OFAC License Requirements

  1. Certain indviduals and organizations are prohibited from receiving U.S. exports or may receive only certain licensed goods. If the individual or organization you are shipping to is on OFAC’s Specially Designated Nationals (SDN) list, your shipment will require an export license from OFAC.
  2. Check the SDN List at http://sdnsearch.ofac.treas.gov.

  3. If you are shipping to Iran or Sudan, please be aware of strict export requirements that may require a license from OFAC. (For Cuba, North Korea, and Syria, please see “BIS Export License Requirements.”
  4. For more information, please see “Shipping to Sanctioned Countries.”

  5. If you determine a license is required, check to see if there is an exception for the item(s) in your shipment.

See www.ecfr.gov to check the applicable Part of Title 31, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Chapter V for exempt transactions and general licenses to see if there is an exception for your item(s).

For more information on how to apply for an OFAC license, please see “Applying for an OFAC License.”

Customers are prohibited from shipping any item with controlled U.S. content or any item intended to support weapons-proliferation activities, unless they have all applicable U.S. government permissions.

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