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C7.1.1. The United States Government and the purchaser’s advanced planning for transportation of materiel is critical for case development and execution. It is Department of Defense (DoD) policy that the purchaser is responsible for transportation and delivery of its purchased materiel. DoD encourages purchasers to be self-sufficient by making all transportation arrangements from the point of origin by employing an agent, known as a Foreign Military Sales freight forwarder, to manage transportation and delivery from the point of origin (typically CONUS) to the purchaser’s desired destination. However, DoD recognizes that not all purchasers have the resources to perform their own transportation or hire a FMS freight forwarder, nor are all categories of materiel eligible to be transported through commercial channels. For these reasons, DoD can arrange transportation on a reimbursable basis for the purchaser using the Defense Transportation System. The transportation procedures in this chapter generally apply to all Security Cooperation materiel, but any requirements specific to Building Partner Capacity programs are identified in Chapter 15.