Directorate of Defense Trade Controls

The Bureau of Political Military Affairs’ Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) is the organization within the U.S. Department of State responsible for enforcing the International Traffic in Arms Regulations. DDTC ensures that U.S. defense trade supports the national security and foreign policy interests of the United States, seeking to deny adversaries of the United States access to U.S. defense technology while ensuring interoperability among allies and coalition forces. It consists of consists of the Office of Defense Trade Controls Policy (DTCP), the Office of Defense Trade Controls Licensing (DTCL), and the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance (DTCC).

Please contact the DDTC Response Team for DDTC-related inquiries. The Response Team is set up to address a full range of defense trade inquiries and direct you to a secondary contact when necessary. The Response Team may be reached at (202) 663-1282 or by email at DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov.

To read more on the DDTC, visit https://www.pmddtc.state.gov/ or https://www.state.gov/s/dmr/sdbu/pubs/c41541.htm.

NOTE: If you have an active/open disclosure with DTCC, please refer your inquiry to the Compliance Specialist handling your case (identified in our correspondence to you). If you do not know which Compliance Specialist was assigned your disclosure, please email DTCC-CaseStatus@state.gov. For all other matters, including substantive questions and inquiries regarding registration submittal or status, please contact the DDTC Response Team at (202) 663-1282 or DDTCResponseTeam@state.gov to receive a prompt and accurate response.