License Requirements

As described in Section 746.3 of the Export Administration Regulations (EAR), a license is required for the export or reexport to Iraq, or transfer within Iraq, of the following:

A license is also required for exports, reexports, or transfers of any item subject to the EAR to persons listed in the Annex to Executive Order 13315, as amended (Blocking Property of the Former Iraqi Regime, Its Senior Officials and Their Family Members, and Taking Certain Other Actions), as well as persons subsequently designated by the Secretary of the Treasury pursuant to that executive order. U.S. persons are not required to seek separate BIS authorization for an export, reexport, or transfer to a designated person that has already been authorized by the Department of the Treasury.

License Exceptions

A license exception is an authorization to export or reexport under stated conditions certain items without a license that would otherwise require a license. Only the license exceptions, or portions thereof, listed in Section 746.3(c) of the EAR are available for Iraq. You may export or reexport to Iraq without an individual validated license if your transaction meets all the applicable terms and conditions of the available license exceptions. To determine the scope and eligibility requirements, you must review the sections or specific paragraphs of Part 740 of the EAR (License Exceptions). Read each license exception carefully, as the provisions available for Iraq may be narrower than other destinations.

Licensing Policy

License applications for the export, reexport, or transfer within Iraq of the following items are reviewed under a general policy of denial:

Transaction-specific Guidance


A license is required for the transfer within Iraq of any item subject to the EAR exported or reexported pursuant to a specific license issued by the Department of the Treasury or the Department of Commerce or exported or reexported pursuant to a license exception. Additionally, a license is required for the transfer within Iraq of any item subject to the EAR if it would involve certain prohibited end-use or end-user described in Part 744 of the EAR.


For questions specific to Iraq, contact the Foreign Policy Division at 202-482-4252.