U.S. Department of Commerce
Find a broad range of questions and answers on key trade issues from the federal government's main export portal
with information including:
Regulations & Licenses
Trade Data & Analysis
U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS) FAQ’s
Find a range of common questions for people who are new to exporting, and, in particular, new to export controls.
The BIS FAQ’s provide a general understanding of U.S. Department of Commerce regulations and how to use
U.S. Department of State, Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC) FAQ’s
Find links to documents containing answers to frequently asked questions on State Department export controls.
Information is provided on Commodity Jurisdiction, Registration, Licensing, and Compliance.
U.S. Department of Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) FAQ’s
Find information on economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against
targeted foreign countries, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, and those engaged in activities related to the
proliferation of weapons of mass destruction.
Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Find information on U.S. Trade Agreements and current U.S. trade policy. The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
negotiates directly with foreign governments to create trade agreements, resolve disputes and participate in global
trade policy organizations.