Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR (“BITAR”)

Including Latest ECR Changes

“Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR” (“BITAR”) is the only annotated and up-to-date version of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (22 CFR Parts 120-130). It contains the full text of the ITAR, with features added by the editor, including nearly a thousand practical footnotes, appendixes containing statutes, court cases, consent agreements, government guidance, user aides, and a large index, and is usually updated within 24 hours of an ITAR amendment. The BITAR is a must-have for both U.S. exporters and non-U.S. reexporters of defense articles, technical data, and defense service providers.

How is the “BITAR” different from the official ITAR available for free on the Internet?

The BITAR contains the full text of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations, 22 C.F.R. §§ 120-130, but adds a Table of Contents, footnotes, section histories, appendixes containing ITAR amendments, a list of Consent Agreements, government guidance, user aides, and a huge Index. BITARs are sold as soft copies in Microsoft Word, which are downloaded by subscribers every time the regulations are amended, plus occasional updates to add footnotes, cases, agency guidance, and Index entries. We do not sell bound copies of the BITAR, but subscribers who prefer a hard copy may print a copy themselves for inserting in loose-leaf binders.

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Comparison of Features of Free ITAR Versions with the “BITAR”CFR             (Official)GPO          e-CFRBITAR
Free √ √ 
Updated within 3 days of FedReg amendment effective date  √ √
Table of Contents for each chapter √ √ √
Table of Contents to entire ITAR   √
Downloadable Word copy available   √
Downloadable PDF copies available   √
Downloadable PDF “Compact Edition” available   √
Printed tabbed copies available   √
Annotated   √
Contains history of amendments   √
Contains footnotes to ITAR printing errors   √
Contains footnotes to amended sections with delayed effective date   √
Contains footnotes to related Federal court cases   √
Contains cross-references to related ITAR sections   √
Contains counsel “Practice Tips”   √
Contains 30-page Index   √
Permits readers to add Index items   √
Contains appendix list of ITAR amendments since 2007   √
Contains appendix list of ITAR acronym Glossary   √
Contains links to DDTC guidance FAQs   √
Permits readers to call or email editor with questions about document   √

Bartlett’s Annotated ITAR (“BITAR”) is copyrighted material. Unauthorized duplication or access to copies is a copyright violation. The BITAR may not be transferred to a nonsubscriber or posted on a server or other location that allows access by a non-subscriber. The BITAR may be posted on a server only if the company has purchased a BITAR site license restricted by password to the number of readers specified in the site license. The BITAR and its updates may be saved for reading on the subscriber’s individual computer or printed as a single copy, so long as no copies are printed by or for nonsubscribers.