On May 30, 2013, the U.S. government issued a General License on the export of electronic devices such as, cellphones, laptops, computers, and wireless routers to Iran. This effectively ended a ban that has been in place since 1992. According to the Department of Treasury's press release "this General License aims to empower the Iranian people as their government intensifies its efforts to stifle their access to information." Pursuant to 31 C.F.R. Part 560 the General License does not authorize the export of any listed equipment to the Iranian government[...]
The Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) of the US Department of the Treasury administers and enforces economic and trade sanctions based on US foreign policy and national security goals against targeted foreign countries and regimes, terrorists, international narcotics traffickers, those engaged in activities related to the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction, and other threats to the national security, foreign policy or economy of the United States. OFAC acts under Presidential national emergency powers, as well as authority granted by specific legislation, to impose controls on transactions and freeze[...]
When a entity is presented with the question of whether a good or service falls under the Commerce Control List ("CCL") or the United States Munitions List ("USML") they may proceed for a commodity jurisdiction request ("CJ"). The U.S. government applies different licensing procedures and policies depending on above jurisdiction. The Bureau of Industry and Security ("BIS") is the licensing agency for exports subject to the Export Administration Regulations ("EAR") containing the CCL. The Department of State Directorate of Defense Trade Controls ("DDTC") is the licensing agency for exports subject[...]
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