Includes the U.S. government export controls that companies need to abide by when exporting to this country.
Last Published: 9/18/2018
Egypt is not subject to special sanctions (such as those imposed on Sudan and Iran).   Nevertheless, there are three aspects of U.S. export control regulations that should be considered in doing business with Egypt:
First, U.S. companies may not aid or abet the Arab League boycott of Israel. If there appears to be any request that might be in support of boycotts, companies should contact the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) in the U.S. Department of Commerce at http://www.bis.doc.gov/index.htm.

Second, BIS has a Denied Persons List and the Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), U.S. Department of the Treasury, has a Specially Designated Nationals List. Both of these lists can be checked online to ensure that the name of a prospective business partner is not on the lists.

Third, individual items may require specific export licenses. In particular, products used by the military and security professions, and high-technology equipment of interest to military and security services may be controlled commodities for export.

Contacting BIS will enable an exporter to determine if specific items require a license. If a specific license is required, one of the considerations will be the reliability of the end-user. Government agencies and companies with a solid business reputation are more likely to be granted a license.
 

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)

The Department of State is responsible for the export and temporary import of defense articles and services governed by 22 U.S.C. 2778 of the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and Executive Order 13637.

The International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) implements the AECA. The ITAR is available from the Government Printing Office (GPO) as an annual printed copy or e-document publication as part of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR) and as an updated e-document.

For more information please refer to the Department of State website at the following link: International Traffic on Arm Regulations

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