Export Licensing

Questions and answers about Export Licensing

  • EU Export Licensing to Russia

    Question: Is the anyone in membership doing EU Export Licensing to Russia? If yes, are you experiencing long turnaround times? Say 6 months to a year or sometimes more? If no, what is your typical turnaround time? Answer 1: It depends which country you are exporting from the EU. I know BAFA in Germany is […]

  • Export License Requirement

    Question: I have a Dell BDR (Backup server) with an ECCN classification of 5A002 that needs to be shipped to Mexico. The Country of Origin is also Mexico would this item still require an export license to be exported or is there an exception for this? Answer 1: Your import of the server into MX […]

  • Export Licensing

    Question: We have a Bulk License that covers 9A610.x parts, accessories, attachments going to our parent company in Italy for various end-users also in Italy for a specific end item.  he license has two conditions, first is the normal condition regarding re-exporting, etc.  The second states the requirements of keeping records for each shipment containing, […]

  • foreign national employees

    Question: Although many Q&A regarding foreign nationals are in the database, I haven’t found anything specific for an upcoming scenario in my organization: We are a manufacturer in the aerospace industry and are owned by a foreign parent company.  We are looking to into a contract labor supplier that is working on setting up a […]

  • Russia Sanctions

    Question: Hello Membership! Does anyone ship medical devices to Russia and Belarus under an Export License?  I wonder if we can ship from US to a Distribution Center in EU without filing in AES and then ship from our DC in Europe who are listed as Intermediary consignee in a license? Thanks! Asked by: Irina […]

  • Export controls on helmets

    Question: Has anyone had athletic helmets get caught up in ECCN 0A979?  Specifically, helmets intended for inline skating and winter sports?  0A979 is pretty vague, saying only, “Police helmets and shields; and ‘specially designed’ ‘components,’ n.e.s.”  The List of Items Controlled says only, “The list of items controlled is contained in the ECCN heading.” Answer […]

  • Export license to Russia

    Question: My company, which manufactures medical devices, submitted two Export license applications for Russia (based on HTS inclusion in new EAR Supplement No. 4 to Part 746) in early August 2023, and according to STELA they are still showing as pending.  I provide daily updates to the business leaders based on what I see in […]

  • SNAP-R expor license status

    Question: Hi everyone, I submitted an application for export license in SNAP-R and it is under “Pending” status. Is there a way to know which licensing officer has been assigned to the case while it is under interagency review? I’d like to contact the officer appointed to the case.  Thank you. Answer 1: You will […]

  • Social Media posts, Export Controls, and LK99

    Question: I’ve been searching for real world examples of “Do’s” and “Don’ts” for an export control training.  The trainees are a group of researchers.  Does the membership think that a scenario like the LK-99 social media posts could apply?  Assuming the claims are real, it would be groundbreaking – Can the membership help me with […]

  • SNAP-R

    Question: I’ve recently requested to open a SNAP-R account but been told by BIS that there are some IT issues preventing them from opening the account, and that “it should be fixed soon”.  This is for a one-off export of a machine that requires a license.  Has anyone else had the same experience?  Any other […]

  • Foreign National license for customer

    Question: My customer has an export authorization that allows their foreign national employee to work on a specific project that concerns products classified as 9A###. Does this authorization cover my company sharing controlled technical data with this employee or do I need my own authorization? Answer 1: Assuming the export authorization is a BIS license, […]