• BIS publishes notice of inquiry

    BIS publishes notice of inquiry "Commerce Control List: Request for Comments Regarding Controls on Certain Spraying or Fogging Systems and ‘Parts’ and ‘Components’ Therefore."

  • Revision of Export and Reexport License Requirements for Republic of South Sudan Under the Export Administration Regulations (RIN 0694-AH52)

    Revision of Export and Reexport License Requirements for Republic of South Sudan Under the Export Administration Regulations (RIN 0694-AH52)

  • U.S.-India Major Defense Partners: Implementation Under the Export Administration Regulations of India’s Membership in the Wassenaar Arrangement and Addition of India to Country Group A:5 (RIN 0694-AH49) (final rule) 8/3/18 (83 FR 38018)

    U.S.-India Major Defense Partners: Implementation Under the Export Administration Regulations of India’s Membership in the Wassenaar Arrangement and Addition of India to Country Group A:5 (RIN 0694-AH49) (final rule) 8/3/18 (83 FR 38018)

  • Addition of Certain Entities; and Modification of Entry on the Entity List  (RIN 0694-AH42) (final rule) 8/1/18 (83 FR 37423)

    Addition of Certain Entities; and Modification of Entry on the Entity List (RIN 0694-AH42) (final rule) 8/1/18 (83 FR 37423)

  • Published notice for 232 Uranium Investigation 83 FR 35205

    Published notice for 232 Uranium Investigation 83 FR 35205

  • Frequently Asked Questions Product Exclusions for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

    Frequently Asked Questions Product Exclusions for Section 232 Steel and Aluminum Tariffs

  • Section 232 National Security Investigation of Aluminum Imports - Information on the Exclusion and Objection Process

    Section 232 National Security Investigation of Aluminum Imports - Information on the Exclusion and Objection Process

  • Section 232 National Security Investigation of Steel Imports - Information on the Exclusion and Objection Process

    Section 232 National Security Investigation of Steel Imports - Information on the Exclusion and Objection Process

  • BIS Issues an Order Terminating the Denial Order Issued on April 15, 2018 Against ZTE

    BIS Issues an Order Terminating the Denial Order Issued on April 15, 2018 Against ZTE

  • ZTE Limited Service Authorization

    ZTE Limited Service Authorization

  • Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges Iranian Businessman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Nonproliferation-Controlled Materials from Illinois

    Newly Unsealed Federal Indictment Charges Iranian Businessman with Illegally Exporting Nuclear Nonproliferation-Controlled Materials from Illinois

  • CHINESE NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRING TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT U.S. ORIGIN GOODS USED IN ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE TO CHINA

    CHINESE NATIONAL ARRESTED FOR CONSPIRING TO ILLEGALLY EXPORT U.S. ORIGIN GOODS USED IN ANTI-SUBMARINE WARFARE TO CHINA

  • BIS Reaches Superseding Settlement Agreement with ZTE

    BIS Reaches Superseding Settlement Agreement with ZTE

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.

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