DDTC announced on 12/21/2015 that it has waived the requirement for the industry to lodge DSP-5 permanent export licenses for hardware with CPB. This decision was made in anticipation of the implementation of the U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) Automated Commercial Environment (ACE) and because DDTC has been electronically sending CBP registration and licensing data on a daily basis. Since CBP port officials will have access to the DDTC registration and licensing data through ACE, DDTC has determined that is no longer necessary for exporters to lodge DSP-5 permanent export licenses with CBP.
The ITAR will be updated accordingly. The notice is found on the DDTC home page.
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