons and similar materials as they were exported or temporarily imported. It was replaced by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls in 2003.
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Office of Defense Trade Controls PM/DTC, SA-6, Room 200 Bureau of Politico-Military Affairs U.S.
defense articles must register with the Department of State's Office of Defense Trade Controls (DTC).
Products whose applications are strictly military, such as combat aircraft, ranks or small arms, require licenses from the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls under the Arms Export Control Act of 1976.
If you export munitions items--or commercial items that the government has classified as munitions--you must deal with the licensing requirements maintained by the State Department's Office of Defense Trade Controls. Nuclear-related items?
So today, the Office of Defense Trade Controls alone has over 100 highly skilled staff, which makes it larger than some of our bureaus at the Department of State run at the Assistant Secretary level.
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