United States Government Departments and Agencies with Export Control Responsibilities

Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC):
Licenses defense services and defense (munitions) articles.

Tel. (202) 663-1282

Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC):
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States.  The OFAC website provides information on these sanctions, the complete list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the "SDN List"), and other sanctions lists administered by OFAC.

Toll Free Hotline: 1 (800) 540-6322
Local Hotline: (202) 622-2490
Fax: (202) 622-1657
OFAC Licensing Division (Direct): (202) 622-2480
Cuba Sanctions Violation Hotline (Miami): (786) 845-2829
Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Freedman Bank Building
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20220

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of International Programs:
Licenses nuclear material and equipment.

Tel. (301) 287-9057 Fax: (301) 415-2395

Department of Energy, Office of Nonproliferation and Arms Control:
Licenses nuclear technology and technical data for nuclear power and special nuclear materials.

Tel. (202) 586-8623

Department of Energy, Office of Fuels Programs:
Licenses natural gas.

Tel. (202) 586-0521 Fax: (202) 586-6050

Defense Technology Security Administration:
The Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) administers the development and implementation of Department of Defense (DoD) technology security policies on international transfers of defense-related goods, services and technologies.

Tel. (571) 372-2564

Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Import and Export of wildlife and endangered and threatened species.

Tel. (703) 358-2093

Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control:
Oversees the export of controlled substances and the import and export of listed chemicals used in the production of control substances under the Controlled Substances Act.

Tel. (202) 307-7181

Food and Drug Administration:
Exporting Medical Devices
Export Certificates

Patent and Trademark Office:
Oversees patent filing data sent abroad.

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Resource Conservation and Recovery:
Hazardous waste transportation

Tel. (703) 308-0005


Links to other Federal Resources

The following is a brief list of some federal agencies offering promotion trade information and related services.

International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce:
ITA provides industry and country specific market information, and offers a wide variety of programs to assist U.S. exporters.

Small Business Administration (SBA):
SBA provides a full range of export assistance services to small businesses, particularly those new to exporting, and offers counseling, training, managerial and trade finance assistance.

U.S. Government export portal

Bureau of Census, Foreign Trade Division:
Census provides trade data on exports and imports as well as information on Schedule B numbers.

U.S. Customs and Border Protection and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
Responsible for ensuring that all goods entering and exiting the United States do so in accordance with all U.S. laws and regulations.

Links to other Federal Resources

The U.S. Government's official Web portal and Web search engine.

No FEAR Act:
Information about the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation Act.

The location where you can find, review, and submit comments on Federal documents that are open for comment and published in the Federal Register.

Information on BIS and other Federal employment opportunities

U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP):
This Navy Center of Excellence Web page is designed to introduce companies to the best practices in the areas of design, text, production, facilities, logistics, and management. BIS partners with the BMP program to assist small and medium-companies in competitive enhancement and defense diversification efforts.

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