Export Regulations

Published: June 19, 2014
Last Revised: June 19, 2014

All U.S. exports are regulated by the U.S. Federal Government. In order to comply with federal law, your company must determine which government agency has jurisdiction over its exports.

The two most important export control laws are: Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (U.S. Department of Commerce) and International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (U.S. Department of State). To determine which agency regulates your exports, use the tables on the Export Regulations guide.

Additional export compliance considerations:

  • U.S. exporters may not participate in international boycotts not sanctioned by the U.S.
  • U.S. exporters must comply with foreign trade embargoes
  • Exporters should be aware of restrictions on “re-exports” and “deemed exports”