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DSCA 11-26

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DEFENSE SECURITY COOPERATION AGENCY
201 12th STREET SOUTH, STE 203
ARLINGTON, VA 22202-5408

4/25/2011

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Definition of Delivery Term Codes 7 and 9 for Security Assistance and Security Cooperation Cases, DSCA Policy Memo 11-26

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  1. DoD 4500.9-R, Defense Transportation Regulation - Part II-E

 

This memorandum clarifies the definitions for Delivery Term Codes (DTCs) 7 and 9. The DTC defines Department of Defense (DoD) transportation responsibility and is used to calculate the appropriate transportation charge assessed to that LOA line. Although there are a number of different DTCs, this memorandum regards DTCs 7 and 9 only.

The DTC 7 and 9 definitions follow:

  • DTC 7 is used when DoD will arrange delivery through the Defense Transportation System (DTS) to a delivery address designated by the Purchaser in the FMS/Pseudo case. The shipment can originate from a U.S. or overseas source and may be made either by using Department of Defense (DoD) assets or DoD contracted commercial carriers. The shipment will be delivered to a specified location in the Purchaser country. Upon arrival at the specified location in country, the Purchaser may be responsible for the reception and staging of the shipment and is responsible for onward movement.

  • DTC 9 is used when DoD will arrange delivery through the DTS to the overseas air or ocean port of debarkation (POD) closest to the Purchaser's country. The POD may or may not be in the Purchaser's country. The shipment can originate from a U.S. or overseas source and may be made either by using DoD assets or DoD contracted commercial carriers. The Purchaser is responsible for all handling and onward movement of the materiel from the POD, either the dock alongside the ship or from the air terminal.

DTC planning is a critical part of LOA development. A transportation plan should be developed collaboratively between the Purchaser and the Security Cooperation Office. Review of the customer preferences and regional stability need to be examined to determine the proper DTC to be applied on each LOA line. A DTC used previously for the Purchaser might not fulfill the current requirements. Coordination with the responsible Implementing Agency (IA) and DSCA is critical to ensure defense articles are delivered to the expected POD. If the requirement is to move the materiel on the FMS or Pseudo case (or case line) all the way to the purchaser country, then DTC 7 is the most appropriate option.

If you have any questions concerning the attached guidance, please contact Mr. Brion Midland, DSCA-STR/POL, brion.midland@dsca.mil, (703) 601-3672 or Mr. Todd Hughes, DSCA-STR/POL, todd.hughes@dsca.mil, (703) 604-6598.

Scott Schless
Principal Director
Strategy

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COMMANDER, UNITED STATES AFRICA COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES EUROPEAN COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES JOINT FORCES COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES NORTHERN COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES PACIFIC COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES SOUTHERN COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES SPECIAL OPERATIONS COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES STRATEGIC COMMAND
COMMANDER, UNITED STATES TRANSPORTATION COMMAND
DEPUTY UNDER SECRETARY OF THE AIR FORCE FOR INTERNATIONAL AFFAIRS
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE ARMY FOR DEFENSE EXPORTS AND COOPERATION
DEPUTY ASSISTANT SECRETARY OF THE NAVY FOR INTERNATIONAL PROGRAMS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE CONTRACT MANAGEMENT AGENCY
DIRECTOR FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE, DEFENSE FINANCE AND ACCOUNTING SERVICE - INDIANAPOLIS OPERATIONS
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE INFORMATION SYSTEMS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS INFORMATION SERVICE
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY DISPOSITION SERVICES
DIRECTOR, DEFENSE THREAT REDUCTION AGENCY
DIRECTOR, NATIONAL GEOSPATIAL - INTELLIGENCE AGENCY
DEPUTY DIRECTOR FOR INFORMATION ASSURANCE, NATIONAL SECURITY AGENCY
DEPARTMENT OF STATE OFFICE OF REGIONAL SECURITY AND ARMS TRANSFERS
U.S. ARMY SECURITY ASSISTANCE COMMAND
SECURITY ASSISTANCE TRAINING FIELD ACTIVITY TRADOC
NAVY INVENTORY CONTROL POINT
NAVAL EDUCATION AND TRAINING SECURITY ASSISTANCE FIELD ACTIVITY
AIR FORCE SECURITY ASSISTANCE ACTIVITY
AIR FORCE SECURITY ASSISTANCE TRAINING SQUADRON
DEFENSE INSTITUTE FOR SECURITY ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT