Defense Trade Controls (DTC)

(U.S.) DTC (formerly the Office of Munitions Control, OMC) at the U.S. Department of State administers licenses for the export of items that are exclusively, or primarily, of munitions significance. These items are listed in the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the U.S. Munitions List. In circumstances in which an item may be considered either dual-use or subject to the ITAR, the State Department has the option to assert jurisdiction. In some cases, decisions about jurisdiction are made after an item has been subject to a dual-use license application sent to the Commerce Department. Commerce is never involved in State’s process, unless there are matters involving dual-use or issues involving jurisdiction. Contact: PM/DTC; SA-1, 12th Floor, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls; Bureau of Political and Military Affairs; U.S. Department of State; Washington, DC 20522-0112 USA; Tel: [1] (202) 663-2980; Web:

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