• Control

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  • Request

    Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL) Comment period extended to April 22

  • Entity

    Entity List final rule published 3/16/20 (85 FR 14794)

  • Coronavirus

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) Information

  • Request

    Request for Comments on Future Extensions of Temporary General License (TGL)

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity final rule on public display and effective 3/10/20

  • Tennessee

    Tennessee Man Pleads Guilty to Smuggling Goods from the United States to Iran

  • Notice

    Notice of Court Order - March 6, 2020

  • Amendments

    Amendments to Country Groups for Russia and Yemen Under the Export Administration Regulations

  • BIS

    BIS Guidance on Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)

  • BIS

    BIS Annual Conference 2020

  • Temporary

    Temporary General License: Extension of Validity, effective February 13, 2020 BIS Final rule

  • Chinese

    Chinese Telecommunications Conglomerate Huawei and Subsidiaries Charged in Racketeering Conspiracy

OEE Mission Statement

OEE mission_statement

   

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.

   

 

Website notice:

The health, safety, and wellbeing of our team and all Americans is our top priority. We have been closely monitoring the updates about the COVID-19 coronavirus. Out of an abundance of caution, BIS has decided to postpone the “Complying with Export Controls” seminar in Harrisburg, PA on April 15-16, 2020. We are grateful to our co-sponsor for this event, the World Trade Center Harrisburg, and appreciate all of the effort membership put into preparations.

As BIS places a high value on the benefits of export control outreach education and interaction with our stakeholders, we aim to reschedule the seminar in the near future. We will announce the date and details of the program as they become available.  

For more information on coronavirus, please visit: cdc.gov/covid19.

 

   

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