What is ITAR?
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List. These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. ITAR regulations dictate that information and material pertaining to defense and military related technologies may only be shared with US persons unless approval from the Department of State is received or a special exemption is used. Please see here for more information.
What is the CGD?
The Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD) is a Canadian domestic industrial security program that helps strengthen Canada's defence trade controls through registration, prevention, deterrence and detection, and prevents the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction and of conventional weapons. This is done by regulating and controlling the examination, possession, and transfer in Canada of controlled goods and/or controlled technology. Anyone who deals with controlled goods and/or controlled technology in Canada is required to register with the CGD. The CGD is legislated by the Defence Production Act (DPA) and the Controlled Goods Regulations (CGR). Please see here for more information.
CGD & ITAR Introduction
As a registered member of the Controlled Goods Directorate (CGD), Spark's compliance with the CGD enables us to design, prototype, and develop products that are regulated under the Unites States International Trade in Arms Regulations (ITAR). Under § 126.5 Canadian Exemptions, in the United States Munitions List, Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Spark is permitted ITAR-controlled goods export to Canada. Please see here for more information.