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Firearm Exports, Lasers and Early Bird Rates

Written by Orchid


April 26, 2018



Firearm Exports, Lasers, and Early Bird Rates

Spotlight On the 2018 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference



DDTC In-Person Meetings Now Being Scheduled

Alex Douville, Senior Analyst for the Office of Trade Control Licensing (DTCL) at the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Acting Co-Lead of DTCL Division 6, and Drew Bayliss, DTCL Defense Controls Analyst will attend the 2018 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference on May 16-18 in St. Paul, MN.

Mr. Douville and Mr. Bayliss will be available for informal conversations during the conference and will answers attendee questions at a breakout session on May 17.  FFLs and other exporters who are interested in learning more about the FICC, hosted by Orchid Advisors and NSSF, can learn more by visiting the conference website at www.ficconference.com.


Take Note – Early Bird Registration ends today, April 26, 2018


Sourcing and Manufacturing Firearms? ITAR Applies.

Domestic manufacturers – are you aware that the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require a firearm export license before firearms, ammunition or components can be made to your prints outside the United States? This rule applies even if you interact only with the U.S. affiliate of an off-shore manufacturer. Collaborating with non-U.S. parties in the design of firearms, ammunition or components also requires an export license.

Sound daunting? It really isn’t all that complicated. Join our program on global design, sourcing and manufacture of firearms, ammunition and components from 10:30-11:15am on May 17thand you’ll leave with an understanding of the basics. If you already understand the basics but have more advanced questions, ask DDTC licensing officers during the ITAR roundtable discussion.   


Marking Firearms with Laser Technology?

Cachung!  That’s the sound of the old-school press marking your receivers and frames.

Not the most efficient and prone to a higher degree of error that we may want to admit. But, when it comes to applying Serial Numbers and other regulated markings, technology can play a significant role. Learn how to trigger Laser marking with production orders, mark and optically validate markings and automatically acquire into your ERP and Bound Book!

Join Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors, and Jim Earman, CEO and Founder of Jimani, Inc. for an in-depth discussion on Friday, May 18th.


Register today!

About the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation bring you the 5th Annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference. Discounted access is available for NSSF members. Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Register today!

Limited sponsorship levels are available.  Please contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at ctatulli@nssf.org or (203) 426-1320 ext. 214 for more information

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