Most ATA products require an Export License from the U.S. Department of State or the U.S. Department of Commerce before these products can be exported outside the United States. This applies to both stand-alone units, or any assembly or finished goods that contain the product irrespective of their intended use. See 22 CFR 123.9 (b) of the ITAR regulations, specific export license under the ITAR (International Traffic in Arms) regulations. Other ATA products may be exported without specific export license required when shipping to destinations other than those identified in Country Group E of Supplement 1 to Part 740 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), or if the exporter knows or is informed that the items will not be used in prohibited chemical, biological, or nuclear weapons or missile activities defined in Part 744 of the EAR. ATA products delivered to international customers may be returned to ATA for repair and recalibration for return to the original customer without reapplying for an export license.

ATA Products which require specific Department of State or Department of Commerce Export Licenses include:

  • All ARS-14 Products
  • All ARS-15 Products
  • All ARS-16 Products
  • All Dynapak Products
  • Fast Steering Mirrors
  • Optical Inertial Reference Unit’s
  • High Accuracy Linear Displacement Sensors
  • Other Custom Solutions, ITAR to be determined

The commodity jurisdiction classification for the angular rate sensors is USML Category XII(e)(12)(i).

ATA will submit U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce license requests on behalf of our customers. For all international sales for the above products, the customer is required to submit a completed DSP-83 form available from the U.S. Department of State.  In addition, the customer must submit a letter written on company (or government) letterhead stating the end-use of the product, and the name and address of the individual/group that will possess the product.  In the case of government defense programs, the name of the program or code name should be included.  The customer shall also identify the customs agent to receive the goods in the country of final destination in a format that includes the name of company, street address, city, country, telephone, etc.

We include the identification (name and complete address) of the USA freight forwarder, the foreign intermediate consignee, the name and address of the foreign consignee and the end user name and address on the license application and these cannot change after the license application is filed. Changes after submission require a new license application and incur added time and charges.

Upon receipt of the above information along with valid purchase order, ATA will prepare and submit the necessary export license requests and copies to the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce. The entire licensing process takes 8 to 10 weeks before the export license is issued and returned to ATA.

All shipments of licensed goods will be made by Federal Express Air Parcel Service to your designated agent at the receiving international airport. These are airport to airport shipments ONLY. Other air parcel companies may be specified at time of order but these are subject to approval and confirmation that they are able and willing to accept a licensed export shipment and file the necessary paperwork with customs and return completed export license forms back to the U.S. Department of State or U.S. Department of Commerce.

Further information about U. S. Department of State Defense Trade Controls Bureau of Export Licensing and ITAR are available on-line through the internet at the following web site:

Further information about U. S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security and EAR are available on-line through the internet at the following web site: