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We know how daunting it can be to negotiate the legal framework for purchasing military hardware from the United States government via the FMS. With decades of experience we will help you obtain what you need, when you need it and advise you every step of the way.

We understand the sensitive nature of such matters and will act with utmost discretion whilst ensuring you are operating within the framework of national and international law.

Contact us today to discuss your requirements in strictest confidence.   

Military Sales

Certainty in an uncertain world

DSIG offers a broad spectrum of consulting services to clients seeking to utilize the US Government’s Foreign Military Sales (FMS) program. By applying the knowledge gained through extensive experience with government-to-government military sales agreements, the DSIG team is able to guide our clients through the intricate FMS process.

By enlisting DSIG to provide direction with the FMS related portions of a project, our clients are able to focus on their strengths and efficiently achieve their objectives. Our prior relationships with clients and partners in government agencies around the world has enabled us to develop an invaluable network of resources that we are able to utilize when leveraging the interests of our clients.

DSI’s staff will match your company or agency to the exact resources and talent you require to get the job done. We approach each project with the same meticulous process. After assessing the key objectives, we develop a solution and provide all of the resources needed to meet your goals. Our expert team will guide you through each stage of the process until the project has reached total execution. We work hand in hand with the US Department of State and the US Department of Defense to ensure that all processes and procedures are strictly adhered to and that all regulations are followed.


International Traffic & Arms Regulations

The U.S. Government regulates the exportation of equipment, software, and technology deemed sensitive for national security or foreign policy reasons.  Many of the items and equipment covered by these regulations are so-called “dual use” items that have both military and civilian uses. There are three different Federal agencies involved in the export control regime: The Departments of State, Commerce, and the Treasury. 

The most significant source of export rules is the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), which is implemented by the Department of State through the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). The ITAR covers military articles and technologies, but also covers many dual use items.  

ITAR compliance is required by the U.S. Government for all manufacturers, exporters, and brokers of defense or defense-related articles, defense services or related technical data. For a company to become ITAR compliant, they must register with the State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) along with fully understanding and abiding by the ITAR for all applicable United States Munitions List (USML) goods or services. 

Complying with ITAR is a difficult task with stringent requirements on managing agreements, licenses, and other obligations, including record keeping, document version control, visitor management, and information security. The failure to comply with these ITAR requirements can result in fines, denial of further exporting privileges, and jail terms for the violator, company executive and board members. 

The DSIG team of export consultants and export attorneys offers hands-on practical experience in compliance and exporting under the ITAR and EAR. We are a one-stop resource for member companies. 

DSIG can assist you in identifying the classification of your products or services, identify which type of license is needed, assemble the license request package, and assist your submittal.  Once your license is received, we can explain any provisions, set up recordkeeping and advise you on reporting requirements. 


An Economic Imperative

 Why is a defense and security contractor involved in cocoa, aluminum ingot, coffee, and ferroalloys? Governments always seem to have hard currency for weapons systems, people think, and sometimes at a tradeoff for basic services. Maybe there is a better way?

The main role of a government is to provide basic services, but too often basic services seem to include only ‘security,’ with education, sanitation, jobs, and medical falling far behind.

We think there is a better way to accomplish all these goals.

Yes, countries need hard currency with which to purchase the defense and security items and services needed to protect their citizens, and since this currency is often earned through the exports of soft commodities such as cocoa and coffee, or metals such as aluminum ingot and ferroalloys, we made a conscious choice to become involved in the responsible marketing and sales of these items.

How do we differ from those colonial European traders who bought cocoa and coffee from back in the 1880’s?

We take a far longer view, and look at all the stakeholders involved. Our cocoa and coffee suppliers are UTZ certified, our metals suppliers are ISO-9000 registered… safety for the workers is of paramount importance, as is sustainability, women’s employment and advancement, and respecting child labor laws. A living wage, with the ability to live better than the ancestors, is how all parties prosper.

That’s Defense Solutions International Group, and we look forward to working with you.

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