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Find answers to your export questions

Exporters frequently raise questions on certain topics. Those below are some of the most common.



  • We’re still boxing content to move to our new BIS website.

  • There are specific regulatory, classification, licensing, and recordkeeping provisions associated with the export of encryption items.

  • The "Entity List" is a U.S. government compilation of foreign individuals, companies, and organizations deemed a national security concern, subjecting them to export restrictions and licensing requirements for certain technologies and goods.

  • Learn how to create a compliance program for your organization to understand risk assessment,  if a license is required or not required for items, and protect employees from inadvertently violating the EAR.

  • U.S. items overseas, and items produced overseas using U.S.-origin components or made using U.S. technology, may still be subject to the Export Administration Regulations. Certain activities of U.S. persons overseas may also be subject to these regulations.

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