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.



A license condition is a requirement on the parties to the transaction named on the license. Violation of a license condition is a violation of the EAR and may be subject to administrative or criminal penalties.

A license rider consists of clarifying or explanatory language added to a license by BIS. Although license riders are not requirements, BIS sometimes uses riders to remind license parties of requirements under the EAR. Exporters should note that BIS's inclusion of a rider on a license puts the exporter on notice regarding the specific knowledge, including requirements under the EAR, provided in the rider.

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