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  Export Checklist


To minimize the chances of your export being controlled or prohibited, make sure that you are familiar with the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) administered by the Bureau of Industry and Security. Before getting involved in export transactions, check out the following lists that may reduce your export risks.


Export Checklist:


1. List of Persons with Denied Export Privileges

2. Unverified List – a list of parties where the Bureau of Industry and Security was unable to verify the end use in prior transactions.

3. Entity List – a list of parties whose presence in a transaction can trigger a license requirement. The list also specifies the license requirements that apply to each listed party.

4. Specially Designated Nationals List - a transaction may be prohibited if a person from this list is involved.

5. Debarred List – a list compiled by the State Department of parties barred to participate in the export of defense articles including technical data.

6. Nonproliferation Sanctions – lists of parties sanctioned under various statutes.

7. State Sponsors of Terrorism – a list of states where export transactions may be controlled or even prohibited due to control measures to the specific countries on the list.


Source: The Bureau of Industry and Security

Florida’s Export Enforcement Office is located at:

200 E. Las Olas Blvd.

Fort Lauderdale, FL 33301

Phone: 954-356-7540

Fax: 954-356-7549

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