Exported goods of U.S. origin may be stringently regulated and tightly controlled. Depending on the nature of the goods or the country of ultimate destination, a specific product may be regulated by multiple U.S. Government agencies.
The Bureau of Industry and Security promotes the Nation’s economic development and technological advancement by ensuring an effective export control and treaty compliance system.
Licenses defense services and defense (munitions) articles.
OFAC administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on U.S. foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy, or economy of the United States. The OFAC website provides information on these sanctions, the complete list of Specially Designated Nationals and Blocked Persons (the "SDN List"), and other sanctions lists administered by OFAC.
Licenses nuclear material and equipment.
Licenses nuclear technology and technical data for nuclear power and special nuclear material
Licenses natural gas.
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.
Import and Export of wildlife and endangered and threatened species.
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.
Oversees patent filing data sent abroad.
Hazardous waste transportation