In a word, compliance. There are no short cuts, no options and no ethical standards which justify a short-cut in compliance.
There is a lot of information on line regarding ITAR, from Tool Kits to Seminars. However, the bottom line of using an ITAR Licensed manufacturer or supply chain is flexibility and compliance for the customer.
The ITAR Standards are filled with complicated legal language and covers everything from Firearms standards to Exporting regulations. In fact, our favorite definition resource, Wikipedia, defines ITAR as:
International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) is a set of United States government regulations that control the export and import of defense-related articles and services on the United States Munitions List (USML). These regulations implement the provisions of the Arms Export Control Act, and are described in Title 22 (Foreign Relations), Chapter I (Department of State), Subchapter M of the Code of Federal Regulations. The Department of State interprets and enforces ITAR. Its goal is to safeguard US national security and further US foreign policy objectives
MJS Designs is one of a very limited number of companies in the Southwest with ITAR Registration and Licensing.
Before you outsource – ask about ITAR Compliance.