Effective October 25, 2013, a new version of the DS-2032 Statement of Registration form goes into effect. The U.S. Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) will not accept older versions of the form if submitted after the effective date. DDTC provides on its website that DS-2032 may be submitted either electronically (via EFS), by registered mail, or express mail until December 31, 2013; effective January 1, 2014 only electronic submissions will be permitted.
The new version of the form includes several modifications, such as the ability for U.S. persons to consolidate manufacturer/exporter/broker registrations; updates to the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) U.S. Munitions List (USML) categories; disclosure of intermediate through ultimate parents; a certification regarding debarred or subsequently reinstated parties; a certification on violations involving any U.S. criminal statutes; as well as clarification on foreign ownership.