Libra Industries Renews ITAR Registration

7th July 2016
Posted By : Peter Smith

EMS provider Libra Industries has told Electronic Specifier that it has renewed its ITAR registration for its Dallas and Ohio facilities. According to the company, it has worked hard to earn and maintain certifications and registrations in addition to ITAR, which include ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 13485-2012, AS9100C:2009, UL, CSA and FDA.

Steve Schwaebler, Libra Industries’ Vice President of Operations, commented, “Our ITAR renewal is part of our continued commitment to our customers who support the Homeland Security and Military efforts for our country.”

From its five manufacturing facilities in Northeast Ohio and Texas, Libra Industries serves a diverse base of industries such as medical, military/aerospace, industrial and LED lighting. The company seeks customers who require customized solutions with technically sophisticated manufacturing and quality requirements.

ITAR (International Traffic in Arms Regulations) and the EAR (Export Administration Regulations) are export control regulations run by different departments of the US Government.  Both are designed to help ensure that defense related technology does not get into the wrong hands. The more stringent of the two sets of regulations was written for articles with direct defense-related applications.  Articles specifically designed or otherwise intended for military end-use are enumerated on the United States Munitions List (USML) or the Missile Technology Control Regime (MTCR) Annex and therefore controlled by International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) which is administered by the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) at the State Department. 

Items, services and information are all covered by the ITAR regulations. The most controlled items are Significant Military Equipment (SME) which have ‘capacity for substantial military utility or capability’ such as tanks, high explosives, naval vessels, attack helicopters, etc.


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