Mark Barnes & Associates Selects DTS to Provide Export Control Consulting Support

Mark Barnes & Associates selects Defense Trade Solutions (DTS) to provide professional consulting services to support their current firearms, weapons and explosives law offerings.  Specific technical support will be in the areas of export license strategy, releasability strategy, export license drafting, USG export approval facilitation, commodity jurisdiction & classification, compliance policy & procedure development, and enterprise training.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., Mark Barnes & Associates ( is a boutique law firm handling all matters related to the firearms, weapons and explosives industry. The firm provides exceptional, personalized client service as it pursues practical, cost-effective solutions to complex legal issues.  The practice focuses on import and export control, federal, state and local firearms business, explosives compliance, registration and licensing, and regulatory compliance in firearms and explosives operations. They also assist many businesses on legislative and policy matters related to the gun trade, and provide comprehensive audit and training assistance to clients. Services include review of clients’ compliance procedures, regulatory counseling and opinions, and strategic advice. The firm represents clients internationally on trade, business and firearms matters, as well as on product liability and other consumer product matters related to the firearms trade. Many clients need and the firm provides solutions to Firearms and Ammunition Excise Tax (FAET) questions, tax disputes with the Trade and Tax Bureau, and FAET business planning.

Headquartered in Washington, D.C., DTS is a professional services company solely focused on providing a full spectrum of defense trade policy, releasability, export controls and execution consulting services to the U.S. defense industry. DTS offers subject matter expertise with holistic context and perspective on how to structure successful international programs due to prior leadership roles within both the U.S. Government (USG) and Prime Defense Companies. Customer service is DTS’ philosophy, and the practice maintains a customer-focused & success-driven organization at the nexus of client international goals and USG strategic objectives. Their team of experts was established with a desire to provide top-tier defense contractor resources to companies of all sizes.

Contact us to learn how DTS can help facilitate your international business needs, from policy to execution.