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The Necessity of Obtaining an Export License

Why apply to the U.S. Department of Commerce for an export license? There are many restrictions on exports, including the destination country and materials that can be exported. Exporting certain materials or to certain countries or entities can lead to criminal prosecution.

Last week an Iranian national was sentenced to just over four years in federal prison for illegally exporting items to Iran. Iran, like many countries, is an export destination that is heavily restricted by the U.S. government. The Iranian national did not have and did not apply for an export license and also did not apply for approval by the U.S. Treasury Department.

Whether you are exporting restricted materials, exporting to a restricted destination, or are exporting unrestricted materials to any other destination, it is important that you obtain an export license and approval from the U.S. Treasury Department. The process can be complicated and there are numerous ways to have your application delayed or denied.

International exporting can be lucrative and because of that much of the exporting can be time sensitive. That is one reason it is important to have the help of an attorney when filling out and filing your application for an export license. An attorney can aid you in completing your application, making sure that every question is answered correctly and with sufficient detail so that your application is not delayed or rejected.

Applying for an export license is only the beginning of the international exporting process. Call Boyer Law Firm and let us help you navigate the waters of international exporting. We are here to help.

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