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Export Enforcement protects and promotes U.S. national security by aggressively investigating violations of export control and antiboycott regulations and by partnering with industry and academia to facilitate compliance with those regulations.

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Our mission is singular and essential: we work to keep our country’s most sensitive items out of the world’s most dangerous hands. 




  • Enforcement leadership & program offices

    BIS Enforcement Leadership

    Learn about the programs and offices under Export Enforcement and our leadership.

  • Reporting violations

    If you discover a potential violation, you can either report it confidentially or submit a voluntary self-disclosure (VSD) to aid exporters in penalty reduction and support BIS Enforcement in handling non-compliance matters.
  • Consolidated Screening List

    The Consolidated Screening List is a searchable and downloadable file that consolidates export screening lists of the Departments of Commerce, State and the Treasury into one spreadsheet to assist in screening potential parties to regulated transactions.
  • Export violations

    Access a database containing information about documented cases of individuals or entities involved in violations related to the export of controlled goods and technologies, providing insights into enforcement actions and compliance issues.
  • Charging letters

    Explore a collection of official letters and documents outlining specific charges and allegations brought against individuals or entities involved in export control violations. These documents offer detailed information on the legal aspects and allegations associated with export enforcement cases, promoting transparency and understanding of the enforcement process.
  • Enforcement policy memos & industry guidance

    Documents that outline the agency's guidelines and procedures for enforcing export control laws and regulations, providing clarity on how violations and penalties are handled.
  • Don't Let This Happen to You

    Highlights real-life export control violation cases and provides valuable insights into common mistakes and best practices to help exporters avoid similar pitfalls.

  • Enforcement field offices

    Locations of Export Enforcement offices around the country.

  • Speeches

    Explore speeches delivered by export enforcement to gain a deeper understanding of the ever-evolving landscape of export compliance, the dedication of those who enforce it, and the collective efforts to maintain the integrity of our export control system.

Enforcement News & Updates

Latest Enforcement News & Updates