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In addition to providing you domestic and international exhibition shipping, TWI can handle any type of State Department License that may accompany your shipments.


From U.S. goods being exported to an International Show or foreign goods being imported for a U.S. Show.


TWI is registered with the Department of State, Directorate Defense Trade Control (DDTC) and has the ability to represent you in obtaining a license for foreign goods being imported to the U.S. for a trade show. To ensure compliance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and International Traffic in Arms Regulation (ITAR), TWI can save you time and effort by submitting the applicable license application and all required documentation on your behalf.


Generally, any person or company who intends to export or to temporarily import a defense article, defense service, or technical data must obtain prior approval from DDTC. The appropriate license form must be submitted for the purpose of seeking approval. Furthermore, in most cases, in order for a license to be considered, you first must be registered with DDTC.


There are three ways that you may submit a license:

  • Through DTrade (fully electronic system)
  • Through ELLIE (ONLY to amend DSP-85 licenses, through use of the DSP-119)
  • By sending in licenses in hardcopy (a very limited option).



Types of State Department Licenses:


DSP-73 Temporary Export of Unclassified Defense Articles

DSP-74 Amendment to a DSP-73 License

DSP-5 Permanent Export of Unclassified Defense Articles, Related Technical Data and Defense Services

DSP-6 Amendment to a DSP-5 License

DSP-61 License - Temporary Import of Unclassified Defense Articles

DSP-62 Amendment to a DSP-61 License

DSP-119 Amendment to License for Export or Temporary Import of Classified or Unclassified Defense Articles and Related Classified Technical Data - 




TWI is also authorized to submit ATF applications/Permits for Temporary Importation of Firearms and Ammunition by Nonimmigrant Aliens for Hunting & Sporting events.