Defense Trade Security Initiative:
Exemption for Export Licensing of Maintenance Services & Training
Fact Sheet Released by the Bureau of Political-Military Affairs,
U.S. Department of State and the Office of the Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition, Technology, and Logistics, U.S. Department of Defense
Washington, D.C., May 24, 2000[end of file]
The Department of State will establish a new exemption to the munitions licensing requirements of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) for defense services related to advanced maintenance activities for U.S.-origin defense articles owned or leased by NATO and the federal governments of NATO countries, Japan and Australia. The exemption authorizes U.S. exporters to do the following without obtaining an export license from the Department of State:
- Perform maintenance on U.S.-origin defense articles;
- Provide maintenance training on U.S.-origin defense articles to persons of NATO countries, Japan and Australia;
- Export maintenance-related technical data on U.S.-origin defense articles.
There are important limitations on the scope of this exemption and all exporters are advised to review the regulation carefully prior to using it. Please contact the Department of Stateās Office of Defense Trade Controls (ODTC) for further information.
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Department of State