Amendment to Destination Control Statement for Certain Exports

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Amendment to Destination Control Statement    

This to advise/remind you of the most recent amendment to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) concerning the “destination control statement” (DCS). The DCS is required for certain exports covered by 22 CFR 123 – Licenses for the Export and Temporary Import of Defense Articles. The amendment was published in the Federal Register on April 16, 2013 (78 FR 22759) and was effective on October 15, 2013. The State Department revised 22 CFR 123.9(b) (1) to update the DCS to require the inclusion of the license number or exemption citation.

The exporter, U.S. or foreign, must incorporate the following statement as an integral part of the bill of lading, air waybill, or other shipping document, and the purchase documentation or invoice whenever defense articles are to be exported, retransferred, or re-exported pursuant to a license or other approval:

“These commodities are authorized by the U.S. Government for export only to [country of ultimate destination] for use by [end-user] under [license or other approval number or exemption citation]. They may not be resold, diverted, transferred, or otherwise be disposed of, to any other country or to any person other than the authorized end-user or consignee(s), either in their original form or after being incorporated into other end-items, without first obtaining approval from the U.S. Department of State or use of an applicable exemption.”

To view the Federal Register notice and the subject regulation, please click on the following links:

Federal Register, April 16, 2013

22 CFR 123