SHOT Show 2019 January 22 -25, Las Vegas

2019 is ushering in a year of potential regulatory changes for companies involved in small arms and ammunition. The government is slated to provide training sessions regarding proposed changes to USML Categories I, II and III and the transition of certain items from the ITAR to the EAR during the SHOT Show this year. FD Associates will be attending the SHOT show January 22 - 24 and we welcome the opportunity to meet with your company to discuss your 2019 international business plans and opportunities. Please contact Jenny Hahn at to set up an appointment.

Why Choose FD Associates?


When it comes to International Trade Compliance, why take chances with unproven startups? FD Associates is the premier export consulting company, providing clients with the professional hands-on expertise needed for compliance with the ITAR and EAR.

Since 1990, FD Associates has provided expert export guidance to companies exporting commodities and services controlled for export under International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) and the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). Our 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 companies in:

  • Commodity Jurisdiction (CJs) and Commodity Classification Determinations (CCATS) including Export Control Reform (ECR) analysis
  • Providing International Business Development Teams with Licensing Strategy
  • Compliance Programs tailored for small, medium or large Companies
  • Registration with the Department of State & Department of Commerce
  • Assistance with DTRADE and Digital Certificates
  • Licensing Services: preparation, submission, and tracking of your ITAR DSP-5, DSP-73, DSP-61s, Technical Assistance Agreements, Manufacturing License Agreements, Warehousing and Distribution Agreements, Advisory Opinions
  • Licensing Services: preparation, submission, and tracking of your EAR 748P licenses, Advisory Opinions
  • Licensing Services: Assistance with compliance with each ITAR or BIS authorization or export including preparation and review of shipping documents and the shipping processes
  • ITAR Training: Tailored On-Site, Webinars, and Monthly Seminars
  • EAR Training: Tailored On-Site, Webinars, and Monthly Seminars
  • ECR Training: Tailored On-Site, Webinars, and Monthly Seminars
  • Performing Due Diligence Investigation for Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Investigations for matters of Non-Compliance
  • Drafting Voluntary Disclosures and Voluntary Self-Disclosures
  • Audits: Investigation, Procedural – Gap Analysis, Focused, Licensing, Shipping  
  • Support for Customs Detentions and Seizures
  • On-Site: Short Term Licensing and Compliance Support

Call us for a free consultation at 703-847-5801, or tell us your needs.

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