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License Requirements

A license is required for the export or reexport to Sudan of nearly all items subject to the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) that are specified on the CCL, as described in Section 742.10 of the EAR. A license is not required for the export or reexport to Sudan of items designated as EAR99 unless the transaction involves a prohibited end-use or end-user.

Note: The Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) maintains license requirements for certain exports and reexports to Sudan of items subject to the EAR. A license may be required from both the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and OFAC for the same transaction. Please see below for additional information.

License Exceptions

A license exception is an authorization to export or reexport under stated conditions certain items without a license that would otherwise require a license. Sudan is in Country Group E:1 (Supplement No. 1 to Part 740 of the EAR), which limits the number and scope of available license exceptions. To determine the scope and eligibility requirements, you must review the individual license exceptions in Part 740 of the EAR.

Licensing Policy

As described in Section 742.10(b) of the EAR, there is a general policy of denial for exports and reexports to all end-users in Sudan of all items controlled for chemical, biological, missile, and nuclear proliferation reasons, military-related items controlled for national security or regional stability reasons (CCL entries ending in the number "018"), and certain items controlled for national security or anti-terrorism reasons, such as aircraft, cryptologic items, and explosive device detectors. Other non-military-related items that are controlled to Sudan for national security or anti-terrorism reasons are subject to a general policy of denial for military end-users or end-uses, and case-by-case review for non-military end-users or end-uses. Applications for the export or reexport of items in support of humanitarian assistance programs, including United Nations efforts, are generally approved.

Item-specific Guidance

Medicine and Medical Devices

A license is not required to export or reexport to Sudan medicine or medical devices designated as EAR99. However, a license is required to export or reexport to Sudan nearly all items on the CCL, including some medicines, such as certain vaccines and immunotoxins. To aid exporters and reexporters, BIS maintains an illustrative list of EAR99 medical items.

Other U.S. Government Agencies

Please be aware that other U.S. Government agencies administer regulations that could also impact your export or reexport transaction. For example, the Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) maintains certain Sudan-related sanctions. Exporters and reexporters are responsible for complying with all applicable regulatory requirements. Please note that a license may be required from both BIS and OFAC for the same transaction involving Sudan.

OFAC may require an official BIS commodity classification for the items you wish to export or reexport to Sudan. Please review BIS’s commodity classification guidance for additional information.

 

Questions

For questions specific to Sudan, contact the Foreign Policy Division at 202-482-4252.

 

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) were amended to reflect the July 2011 formal recognition of the Republic of South Sudan (South Sudan) as a new country. Please note that the license requirements and licensing policy are different for South Sudan and the Republic of the Sudan (Sudan), as described above. Sudan continues to subject to stringent controls as a consequence of its designation as a State Sponsor of Terrorism.