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Sanctions and Embargoes

Where is my export going, and is it subject to any regulations or licensing requirements?

DSV has provided to our readers a quick-list reference guide below to Sanctioned and Embargoed countries.
(15 CFR 736.2 (b)(6) and (b) (8))

ACCESS TO THE OFFICE OF FOREIGN ASSET CONTROL (OFAC) - OFAC administers the US Sanction programs, primarily dealing with US Embargoes and imposing financial restrictions on some countries. www.treas.gov/offices/enforcement/ofac/ (There are also country restrictions established by the Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) and the US State Department. Below is a chart that show which governing agency imposes Sanctions.

The list is not all encompassing and does not indicate the level of Sanctions. You must refer to the agency’s regulations to determine the level of sanctions. The chart is also subject to change without notice. It is a representations where sanctions may apply. 

Updated: July, 2014.

US STATE DEPARTMENT - The US State Department regulates shipments that are found on the US Munitions List (USML). Their Regulations are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). They can be found at the following link: www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html. And the more general website for the State Department that contains many other useful links: pmddtc.state.gov/external_links. - The US State Department regulates shipments that are found on the US Munitions List (USML).

Their Regulations are the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR). They can be found at the following link: www.pmddtc.state.gov/regulations_laws/itar.html. And the more general website for the State Department that contains many other useful links: pmddtc.state.gov/external_links.

COUNTRY  BIS  OFAC  STATE  UN 
Afghanistan       X  X
Balkans     X    
Belarus     X  X  
Burma (Myanmar)     X  X  
China       X  
Cote d'Ivoire (Ivory Coast)     X  X  
Cuba   X  X  
Cyprus       X  
Dem. Rep of the Congo (Zaire)     X  X  X
Eritrea       X  X
Fiji       X  
Guinea-Bissau       X  X
Haiti       X  
Iran   X  X  X  X
Iraq   X  X  X  X
Kenya        X
Kuwait         X
Kyrgzystan      X  
Lebanon     X  X  X
Liberia     X  X  X
Libya     X  X  X
Myanmar (Burma)     X  X  
Nigeria         X
North Korea   X  X  X  X
Rwanda         X
Sierra Leone         X
Somalia     X  X  X
Sudan   X  X  X  X
Syria   X  X  X  X
Ukraine     X    
Venezuela       X  
Vietnam       X  
Yemen     X    
Zimbabwe     X  X  X


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