U.S. Export Controls

The following comprise the regulatory regime regarding export controls in the United States.

Visual Compliance provides a cumulative listing of recently released or revised documentation from all agencies. Each update is ordered by date, providing a one-view summary of new developments in export compliance, federal regulations, rules, orders, and notices.

Export Administration Regulations (EAR)
Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS)

The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) are issued by the United States Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) under laws relating to the control of certain exports, reexports, transshipments and other activities. more +

Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) Regulations
U.S. Treasury Department

The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the U.S. Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions against targeted foreign countries, terrorism sponsoring organizations, and international narcotics traffickers based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals. more +

Directorate of Defense Trade Controls, International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR)
U.S. State Department

In accordance with the Arms Export Control Act (AECA) and the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), the Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DTC) controls the export and temporary import of defense articles and services by taking final action on license applications and other requests for approval for defense trade exports and retransfers, and handling matters related to defense trade compliance, enforcement, and reporting. more +

Federal Register Rules and Notices
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA)

The Federal Register is the official daily publication of the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). U.S. government departments and agencies are required to publish notices of proposed rule making in the Federal Register to enable citizens to participate in the decision making process of the government, together with final rules and orders once formulated. The register contains Federal agency regulations; proposed rules and notices; and Executive orders, proclamations and other Presidential documents. more +

The Export Administration Act
U.S. Senate Banking Committee

The Export Administration Act of 2001 (January 23, 2001) establishes a new export control list for sensitive U.S. technologies, and authorizes the President to establish a President's Technology Export Council, as well as Export Control Advisory Committees. New National Security Controls, Foreign Policy Controls, and Agriculture Exemptions are also authorized, together with Export Licensing and Dispute Resolution Procedures, and International Arrangements, Penalties, and Enforcement. more +

Other Agencies With Responsibilities for U.S. Export Controls

Visual Compliance also provides export compliance help, as well as contact information for other agencies involved with U.S. export controls, including: more +

Mandatory AES for USML and CCL goods

Notices and orders published in the U.S. Federal Register concerned with Mandatory Automated Export System (AES) Filing for all Shipments Requiring Shipper's Export Declaration, together with its Statutory Authorities, are also posted at Visual Compliance.