Forms and Telephone Numbers You Can Use to Contact BIS

Ask an Export Counselor

Eastern Region | Western Region

To speak with an export counselor, you may call one of the following numbers:

(202) 482-4811 - Outreach and Educational Services Division (located in Washington, DC)
(949) 660–0144 - Western Regional Office (located in Newport Beach, CA)
(408) 998-8806 - Northern California branch (located in San Jose, CA)

or e-mail your inquiry to the Export Counseling Division of the Office of Exporter Services at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Export Control Seminars and Workshops

View Upcoming Seminars

Eastern Region | Western Region

Export Seminars - (202) 482-6031

Report a Possible Violation

Use this form to confidentially report possible violations of the export control or antiboycott regulations.

Export Enforcement Hotline - 1-(800) 424-2980

Denied Persons List Inquiry

BIS maintains a list of individuals and firms with whom U.S. parties may not do business. Use this form to ask questions about the list and those who appear on it.

Download/Order Forms On-line

BIS provides the option for users to request forms be mailed to them as well as the ability to download selected BIS Export licensing forms. Directions are also provided for obtaining paper copies of Antiboycott Compliance forms.

Submit an Advisory Opinion Request or Make a Regulatory Inquiry

Please use this form to ask a specific question about our regulations or to ask for advisory opinion information. If you want to talk to a counselor or ask advice about how to apply our regulations please use the "Making an Export Control Inquiry" form above.

Advisory Opinion - A request for guidance related to a specific transaction or set of circumstances that may include asking BIS for guidance on whether a license is required or likely to be granted; the particular licensing policy related to a given end-use, end-user, or destination; or interpretations of specific provisions of the EAR, and how they relate to your transaction.

Regulatory Inquiry - A request for guidance on policies and practices in the EAR, for example: how to apply a specific provision in the EAR, such as license exceptions, to a specific transaction.


One-Time De Minimis Reports

A one-time report which is required before you may rely on the de minimis exclusion from licensing for foreign-made technology that is commingled with controlled U.S.-origin technology. See § 734.4(d)(3) and Supplement No. 2 to part 734 of the EAR.

Ask a Boycott-Related Question

U.S. antiboycott laws were adopted to encourage, and in specified cases, require U.S. firms to refuse to participate in foreign boycotts that the United States does not sanction. This form allows you to ask questions about our "antiboycott" regulations.

Antiboycott Compliance Advice Line - (202) 482-2381

Make an Export Management and Compliance Program Inquiry

Contact the Office of Strategic Industries and Economic Security

Allows you to contact OSIES and submit:

  • Defense Priorities and Allocations Systems inquiries
  • National Defense Stockpile inquiries
  • Offsets in Defense Trade inquiries
  • NATO International Competitive Bidding Eligibility for U.S. companies

Call SIES at (202) 482-4506

Contact the Office of Technology Evaluation (OTE):

This office is the focal point within BIS for analyzing the impact of export controls on U.S. competitiveness and the capabilities of the U.S. industrial base to support the national defense.

Industrial Base Studies
(202) 482-4060
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Technical Advisory Committees
(202) 482-2813

Contact the BIS Web Site Team

Web site owner: Bureau of Industry and Security

  • to provide feedback and comments on BIS Web sites;
  • to request additional information on our Web site privacy and information collection practices;
  • to report accessibility (Section 508) problems with one of our Web pages;
  • to notify us about problems with specific Web pages; and
  • to make a suggestion for the improvement of our Web sites



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