The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") has announced that it will roll out the Registration and Licensing applications in its new online platform, Defense Export Control and Compliance System ("DECCS") on February 18. Importantly, DTrade, DDTC's current electronic licensing platform, will no longer be available after 6 p.m. Eastern on February 14. DECCS will additionally replace DETRA, EFS, ELLIE, and MARY, making DECCS a cloud-based one-stop-shop for ITAR-related licensing, registration, commodity jurisdictions, disclosures, and advisory opinions. Companies and individuals requiring the above services will need to set up a User Account in DECCS by enrolling here.

DDTC has created a list of Frequently Asked Questions ("FAQs") related to the DECCS platform and made them available on the DDTC website. The FAQs include general questions about enrollment and set-up to more specific questions related to licensing and registration payment. DDTC also recorded a webinar providing additional information about the DECCS rollout of registration and licensing capability.

The long-promised DDTC IT modernization is being realized, but it will likely come with some growing pains. Please contact us if you have any questions about the new DECCS platform.

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