Get International Licenses (MLA, TAA)

Parts, tools and complete firearms and ammunition can be manufactured, finished or assembled outside the U.S. for use in U.S. made finished products. Licenses under the ITAR, and sometimes TAAs or even MLAs, are required but licenses and agreements of this type generally are not complex, and the approval timetables can be short.

Tools cannot be designed or manufactured outside the U.S. without a license if technical data needs to be exported to the toolmaker, but we know how to obtain those licenses, too.

Our professionals regularly help clients develop flexible solutions for offshore manufacturing of firearm parts and tools. We can:

  • Create TAA, MLA and build-to-print licensing solutions for off-shore production
  • Create project-specific ITAR compliance programs to help you fulfill your responsibility for monitoring the conduct of the foreign party.
  • Advise you regarding ongoing compliance with offshore sourcing licenses.

Many U.S. companies in the firearms and ammunition industry are part of a multinational “family” of companies under common ownership or control. For manufacturing companies, the ITAR’s requirement that licenses be obtained to authorize interaction by engineers in different countries and transmission of technical data or product from one country to another can impede optimal use of the combined enterprise’s resources on a global scale.

Orchid Advisors uses ITAR technical assistance agreements (TAAs), manufacturing license agreements (MLAs) and warehouse and distribution agreements (WDAs) to create a licensing structure that maximizes the ability of the global enterprise to operate as a single unit without violating the ITAR. We can:

  • Create an international licensing structure
  • Draft TAAs, MLAs, WDAs to maximize operational flexibility and collaboration
  • Create agreement-specific compliance programs
  • Advise you on how to operate within the authority granted by TAAs, MLAs and WDAs.

Obtain MLA for Foreign Operations

Many U.S. companies in the firearms and ammunition industry are part of a multinational “family” of companies under common ownership or control. For manufacturing companies the ITAR’s requirement that licenses be obtained to authorize interaction by engineers in different countries and transmission of technical data or product from one country to another can impede optimal use of the combined enterprise’s resources on a global scale.

Orchid Advisors uses ITAR technical assistance agreements (TAAs), manufacturing license agreements (MLAs) and warehouse and distribution agreements (WDAs) to create a licensing structure that maximizes the ability of the global enterprise to operate as a single unit without violating the ITAR. We can:

  • Create an international licensing structure
  • Draft TAAs, MLAs, WDAs to maximize operational flexibility and collaboration
  • Create agreement-specific compliance programs
  • Advise you on how to operate within the authority granted by TAAs, MLAs and WDAs

Use TAAs for Global Sourcing

Parts, tools and complete firearms and ammunition can be manufactured, finished or assembled outside the U.S. for use in U.S. made finished products. Licenses under the ITAR, and sometimes TAAs or even MLAs, are required but licenses and agreements of this type generally are not complex and the approval timetables can be short.

Tools cannot be designed or manufactured outside the U.S. without a license if technical data needs to be exported to the toolmaker, but we know how to obtain those licenses, too.

Our professionals regularly help clients develop flexible solutions for offshore manufacturing of firearm parts and tools. We can:

  • Create TAA, MLA and build-to-print licensing solutions for off-shore production
  • Create project-specific ITAR compliance programs to help you fulfill your responsibility for monitoring the conduct of the foreign party
  • Advise you regarding ongoing compliance with offshore sourcing licenses

How Do We Engage Orchid?

It all starts with a simple email or a phone call. During our first no-cost discussion we will understand your timeline and business objectives and recommend next steps.

Our ITAR / EAR services pricing varies, however, we price our services for every budget and there is no set cost. We don’t believe in price gauging and would prefer to work with you, as your partner, than not. We understand that the firearms and ammunition industry has many different sized companies and we aspire to continue serving all of you. Don’t hesitate to ask us about pricing or mention your pricing thresholds.