• (10/22/2021)

    (10/22/2021) : South Florida Residents Convicted of Attempting to Illegally Export Controlled Items to Libya

  • (10/22/2021)

    (10/22/2021) : Clarifications of Availability and Expansion of Restrictions on Availability of License Exception Strategic Trade Authorization Under the Export Administration Regulations proposed rule; comments due by 12/6/2021

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Joint U.S.-EU Stakeholders Virtual Outreach on Dual-Use Export Controls: October 27, 2021

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Interim final rule with request for comments: Information Security Controls: Cybersecurity Items

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Commerce Tightens Export Controls on Items Used in Surveillance of Private Citizens and other Malicious Cyber Activities

  • (10/20/2021)

    (10/20/2021) : Fraudster Convicted in Maryland After Seven Day Trial for Federal Money Laundering Conspiracy Charges Related to International Fraud

  • (10/14/2021)

    (10/14/2021) : BIS to publish Notice of Virtual Forum for Risks in the Information Communication Technology Supply Chain

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : Update Conference 2022 Survey Please respond by October 19, 2021

  • (10/12/2021)

    (10/12/2021) : BIS Imposes $1.8 Million Penalty on VTA Telecom Corp. to Resolve Allegations of Misrepresentations Made to BIS, other Government Agencies

  • (10/6/2021)

    (10/6/2021) : Control of Deuterium That is Intended for Use Other Than in a Nuclear Reactor Under EAR final rule published 10/6/21

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Commerce Control List: Expansion of Controls on Certain Biological Equipment “Software.”

  • (10/5/2021)

    (10/5/2021) : Editorial Revisions, Clarifications, and Corrections to the Export Administration Regulations

  • (10/4/2021)

    (10/4/2021) : Commerce Identifies Emerging Technology, Expands Controls on Exports of Software Capable of Contributing to Biological Weapons Proliferation

OEE Mission Statement

“BIS is the principal agency involved in the development, implementation, and enforcement of export controls for commercial technologies and for many military technologies as a result of the President’s Export Control Reform Initiative.  The Export Enforcement Division detects, prevents, investigates, and assists in the sanctioning of illegal exports of such items,”  according to the United States Senate, in its Report to accompany H.R. 2578, dated June 16, 2015.

The Office of Export Enforcement (OEE) protects U.S. national security, foreign policy, and economic interests by investigating violations, prosecuting violators of export control laws, interdicting illegal exports, and educating parties to export transactions on how to improve export compliance practices.  OEE Special Agents work with BIS licensing officials and policy staff to deter the export of items which, in the hands of unreliable users, can prove damaging to U.S. national security and foreign policy interests.

   

Informed, voluntary compliance with U.S. export controls by the export trade community is an important contribution to U.S. National Security and a key component of BIS’s export administration and enforcement programs.  All parties to U.S. export transactions must ensure their exports fully comply with all statutory and regulatory requirements.  Compliance not only involves controlled goods and technologies, but also restrictions on shipping to certain countries, companies, organizations, and/or individuals.  BIS works closely with the export trade community to raise awareness of compliance best practices and “red flags” of potential illicit activities, and to identify and act on export violations.

An Export Management and Compliance Program (EMCP) can assist you in developing and implementing procedures to stay in compliance with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR).  See EMCP for more information.

Sentinel Program:

Many end-use checks are conducted through BIS' Sentinel Program. Trained OEE Special Agents are deployed from the United States to countries to visit the end-users of sensitive controlled commodities and determine whether these items are being used in accordance with license conditions. Sentinel teams assess the suitability of foreign end-users to receive U.S.-origin licensed goods and technology, assess prospective end-users on pending license applications for diversion risk, and conduct educational outreach to foreign trade groups. In this way, Sentinel trips help to create the confidence needed to foster trade while strengthening U.S. national security.

Outreach Program:

The purpose of the Outreach program is to prevent illegal exports by educating industry about export controls and eliciting industry’s cooperation in protecting our national security and foreign policy objectives.  An Outreach contact is a one-on-one visit with the representative of a company.  It is normally done in person, but under certain instances, it can be conducted over the phone. The types of companies contacted include, but are not limited to, manufacturers, exporters, and freight forwarders.

   

Don't Let This Happen to You  

DLTHTY January 2017 Page 01

   

Report Violations  

report violation_hpReporting Possible Violations


   

Careers in OEE  

Careers in_OEE_ButtonFind out how to start your career with OEE


   

Contact Us  

Contact Us_ButtonFind Your Local Office


   

                                                                      US Dep_Of_Commerce  line   facebook image   line   you tube_image  line   Twitter-icon

   
© BIS 2020