Advanced Interconnections Corp. has completed the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) registration process - valid through March 31, 2014.
ITAR registration is required for any U.S. company to manufacture controlled defense articles, defined on the U.S. Munitions List (USML) under the U.S. Department of State, and is a precondition to apply for an export license or exemption.
Currently Advanced Interconnections' products are NOT controlled on the USML. They are classified under the U.S. Department of Commerce as EAR99 - no license required.
ITAR registration was pursued at the request of our military customers and will be required should a customer request a specially designed (customized) connector that meets the criteria of a controlled item.
Under the Export Control Reform issued in April 2013, the definition of "specially designed" has changed and will likely exclude any customized designs that we produce for controlled military applications, based on the performance characteristics, fit, form, and function of our connectors.
As the Export Control Reform is applied and understood throughout the marketplace, Advanced will re-evaluate the necessity of renewing our ITAR registration in the future.
Technology Export Control Plan
As mentioned above, all of our standard products and customized interconnect solutions are classified under the U.S. Department of Commerce as EAR99 (uncontrolled - no license required). At the request of our customers who manufacture controlled defense items, we have pursued ITAR registration as an added level of assurance that Advanced can protect any controlled technology transferred to us during the development of specially designed connectors. In addition, should a customer request a specially designed connector that meets the criteria of a controlled item on the U.S. Munitions List (USML), Advanced is properly registered to produce the controlled item and is able to seek an export license or other approval, if required.
As a component supplier to the defense industry for over 30 years, we have successfully demonstrated our ability to keep our customers' transferred technology, sensitive product documents, and order details secure from unauthorized individuals. A formal Technology Export Control Plan (T/ECP) is in place to ensure the secure transmittal and storage of digital and hard copies of drawings, correspondence, etc., and our employees have been trained to prevent unauthorized exportation.
In accordance with the U.S. Department of Commerce Export Administration Regulations (EAR), a T/ECP is required to prevent unauthorized exportation of protected items or products, information, or technology deemed to be sensitive to national security or economic interests. A copy of our Technology Export Control Plan, which outlines the procedures to be taken to handle and safeguard any export-controlled Information, is available upon request from our Sales Department.