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11.150 Export Licensing Service and Information)
BUREAU OF EXPORT ADMINISTRATION, DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE
Export Administration Act of 1979, as amended, 50 U.S.C. 2401 et seq.
Respond to the needs of the exporting community by telephone, in person, and through seminars and other outreach efforts in order to help exporters understand and comply with the Export Administration Regulations that involve the export of certain products and technical data requiring a special export license for shipments to foreign countries.
TYPES OF ASSISTANCE:
USES AND USE RESTRICTIONS:
Individuals and business firms may obtain information, training, and assistance on the interpretation of export control regulations and policies, when a validated export control license is required; and secure expeditious handling of an export application when priority action is warranted.
Applicant Eligibility: Any person, firm, organization, or branch of government needing information or assistance on export control matters.
Pre-application Coordination: None. This program is excluded from coverage under E.O. 12372.
Formula and Matching Requirements: Not applicable.
POST ASSISTANCE REQUIREMENTS:
Account Identification: 13-0300-0-1-376.
The Office of Exporter Services (OEXS) is the Bureau of Export Administration's (BXA) front line unit in providing exporter counseling and plays a major role in guiding exporters through complex licensing transactions. Through a variety of seminar programs offered at locations throughout the United States, OEXS instructs and assists new and established exporters through basic and advanced level courses. OEXS also provides specialized workshops on topics of specific interest (e.g., commercial encryption licensing, chemical weapons regulations, export management systems and freight forwarder programs). In fiscal year 2001, we instructed over 6,000 exporters through 47 BXA sponsored export licensing seminars and workshops. In fiscal year 2002 we anticipate over 7,000 exporters will be counseled through 52 export licensing seminars. A planned increase in fiscal year 2003 to 58 export licensing seminars should allow us to instruct over 8,000 exporters. Through our headquarters in Washington, DC and our Western Regional Offices in Los Angeles and San Jose, California we provide one-on-one counseling 11 hours a day thorough meetings, telephone counseling sessions and responses to e-mail and fax inquiries. In addition, the BXA Web site www.bxa.doc.gov provides exporters constant access to timely information and services.
REGULATIONS, GUIDELINES, AND LITERATURE:
Export Administration Regulations; Export Administration Bulletins; Summary of U.S. Export Regulations; Export Administration Annual Report; Export Control of Technical Data; Exports by Mail; Denial and Probation Orders Currently Affecting Export Privileges; Index to the Commodity Control List; Export Management System Guidelines and Summary thereof.
Regional or Local Office: Refer to Appendix IV of the Catalog for BXA Regional Office addresses.
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