Hisco, Inc. is listed with the United States Department of Defense as an ITAR registered supplier. This allows us to produce products and OEM assemblies for customers that require ITAR regulation management and control.
International Traffic in Arms Regulations is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List and the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter 1 (Department of State, and Subchapter M of the code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR, which safeguards US national security and furthers US foreign policy objectives.
For practical purposes, ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military-related technologies (for items listed on the US Munitions List) may only be shared with US Persons unless authorization from the Department of State is received or special exemption is used. US Persons (including organizations) can face heavy fines if they have, without authorization or the use of an exemption, provided foreign (non-US) persons with access to ITAR-protected defense articles, services, or technical data.
ITAR does not apply to information related to general scientific, mathematics, or engineering principles that are commonly taught in schools and colleges or information or basic system descriptions. These exceptions must, however, be treated with extreme caution: college professors have been prosecuted for breaches of the AECA as a result of access to USML items by foreign graduate students and companies have been penalized for alleged breaches of the AECA where they allegedly failed to properly remove USML items from material used to market defense articles. The US Government has also taken action (albeit unsuccessfully) for the export of technical data that was allegedly already publicly available on the internet.
At a minimum, ITAR registration requires that all company personnel who will come in contact with the documentation, materials, and/or specifications applying to a regulated product or material must be ascertained to be a US Person. For more information on ITAR and ITAR registration, please refer to the United States Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls website by clicking here.