OFFICE of the SECRETARY of DEFENSE
Ensuring the Edge
DTSA is responsible for providing the Office of the Under Secretary of
Defense for Policy position to the Department of State on proposed sanctions for
conventional arms transfers that are subject to the Iran North Korea and Syria
Nonproliferation Act (INKSNA). DTSA coordinates with OSD country desks and DoD
Intelligence Components (e.g., DIA, USDI) at the Assistant Secretary level.
Parties may be placed on an entity list, denied persons list, debarred list,
or sanctioned if the U.S. determines that they have transferred to, or acquired
from, Iran, North Korea or Syria goods, services and/or technology on
multilateral controls lists (Wassenaar, NSG, AG, CWC, and MTCR).
DTSA represents the Department of Defense on the Department of Commerce-led
End User Review Committee (ERC). Other members include the Departments of
State and Energy. The ERC is responsible for maintaining the Entity List, which
identifies foreign parties/entities, and those acting on their behalf, that have
been involved in or pose a significant risk of becoming involved in activities
that are contrary to the national security and foreign policy interest of the
United States. Exports of almost all items subject to Commerce’s Export
Administration Regulations require a license if destined to these entities.