This Guidance does not create any privileges, benefits, or rights, substantive or procedural, enforceable by any individual, organization, party, or witness in any administrative, civil, or criminal matter.



The licensing policies and requirements cited on the Entity List extend to the export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) of items subject to the EAR to the persons included on the Entity List. Therefore, a transaction that involves a listed entity in which that entity is not the consignee of the goods is not a transaction subject to a license under the entity’s listing on the Entity List.  However, BIS considers that a transaction involving the use of a listed entity as a freight forwarder or carrier carries a "red flag" and suggests that you exercise caution and strong oversight if you opt to engage a listed entity for these services. Although the freight forwarder or carrier may not be the end-user of the item(s) you are exporting, reexporting, or transferring (in-country), the freight forwarder/carrier will likely have access to the item(s) being exported, reexported, and/or transferred (in-country), thereby increasing the chance that the item(s) you are shipping will be diverted. Further, BIS recommends consulting the other export screening lists maintained by the U.S. Government to ensure that your use of the listed entity as a freight forwarder/carrier does not violate sanctions or restrictions administered by other U.S. Government agencies.

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