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OEA Grant Awards Now Available!

Diversifying your business - within and outside of the defense industry - pays up to $14,000 per year! Eligible defense companies seeking to diversify may receive financial support for:

  • - Market Research and Diversification Assistance
  • - Compliance and Certification Assistance
  • - Trainings and Industry Events

Great ITAR Training!

It was great to see several Maine companies at the "International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Training" last week who learned about the compliance requirements for exporting defense articles, services, and related technical data. Mike Allocca from Allocca Enterprises led the informative and insightful training and answered questions from companies about defense trade and compliance issues. Thanks to all who attended this great event and to the University of Southern Maine for hosting us!

International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Training

We are offering International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) Training on November 1! This one-day training session will help you understand ITAR, starting with what products can be subject to ITAR through the application and registration process and finishing with licensing and other areas of control. At the end of the training, you will know what is required and where to go for assistance. In addition, you will have a copy of the ITAR regulations and complete reference material moving forward. 


DEFSEC a Success!

Defense Industry Maine and the Maine International Trade Center would like to thank the hosts of DEFSEC Atlantic 2018 in Halifax, Nova Scotia for a fantastic trade show and a productive week of establishing connections between Maine and Canada. Our companies met with Consul General Kevin Skillin to better understand the resources available to American companies doing business in Canada, attended Canadian procurement training to learn how to provide to the Canadian government, and networked with countless partners on the trade show floor.

DIME attends DEFSEC, the second largest defense trade show in Canada.

Defense Industry Maine (DIME) and the Maine International Trade Center (MITC) are organizing a delegation of Maine companies to attend DEFSEC Atlantic 2018. Participating companies will be able to share space in the Defense Industry Maine booth, obtain market research and matchmaking services, be part of an organized trade group at the event, and most importantly, meet and connect with key people in the Canadian Aerospace, Defense, Maritime, and Security industry sectors.