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Country Guidance

The country of ultimate destination is a key factor in determining license requirements administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR). BIS maintains the Commerce Country Chart to use in conjunction with other portions of the EAR to determine whether a license is required.  Please review Part 732 of the EAR for additional information on how to use the EAR, including the Commerce Country Chart.

As a service to the exporting community, BIS maintains country-specific webpages for Hong KongSingapore and the United Arab Emirates, Iraq, and sanctioned destinations (Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria). The corresponding country pages are intended to assist exporters and reexports with determining the export and reexport requirements pursuant to the EAR. However, the webpages are not comprehensive and do not serve as replacements for the EAR.

Exporters and reexporters should be aware that other U.S. Government agencies administer regulations that could also impact their export or reexport transactions. For example, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) also implements certain sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Exporters and reexporters are responsible for complying with all applicable regulatory requirements.

 

Sanctioned Destinations

The Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) implements U.S. Government sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria pursuant to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), either unilaterally or to implement United Nations Security Council Resolutions.

The license requirements, license exceptions, and licensing policy vary depending upon the particular sanctioned destination. The corresponding country pages are intended to assist exporters and reexports with determining the export and reexport requirements pursuant to the EAR. However, the webpages are not comprehensive and do not serve as replacements for the EAR.

Exporters and reexporters should be aware that other U.S. Government agencies administer regulations that could also impact their export or reexport transactions. For example, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) also implements certain sanctions against Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan, and Syria. Exporters and reexporters are responsible for complying with all applicable regulatory requirements.

Foreign Import/Export Permit Requirements

Export control officials in Hong Kong, Singapore and the United Arab Emirates have instituted policies and practices to ensure the integrity and security of controlled items destined for or passing through their territories. BIS informs U.S. exporters of these compliance requirements in order to advance these efforts.

The guidance in these pages alerts exporters to unique policies and practices developed by BIS and these destinations to facilitate continued secure trade and identify "red flag" indicators specific to items destined for these destinations.