Firearm Exports, Lasers and Early Bird Rates

ATF Releases Annual Firearms Manufacturers & Export Report
Firearm Exports, Lasers and Early Bird Rates

U.S.A.-( Alex Douville, Senior Analyst for the Office of Trade Control Licensing (DTCL) at the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) and Acting Co-Lead of DTCL Division 6, and Drew Bayliss, DTCL Defense Controls Analyst will attend the 2018 Firearms Industry Compliance Conference on May 16-18 in St. Paul, MN.

Mr. Douville and Mr. Bayliss will be available for informal conversations during the conference and will answer attendee questions at a breakout session on May 17. FFLs and other exporters who are interested in learning more about the FICC, hosted by Orchid Advisors and NSSF, can learn more by visiting the conference website at

Take Note – Early Bird Registration ends today, April 26, 2018

Sourcing and Manufacturing Firearms? ITAR Applies.

Domestic manufacturers – are you aware that the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) require an export license before firearms, ammunition or components can be made to your prints outside the United States? This rule applies even if you interact only with the U.S. affiliate of an off-shore manufacturer. Collaborating with non-U.S. parties in the design of firearms, ammunition or components also requires an export license.

Sound daunting? It really isn’t all that complicated. Join our program on global design, sourcing and manufacture of firearms, ammunition and components from 10:30-11:15am on May 17th and you’ll leave with an understanding of the basics. If you already understand the basics but hav more advanced questions, ask DDTC licensing officers during the ITAR roundtable discussion.

Marking Firearms with Laser Technology?

Cachung! That’s the sound of the old-school press marking your receivers and frames.

Not the most efficient and prone to a higher degree of error that we may want to admit. But, when it comes to applying Serial Numbers and other regulated markings, technology can play a significant role. Learn how to trigger Laser marking with production orders, mark and optically validate markings and automagically acquire into your ERP and Bound Book!

Join Jon Rydberg, CEO of Orchid Advisors, and Jim Earman, CEO and Founder of Jimani, Inc. for an in-depth discussion on Friday, May 18th.


About the Firearms Industry Compliance Conference

Orchid Advisors and the National Shooting Sports Foundation bring you the 5th Annual Firearms Industry Compliance Conference. Discounted access is available for NSSF members. Due to the limited seating capacity, registration is on a first come, first serve basis. Register today!

Limited sponsorship levels are available. Please contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at [email protected] or (203) 426-1320 ext. 214 for more information.

About Orchid AdvisorsOrchid Advisors

Orchid Advisors provides ATF and ITAR compliance services to manufacturing, distribution and retail FFLs. The firm offers FFL and Export licensing, deep record inspections, e4473 / NFA eForms and Electronic Bound Book software. In conjunction with NSSF, Orchid Advisors hosts the Firearm Industry Compliance Conference and operates the largest online ATF and ITAR compliance training platform available. Orchid Advisors’ unique staff of former firearm industry attorneys, former ATF, compliance professionals, and software executives are passionate about eliminating FFL compliance risk. Visit or the firm’s software company,, today.


The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms, ammunition, hunting and shooting sports industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers.