PMG provides labor solutions to American manufacturers. That’s what we do in a nutshell and we take the “solution” part of that equation seriously. As a result, all of us here end up asking a lot of questions to make sure we find the right way to solve the real problem. Additionally, the community asks a fair amount of questions too. In this blog, PMG answers some of the most common questions.

What is ITAR?

Great question! Simply put, ITAR stands for International Traffic in Arms Regulations. These are federal government regulations that apply to any vendor whose product or service is for defense-related applications or military end-use. ITAR also applies to any contractors or sub-contractors involved with those products or services. ITAR compliant companies have to recertify annually and the main goal of certification is to ensure the restricted access of foreign nationals to anything that might be sensitive to national defense initiatives. Maintaining compliance is especially complicated, and critical, for multi-national companies with facilities located in many different countries!

Individual companies dictate how they enforce ITAR. However, those pursuing employment with ITAR compliant manufacturers and contractors will need to provide documentation that verifies their identity meets ITAR status. Two forms of government issued IDs are typically required, one of which must be photo ID. For a more detailed selection of which documents are acceptable, take a look at what’s required to attend a defense conference.

Interested in More?

Here’s a link to more details regarding the specifics of ITAR compliance. Then head to our website to read more PMG FAQs.

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