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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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Legal Disclaimer: This is an in-progress website that incorporates new tools to access and use BIS regulations. Results from this website may be inaccurate or incomplete and should not be relied upon for compliance with the EAR. Please continue to utilize the existing BIS site or the eCFR for accessing the regulations.