Countries of Concern
Generally speaking, a license may be required to ship or transfer “controlled” technology, data, or items to certain countries outside of the United States. Controlled technology refers to those found in the EAR Commerce Control List or the ITAR Munitions List. Please note this includes the transfer of “controlled” technology, data, information or items to foreign nationals within the U.S. or outside the U.S.
OFAC has sanctions on the following countries: Balkans, Belarus, Burma, Cote d’Ivoire (Ivory Coast), Cuba, Democratic Republic of the Congo Iran, Iraq, Former Liberian Regime of Charles Taylor, North Korea, Sudan, Syria, and Zimbabwe. *
ITAR policy applies to Belarus, Cuba, Eritrea, Iran, North Korea, Syria, and Venezuela. This policy also applies to countries to which the United States maintains an arms embargo (e.g., Burma, China, Liberia, and Sudan) or whenever an export would not otherwise be in furtherance of world peace and the security and foreign policy of the United States. Except for a few limited circumstances and on a case-by-case basis, it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses, other approvals, exports and imports of defense articles and defense services destined for or originating in Iraq, Afghanistan, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Haiti, Libya, Vietnam, Somalia, and Sri Lanka.
EAR controls certain exports, reexports, and activities. In addition, the EAR implement antiboycott law provisions requiring regulations to prohibit specified conduct by United States persons that has the effect of furthering or supporting boycotts fostered or imposed by a country against a country friendly to the United States. See Commerce list from part 774.
Terrorism: Exports to countries which the Secretary of State has determined to have repeatedly provided support of acts of international terrorism are contrary to the foreign policy of the United States, and therefore it is the policy of the United States to deny licenses and other approvals for exports and imports to Cuba, Iran, North Korea, Sudan and Syria.