Export Regulations and Compliance
U.S. companies are responsible for ensuring their exports comply with federal regulations. You should consult the following resources to ensure proper compliance.
U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)
BIS is charged with the formulation and implementation of U.S. export control policy on dual-use commodities, software, and technology. Dual-use items subject to BIS regulatory jurisdiction have predominantly civilian uses, but also have military and proliferation applications, or may be used in terrorist activities. For local assistance from an international trade specialist at the Minneapolis office of the U.S. Export Assistance Centers, contact Matthew Woodlee at 612-348-1640 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Denied Persons List and other Export Control Lists
The Bureau of Industry and Security maintains several lists of individuals and entities that have various restrictions for doing business with U.S. companies. Check the lists to ensure that you are not doing business with a prohibited individual or entity.
Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC): U.S. Department of the Treasury
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC): U.S. Department of State
The DDTC is charged with controlling the export and temporary import of defense articles and defense services covered by the United States Munitions List (USML). It adjudicates license applications for exports of defense articles and services and handles matters related to defense trade compliance and enforcement