The Export Administration Regulations (EAR) is enforced by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) of the U.S. Department of Commerce.
What is the EAR?
The EAR (Export Administration Regulations) are the rules by which the U.S. Department of Commerce Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) regulates and controls exports of goods from the United States. All goods and services that are not covered under the State Department’s US Munitions (USML) list fall within the preview of the EAR.
Taken from the BIS Website: “The Bureau of Industry and Security is charged with the development, implementation and interpretation of U.S. export control policy for dual-use commodities, software, and technology. Dual-use items subject to BIS regulatory jurisdiction have predominantly commercial uses, but also have military applications. In order to accomplish this objective, BIS seeks to promulgate clear, concise, and timely regulations.”
To help understand what export items fall under the EAR, the BIS has compiled a list of common questions like, “Does My Shipment Require an Export License?” and “What types of items does the Department of Commerce regulate?
The list of frequently asked questions does not substitute for consulting the EAR instead it should be used as a guide.
If you or your company seeks practical knowledge of the EAR, IIEI’s Understanding the EAR course is taught from the perspective of the practicing professional who needs to know, understand and use this knowledge on a regular basis.
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