This license type is used for classified defense articles and
related classified technical data. It is used for permanent
export, and temporary export or temporary import.
License Agreement (MLA)
Manufacturing License Agreement is required for defense
services, if technical data is given or used to perform the
defense services. Both unclassified and classified technical
data can be exported in furtherance of an approved manufacturing
license in accordance with 22CFR124.3. This license allows for
the manufacturing of U.S. defense articles by a foreign person
Technical Assist Agreement (TAA) is an agreement for the
performance of defense services or disclosure of technical data.
Unlike a DSP-5, discussions regarding the technical data may be
held. A TAA is required for the training of foreign military
forces in the use of defense articles. However, manufacturing
"know how" is not permitted and authorization to manufacture
U.S. defense articles by a foreign person is not granted.
This type of license is an agreement to establish a warehouse or
distribution point abroad for defense articles exported from the
U.S. Distribution must be in an approved sales territory.
Most licenses approved by the Department of State's DDTC will
include provisions, or specific limitations. These limitations
must be understood and complied with.
Federal International can help you understand the provisions,
train your personnel, and establish compliance programs.