BIS Export Control Officers (ECOs) play a unique and critical role in monitoring the compliance of transactions subject to BIS’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 CFR parts 730-774) outside the United States to prevent and detect illicit diversion to unauthorized end uses, end users, or destinations. ECOs are BIS Special Agents who swear into the Department of Commerce’s Foreign Commercial Service under limited appointments. These overseas BIS representatives leverage their law enforcement, commercial and diplomatic skills to expand the U.S. government’s export compliance capabilities beyond its borders and into key overseas trade centers.

BIS currently has nine ECO positions overseas: at the U.S. Embassies in Beijing, China (two officers); New Delhi, India; and Singapore; and at the U.S. Consulates in Hong Kong, China; Frankfurt, Germany (two officers); Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and Istanbul, Turkey. ECOs are placed in strategic trade locations abroad so they may consistently and safely conduct End-Use Checks (EUCs), consistent with the Export Control Reform Act of 2018 (50 U.S.C. 4820(a)(7)) and § 734.11 of the EAR. There are two types of EUCs: EUCs which are proactively targeted and conducted to check the bona fides of companies receiving items subject to the EAR before the Department of Commerce takes final action on a license application are called Pre-License Checks (PLC); EUCs which are conducted to confirm the lawful receipt and use of items subject to the EAR following the issuance of a license or export, reexport, or transfer (in-country) under a license exception or “no license required” are called Post-Shipment Verifications (PSV).


Contact Information:


Linda Minsker
Office of Enforcement Analysis
Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S. Department of Commerce
1401 Constitution Avenue, NW
Room 4616
Washington, D.C. 20230
Tel. (202) 482-5616



For information on what to do if your company is requested to meet with an ECO for an End-Use Check, click here.

ECOs advance national security through outreach to foreign business communities, liaison with foreign government counterparts, and support to broader U.S. Government activities in their regions. The ECO can answer direct inquiries from industry and government representatives on export control issues pertinent to the region in which they are assigned. To assist exporters in understanding foreign import and export control requirements, ECOs have prepared general overviews of foreign trade control systems, including (as available) links to foreign control lists, licensing portals, and business registries for their specific areas of operation. This information can be accessed by clicking on the relevant ECO insignia below.

For further information, please contact:



eco abudhabiDubai, United Arab Emirates : Information on trade controls in UAE, Israel and Turkey 
Regional Export Control Office
U.S. Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
PO Box 121777
Dubai, U.A.E.
Tel: 971-4-309-4192
Cell: 971-50-667-9488
Fax: 971-4-309-4841
Work Week: Sunday through Thursday



eco beijing

Beijing, China : Information on trade controls in China and South Korea
Regional Export Control Office
American Embassy, U.S. Commercial Service
No. 55 An Jia Lou Road
Chaoyang District
Beijing, China 100600
Tel: (86-10) 8531-4484/3301
Fax: (86-10) 8531-3330



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Frankfurt, Germany: Information on trade controls in EU member states and Switzerland
Regional Export Control Office
American Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
Giessener Strasse 30
60435 Frankfurt/Main
Tel: 49-69-7535-3120

eco hongkong

Hong Kong, China : Information on trade controls in Hong Kong, Japan and Taiwan
Regional Export Control Office
American Consulate General, U.S. Commercial Service
26 Garden Road, Central
Hong Kong (SAR)
Tel: (852) 2521-1467
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Istanbul, Turkey
Regional Export Control Office
U.S. Consulate General, Foreign Commercial Service
Istinye Mah. Poligon Cad. No. 754 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
34460 Sariyer - Istanbul, Turkey
Tel: +90 (212) 335 9049
Fax: +90 (212) 335 9077




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New Delhi, IndiaInformation on trade controls in India and Pakistan
Regional Export Control Office
The American Center, U.S. Commercial Service
24 Kasturba Gandhi Marg
New Delhi 110 001
Tel: 91-11-2347 2000
Fax: 91-11-2331 5172



Singapore : Information on trade controls in Australia, Singapore and Malaysia
Regional Export Control Office
American Embassy, U.S Commercial Service
27 Napier Road
Singapore 258508
Tel: (65) 6476-9037
Fax: (65) 6476-9080


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Countries not covered by an Export Control Office : Information on trade controls in Argentina, Brazil and Canada

Information on trade controls in Argentina, Brazil, and Canada.




Please use the following link for details regarding the: Export Control Officer Areas of Responsibility


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ECO Areas of Responsibility:

1. United Arab Emirates

2. Bahrain

3. Cyprus

4. Egypt

5. Iraq

6. Jordan

7. Kuwait

8. Lebanon

9. Malta 

10. Oman

11. Qatar

12. Saudi Arabia

13. Syria

14. Yemen



Information on trade controls in UAE, Israel and Turkey:


UAE Export Control Information

Israel Export Control Information

Turkey Export Control Information

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The U.S. Regional Export Control Office in Frankfurt, Germany is staffed by two Export Control Officers responsible for the Bureau of Industry and Security’s (BIS) Strategic Trade Control Representatives for the United States Government throughout Europe and Central Asia. The Regional Export Control Officers work closely with U.S. Embassies, Consulates, foreign governments, trade associations and industry throughout the AoR to facilitate secure trade with the United States. BIS Post Frankfurt promotes the advancement of U.S. national security, trade and economic security and U.S. Department of Commerce Export Control regulations as they relate to strategic trade issues, proliferation, WMD, and international security matters. Please contact our office with any questions or concerns at:



Regional Export Control Officer - Frankfurt

Bureau of Industry and Security
U.S Department of Commerce

Consulate General of the United States of America

Giessener Strasse 30

Frankfurt, Germany 60435

Phone: +49 (069) 7535-0



Information on trade controls in EU member states and Switzerland:

Germany (Formerly Moscow):
Estonia Export Control Information 
Finland Export Control Information 
Latvia Export Control Information 
Lithuania Export Control Information 
Poland Export Control Information 
Russia Export Control Information 
Ukraine Export Control Information 

Germany (Europe)
Germany Export Control Information 
Belgium Export Control Information 
France Export Control Information 
Italy Export Control Information 
Netherlands Export Control Information 
Spain Export Control Information 
Sweden Export Control Information 
Switzerland Export Control Information
United Kingdom Export Control Information

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