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Enforcement

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

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    BIS Enforcement Leadership

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

  • Reporting Violations

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    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

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    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 and 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

  • Earlier today in federal court in Brooklyn, Kristina Puzyreva pleaded guilty to money laundering conspiracy for her role in a multimillion-dollar scheme to send components used in unnamed aerial vehicles (UAVs) and guided missile systems and other weapons to sanctioned entities in Russia. The components shipped in violation of export control and sanctions laws were later found in Russian weapons platforms and signals intelligence equipment in Ukraine.

  • The Department of Justice today completed enforcement of a final order for forfeiture of a U.S.-manufactured Boeing 747 cargo plane, previously owned by Mahan Air, a sanctioned Iranian airline affiliated with the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corp-Qods Force (IRGC-QF), a designated Foreign Terrorist Organization (FTO).

  • PHOENIX, AZ – Assistant Secretary of Commerce for Export Enforcement Matthew S. Axelrod traveled to Phoenix, Arizona from February 7-8 to mark the one-year anniversary since the Disruptive Technology Strike Force was launched.  The Disruptive Technology Strike Force is an interagency law enforcement effort aimed at preventing critical technologies from being acquired by authoritarian regimes and hostile nation-states Assistant Secretary Axelrod co-leads the Strike Force with Assistant Attorney General (AAG) Matthew G.

Latest Enforcement News & Updates

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.