A primary mission of BIS is the accurate, consistent, and timely evaluation and processing of licenses for proposed exports and re-exports of goods and technology from the United States. BIS' objective is to protect U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests without imposing undue regulatory burdens on legitimate international trade. This section of our Web site is designed to assist visitors through the export licensing process and provides important information that individuals and firms need to know before exporting.


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(202) 482-4811 – Commerce Department, Washington, DC
(949) 660–0144 - Western Regional Office, Irvine, CA
(408) 998-8806 - Northern California Branch, San Jose, CA