Guidance on the Commerce Department’s Re-export Controls: The United States Department of Commerce regulates exports and reexports of “dual-use” items, i.e., goods, software and technologies with commercial and proliferation/military applications, through its Export Administration Regulations (EAR). If you are outside the United States and wish to export or reexport an item that is of U.S. origin or that has a U.S. connection, your product may require a license from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS). This book is designed to give an understanding of the regulations and how to use them. What is a Reexport? A reexport is the shipment or transmission of an item subject to the EAR from one foreign country (i.e., a country other than the United States) to another foreign country. A reexport also occurs when there is “release” of technology or software (source code) subject to the EAR in one foreign country to a national of another foreign country. Here is some helpful information found in this book: Determining whether your item is subject to the Export Administration Regulations.; Determining whether a U.S.-origin item requires a license from BIS.; Determining whether your foreign-produced product requires a license from BIS because it contains some U.S.-origin content.; Determining if your foreign product requires a license from BIS because it is the direct product of U.S. technology or software.; Determining if your foreign product requires a license from BIS because it is the direct product of a plant or major component of a plant that was developed based on U.S. technology.; Is your product eligible for a License Exception?; Are there any special restrictions I should know about?; Why should you comply with reexport license requirements?; Where to apply for a reexport license?; Additional information and contacting BIS.