The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) control the export and import of defense-related articles and services listed on the U.S. Munitions List (USML). These regulations ensure that military technologies and services are not accessed by unauthorized foreign entities, thereby protecting national security. For procurement and supply chain professionals, compliance with ITAR is critical to managing legal risks, avoiding severe penalties, and ensuring that sensitive defense technologies are adequately safeguarded. Understanding ITAR supports the secure and lawful management of defense-related exports.

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