U.S. Department of State Concludes Settlement Resolving Export Violations by VTA Telecom Corporation

05/31/2023 04:36 PM EDT


Office of the Spokesperson

The U.S. Department of State has concluded an administrative settlement with VTA Telecom Corporation, to resolve six violations of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA), 22 U.S.C. § 2751 et seq., and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), 22 C.F.R. Parts 120-130.  The Department of State and VTA Telecom Corporation reached this settlement following an extensive compliance review by the Office of Defense Trade Controls Compliance in the Department’s Bureau of Political-Military Affairs.

The administrative settlement between the Department of State and VTA Telecom Corporation concluded pursuant to ITAR § 128.11, addresses unauthorized exports and attempted exports of ITAR-controlled defense articles, including hobby rocket motors, video trackers, including related technical data, and a gas turbine engine controlled under U.S. Munitions List Categories IV(d)(7), IV(h), IV(h)(11), XII(a), and XIX(c) to Vietnam, a proscribed country for exports and temporary imports of defense articles and defense services, by 22 CFR § 126.1 at the time of the violations.

The settlement demonstrates the Department’s role in furthering world peace and the security and foreign policy of the United States by controlling the export of defense articles.  The settlement also highlights the importance of exporting defense articles only pursuant to appropriate authorization from the Department.

Under the terms of the Consent Agreement, VTA Telecom Corporation will be administratively debarred and thereby prohibited from participating directly or indirectly in any activities subject to the ITAR for three years.

The Consent Agreement and related documents will be available for public inspection in the Public Reading Room of the Department of State and on the Penalties and Oversights Agreements section of the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls’ website.