• Waterville Man Sentenced Two Years for Illegal Receipt and Shipment of Firearms

    Waterville Man Sentenced Two Years for Illegal Receipt and Shipment of Firearms

  • Reclassification of Targets for the Production of Tritium and Related Development and Production Technology Initially Classified Under the 0Y521 Series

    Reclassification of Targets for the Production of Tritium and Related Development and Production Technology Initially Classified Under the 0Y521 Series

  • Implementation of the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to the AG

    Implementation of the February 2017 Australia Group (AG) Intersessional Decisions and the June 2017 AG Plenary Understandings; Addition of India to the AG

  • Pennsylvania Man Charged With Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq.

    Pennsylvania Man Charged With Illegally Exporting Firearm Parts to Iraq.

  • 15 South Sudanese Entities Added to the Entity List

    15 South Sudanese Entities Added to the Entity List

  • Waltham Couple and Company Indicted for Conspiracy to Illegally Obtain U.S. Goods For Syria

    Waltham Couple and Company Indicted for Conspiracy to Illegally Obtain U.S. Goods For Syria

  • The 13th Annual Export Control Forum, March 27-28, 2018 Santa Clara, California

    The 13th Annual Export Control Forum, March 27-28, 2018 Santa Clara, California

  • Connecticut Business Owners Admit To Profiting From Unlawful Exports To Pakistan

    Connecticut Business Owners Admit To Profiting From Unlawful Exports To Pakistan

  • Two Men Arrested and Charged With Illegally Exporting UAV Parts and Technology to Hizballah

    Two Men Arrested and Charged With Illegally Exporting UAV Parts and Technology to Hizballah

  • Russian Sanctions: Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List (0694-AH48)

    Russian Sanctions: Addition of Certain Entities to the Entity List (0694-AH48)

  • Request for Public Comments Regarding Controls on Energetic Materials, Armored and Protective

    Request for Public Comments Regarding Controls on Energetic Materials, Armored and Protective "Equipment" and Military Electronics (RIN 0694-XC037)

  • Commerce Department Moves Against Illicit Iran Aircraft Network

    Commerce Department Moves Against Illicit Iran Aircraft Network

  • Addition of Certain Entities; Removal of Certain Entities; and Revisions of Entries on the Entity List

    Addition of Certain Entities; Removal of Certain Entities; and Revisions of Entries on the Entity List

OEE Mission Statement

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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.

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