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Recognizing and Reporting Possible Violations

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Things to look for in export transactions!

U.S. manufacturers, exporters, and shippers are in an excellent position to spot potential illegal export activity. They may well be the first parties contacted by WMD proliferators, terrorist support organizations, and illicit procurement networks/front companies trying to acquire U.S.-origin dual-use items.

You can avoid becoming involved in potential export violations by following the Know Your Customer, Red Flags, and other compliance guidance found in the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) and on this website.

BIS' Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) is very interested in working with you in instances in which you encounter suspicious inquiries or transactions which may violate the EAR. The information you can provide may well help OEE identify and build cases against export violators involved in proliferation, terrorism, and other illicit activities.

If you are asked to participate in a transaction that you believe may be a violation of the EAR, you are encouraged to contact one of our OEE offices immediately, or to use this form to submit a confidential tip. Please note that use of the form will not generate any return e-mail to you so that the information you submit will remain confidential.

BIS also actively works to ensure that parties to U.S. transactions do not participate in the Arab boycott of Israel. If you are being asked to participate in the Arab boycott of Israel, or if you are being asked questions like:

  • "What are the nationalities of the members of your Board of Directors?"
  • "Is your firm related to the ABCXYZ company?"
  • "Will you send us a list of your proposed suppliers?"

then you may be being asked to engage in the Arab boycott. Any response you make to these types of questions, regardless of whether the answer is a “yes” or a “no,” may be a violation of the U.S. Department of Commerce's antiboycott regulations. You may be required to report the boycott requests you receive.

Before you respond to such questions, you are encouraged to call BIS’ Antiboycott Compliance Office Advice Line immediately. The advice line duty officer will assist you in determining your reporting requirements. Callers to the BIS Advice Line may remain anonymous if they wish.

Office of Export Enforcement Field Offices

Boston
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Room 350 
10 Causeway Street
Boston, MA 02222

Phone: 617-565-6030
Fax:    617-565-6039

Chicago
Field Office

Office of Export EnforcementHigh Point Plaza
Suite 530 4415 West Harrison Street Hillside, IL 60162

Phone: 708-449-1600
Fax: 708-449-8008

Dallas
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Room 622
525 Griffin Street
Dallas, TX 75202

Phone: 214-767-9294
Fax: 214-767-9299

Houston Resident Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 250
15355 Vantage Parkway West
Houston, TX 77032

Phone: 281-372-7130
Fax: 281-590-3931

Los Angeles
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 310
2601 Main Street
Irvine, CA 92614

Phone: 949-251-9001
Fax: 949-251-9103

Miami
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 2060
200 E. Las Olas Blvd.
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-356-7540
Fax: 954-356-7549

New York
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 104
1200 South Avenue
Staten Island, NY 10314

Phone: 718-370-0070
Fax: 718-370-0826

San Jose
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 725
160 W. Santa Clara Street
San Jose, CA 95113

Phone: 408-291-4204
Fax: 408-291-4320

Washington
Field Office

Office of Export Enforcement
Suite 1125
381 Elden Street
Herndon, VA 22151

Phone: 703-487-9300
Fax: 703-487-9463

Office of Antiboycott Compliance

Advice Line Phone: 202-482-2381
Fax: 202-482-0913