DDTC Policy Change on Exporting Suppressor
DDTC Suppressor Policy Rollback
On Friday, July 10th the U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) rescinded a long standing policy (dated back to April 2002) regarding exports of suppressors for official Government and Law Enforcement end use only. DDTC published a policy update (effective immediately) and will now consider exports of suppressors for commercial hunting and sporting end use. The posted notice can be viewed here: https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ddtc_public?id=ddtc_public_portal_news_and_events
The policy change gives U.S. Manufacturers, Distributors and Exporters the ability to compete in foreign markets that commonly use suppressors for hunting and sporting purposes. This opens the doors to new international opportunities, has potential to generate millions in revenue for U.S. industry, drive growth, and create jobs. The global community desires American made firearms and ammunition, and finally they will have access to innovative and quality U.S. suppressors.
Do you export? If not, would you like to? With the historic regulatory changes passed earlier this year, and now this incredible policy change, the present conditions create an environment conducive to international commercial trade that we have never seen before in our industry.
If any time is the right time, it’s now! Orchid Advisors helps clients everyday increase sales by tapping into foreign economies, lawfully and in full compliance with the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).
Call the Export Experts at Orchid Advisors today, and schedule your FREE consultation to discuss international growth opportunities. Click here to schedule your complimentary Export Consultation online. Orchid Advisors is the only industry dedicated consulting firm endorsed by the American Suppressor Association (ASA), National Shooting Sports Foundation (NSSF), National Rifle Association (NRA) and National Association of Sporting Goods Wholesalers (NASGW). We look forward to speaking with you!