Include the U.S. government export controls that companies need to abide by when exporting to this country.
Last Published: 11/20/2018

The U.S. Government has established export controls to limit proliferation of certain items, services, or technologies of defense or dual-use nature.
The following list includes most of the regulatory bodies responsible for ensuring compliance with U.S. export controls:

  • Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security
  • Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DTC)
  • Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC)
  • Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of International Programs
  • Department of Energy, Office of Fuels Programs
  • Defense Threat Reduction Agency - Technology Security
  • Drug Enforcement Administration, International Drug & Chemical Control
  • Food and Drug Administration, Office of Compliance
  • Food and Drug Administration, Import/Export
  • Patent and Trademark Office, Licensing and Review
  • Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste, International and Special Projects Branch

A list that consolidates 11 export screening lists of the Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury into a single search as an aid to industry in conducting electronic screens of potential parties to regulated transactions is available here: Consolidated Screening API | Trade.gov Developer Portal.

The Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) has licensing jurisdiction over the export of goods, technology, and software in some sanctions programs, including sanctions programs against Iran.  With the reimposition of U.S. sanctions in Iran in 2018, OFAC has established an online Resource Center with guidance and frequently asked questions.  The email for questions and feedback on specific proposed transactions or business deals involving Iran entities is as follows: ofac_feedback@treasury.gov.   

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