United States Government Departments and Agencies with Export Control Responsibilities

Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DTC):
Licenses defense services and defense (munitions) articles.

Tel. (202) 663-1282

Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC):
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorism sponsoring organizations, and international narcotics traffickers. The OFAC Web site provides information on these sanctions as well as the complete list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the "SDN list").

Toll Free Hotline:1 (800) 540-6322
Local Hotline:(202) 622-2490
Fax:(202) 622-1657
OFAC Licensing Division (Direct):(202) 622-2480
Cuba Sanctions Violation Hotline (Miami):(786) 845-2829
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Office of Foreign Assets Control
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Freedman Bank Building
1500 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW
Washington, DC 20220

Nuclear Regulatory Commission, Office of International Programs:
Licenses nuclear material and equipment.

Tel. (301) 415-2344Fax: (301) 415-2395

Department of Energy, Office of Arms Controls and Nonproliferation, Export Control Division:
Licenses nuclear technology and technical data for nuclear power and special nuclear materials.

Tel. (202) 586-2112Fax: (202) 586-6977

Department of Energy, Office of Fuels Programs:
Licenses natural gas and electric power.

Tel. (202) 586-9482Fax: (202) 586-6050

Defense Technology Security Administration:
The Defense Technology Security Administration (DTSA) administers the development and implementation of Department of Defense (DoD) technology security policies on international transfers of defense-related goods, services and technologies.

Tel. (703)325-4049Fax: (703) 602-5842

Department of the Interior, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service:
Import and Export of wildlife and endangered and threatened species.

Tel. (703) 358-2093Fax: (703) 358-2280

Drug Enforcement Administration, Office of Diversion Control, Import-Export Unit:
Oversees the export of controlled substances and the import and export of listed chemicals used in the production of control substances under the Controlled Substances Act.

Controlled Substances
Tel. (202) 307-7182 -- (202) 307-7181Fax: (202) 307-7503
Tel. (202) 307-4916Fax: (202) 307-4702

Food and Drug Administration, Office of Compliance:
For the Export of Unapproved Medical Devices

Tel. (800) 638-2041 -- (301) 796-7100Fax: (301) 847-8149 
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Food and Drug Administration, Import/Export:
Licenses drugs.

Tel. (855) 543-3784 -- (301)796-3400Email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Patent and Trademark Office, Licensing and Review:
Oversees patent filing data sent abroad.

Tel. (703) 308-1722Fax: (703) 305-3603

Environmental Protection Agency, Office of Solid Waste, International and Transportion Branch:
Regulates hazardous waste exports

Tel. (703)308-0005

International/Government Export Control Web sites

Wassenaar Arrangement:
Provides links and information on the export controls of the various participating countries.

U.S. Mission to the OSCE, Vienna, Austria:
Provides links to the history of the Wassenaar Arrangement, Questions and Answers, Documentation, and Reference Materials

Links to other Federal Resources for Export Promotion

The following is a brief list of some federal agencies offering promotion trade information and related services.

International Trade Administration (ITA), Department of Commerce:
ITA provides industry and country specific market information, and offers a wide variety of programs to assist U.S. exporters.

ITA's Trade Information Center (TIC):
A comprehensive resource for information on all federal government export assistance programs.

Small Business Administration (SBA):
SBA provides a full range of export assistance services to small businesses, particularly those new to exporting, and offers counseling, training, managerial and trade finance assistance.

U.S. Government export portal

Bureau of Census, Department of Commerce:
Census provides trade data on exports and imports, and information on Schedule B numbers and the Shipper's Export Declaration.

Bureau of Customs and Border Protection and Bureau of Immigration and Customs Enforcement:
These two Bureaus, formerly the U.S. Customs, are responsible for ensuring that all goods entering and exiting the United States do so in accordance with all U.S. laws and regulations.

Links to other Federal Resources

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U.S. Navy, Office of Naval Research, Best Manufacturing Practices (BMP):
This Navy Center of Excellence Web page is designed to introduce companies to the best practices in the areas of design, text, production, facilities, logistics, and management. BIS partners with the BMP program to assist small and medium-companies in competitive enhancement and defense diversification efforts.

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