Q: Exactly what does ITAR impact in my business. Recently I have heard of several cases where ITAR has been used to disrupt an FFL or even close them down. I have tried to read the ITAR regulations, but they are vague at best. We offer gunsmithing services on site. I am concerned that ITAR may be used to damage my business. We mainly do manufacturer level repair work. If a firearm comes in broken, we get manufacturer parts and replace the broken parts and get the firearm working again. We do offer services such as mounting and boresighting scopes, installing night sights, cleaning and oiling, I realize that one is silly, but according ITAR regulations that makes the firearm perform longer and more reliable. I understand that making a part and installing it on a firearm is a problem, but what about simple repairs. Is it necessary for us to get the $2250.00 a year license to keep our gunsmithing portion of our business compliant and in good standing. And if you could, what constitutes ITAR necessity for an FFL? is it manufacturing, repair. I know to import and export you had better be in compliance. This is a frustrating matter.
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