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Export Control Index

Export control regulations are federal laws that restrict the export of specific items, information and software for reasons related to U.S. national security, economic and foreign policy goals. Export controls usually arise for one or more of the following reasons:

  • The nature of the export has actual or potential military applications or economic protection issues
  • Government concerns about the destination country, organization, or individual, and
  • Government concerns about the declared or suspected end use or the end user of the export 

Basics & Tools

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Lists To Look For
  • Commerce Control List
    The list contains all of the items subject to the export licensing authority of the Bureau of Industry and Security. The items listed on the CCL are referred to as "dual-use" items because they have both commercial and military or proliferation applications.
  • Denied Persons List
    The list contains individuals and entities that have been denied export privileges.  Any dealings with a party on this list that would violate the terms of its denial order is prohibited.
  • Debarred List 
    The persons (including entities and individuals) listed in the link above have been convicted of violating or conspiracy to violate the Arms Export Control Act (AECA). As a consequence, they are subject to “statutory debarment” pursuant to §38(g)(4) of the AECA and §127.7 of the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR).
  • Country-specific sanctions and regulations
    OFAC administers a number of different sanctions programs. The sanctions can be either comprehensive or selective, using the blocking of assets and trade restrictions to accomplish foreign policy and national security goals.
  • List of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons 
    As part of its enforcement efforts, OFAC publishes a list of individuals and companies owned or controlled by, or acting for or on behalf of, targeted countries. It also lists individuals, groups, and entities, such as terrorists and narcotics traffickers designated under programs that are not country-specific. Collectively, such individuals and companies are called "Specially Designated Nationals" or "SDNs." Their assets are blocked and U.S. persons are generally prohibited from dealing with them.  Click here for more information on Treasury's Sanctions Programs.