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Know your customer

A critical component in determining the authority you need to export is to assess the suitability of your customer. Recipients may be subject to a restriction or sanction, or may exhibit a “red flag” alerting you to inquire further about the parties to the transaction.

Guidance articles

  • Know your customer guidance

    The EAR requires an exporter to submit a license application, when one would not ordinarily be required, if the specifics of the transaction lead the exporter to know or have reason to know that the transaction may lead to a violation of the regulations.

  • Red flag indicators

    When it comes to Export Transactions, there are certain RED FLAGS that you will need to be aware of. The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) has provided a checklist to discover possible violations of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).