License Determination

Exports can be restricted due to the item (commodity, software, or technology) that will be shipped, location, the receiving party, and what they will be using it for. Several government agencies, such as the Department of Commerce, Department of Defense, and Department of the Treasury, regulate exports for economic and international defense reasons.

 The following decision tree provides a basic guide to whether an item would likely be subject to export controls. The questionnaire below offers a more detailed assessment of licensing requirements.