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U.S. Export Regulations
Familiarize yourself with U.S. Government rules, licenses and other legal considerations that may apply to your product or service.

U.S. Export Regulations

Before you export, you need to determine whether your product, technology, or service might need an export license. The following video provides an overview of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) as administered by the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security, as well as the role of the U.S. State Department’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control in export licensing.

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Export Administration Regulations Training

Learn first-hand from experienced U.S. Government officials about export control policies, regulations and procedures with the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) training on Export Administration Regulations. BIS offers in-depth courses, seminars, conferences and resources on special topics of interest to the exporting community. 

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U.S. Export Controls
The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) govern the export and re-export of some commodities, software and technology.
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Reporting Export Sales
Federal law requires exporters to use the Automated Export System (AES) to report shipments valued at $2,500+ or if it requires an export license.
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Obtaining an Export License
Learn when you need an Export License and from whom in order to ship your products from the United States.
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Checking the Foreign Buyer and End-User
The Consolidated Screening List (CSL) discloses persons or entities have been denied export privileges, or to find restrictions on certain exports, reexports or transfers of items.
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Other Legal Requirements
Sometimes there are special cases with other legal obligations to consider.
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Determine your product's ECCN category
An ECCN categorizes items based on the nature of the commodity, software, or technology and its respective parameters.