The U.S. Departent of State’s Directorate of Defense Trade Controls (DDTC), the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Industry and Security (BIS), and the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) administer export control regulations that affect some aspects of our business. We request that you (the “Customer”) read and familiarize yourself with the following regarding certain applicable export regulations.
The sale, transfer, transportation, or shipment outside of the U.S. of any product prohibited or restricted for export without complying with U.S. export control laws and regulations, including proper export licensing, documentation or authorization, is strictly prohibited and may result in fines, penalties, and imprisonment.
Shopfans has implemented the Export Management and Compliance Program which protects all export control technical data, product, software or technology from illegal export as per the International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR), Export Administration Regulations (EAR), and the Office of Foreign Asset Controls (OFAC) regulations. Shopfans will not engage in any transaction that requires illegal export of any products and will not assist directly or indirectly with illegal export or re-export of any products. Furthermore, Shopfans will not export shipments that require a formal government authorisation (i.e. export license, agreement, license exemption,etc.) or require Automated Export System (AES) Export Electronic Information (EEI) compliance. Below are some items that generally require a formal U.S. government authorisation:
Items listed below may require an export license, including, but not limited to, the following:
Generation 2, 3, or 4 Night Vision Equipment and Night Vision Accessories
Thermal Imaging Equipment and Heat Seekers
Optical Sighting Equipment and Tactical Lights (both Hand-Held and Weapon-Mountable), Accessories, and Mounting Hardware
Tactical Gear and Weapon Accessories
Military Apparel including Body Armor, Helmets and Helmet Accessories, and Shields (all Levels/Types)
Some Laboratory Equipment (e.g. spectrometers, certain rubber gloves, crucibles, etc.)
Some Electronic Equipment (High powered computers, integrated circuits used in many communication systems, gyros, accelerators, etc.)
Telecommunications products with high levels of encryption (e.g. network switches, LAN or WAN servers, cellular base stations, etc.). Off the shelf cell phones are generally okay.
Manufacturing Equipment (e.g. certain pipes, valves, pumps, generators generally used in the production or development of chemicals, gas & oil, energy, pharmaceutical, and cosmetic industries).
Jet engine or aircraft navigation equipment (civilian and military).
Guns (all types) and accessories (e.g. scopes, stands, handles, ammunition, cases, silencers, etc.)
Important Export Restrictions Warning!
Export of items that require a valid export license, agreement or license exemption by Shopfans is strictly prohibited. These shipments will require special services that Shopfans does not provide. More information may be found in International Traffic in Arms Regulations (ITAR) (22 C.F.R. 120-130) or the Export Administration Regulations (EAR) (15 C.F.R. 730-774). See information from the website below.
Shopfans does not provide services for shipments that require a U.S. AES EEI submission.
Generally shipments that require an AES EEI Submission are:
Any shipment that need a formal U.S. government approval;
Having a value of $2500 or more for the same Harmonized Tariff Schedule (HTS)/Schedule B (same type of item), in the same shipment, going to the same entity.
U.S. law prohibits sale, transfer, or export of items to certain restricted parties, end-uses, and embargoed countries, as identified on lists maintained by the U.S. Department of State, the U.S. Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Department of Treasury. It is the responsibility of the customer to be aware of these lists, which can be found on the below U.S. Government websites. By proceeding with any transaction, the customer confirms that the Customer will not engage in any unauthorised transaction involving export of Shopfans products to any restricted parties or destinations.
Shopfans will not execute shipments to individuals, companies or any other entity that are subject to restriction or denial of export privileges by any agency of the United States government, including without limitation by reason of being named on the Department of Commerce’s Denied Parties List or Entity List; the Department of State’s Debarred List; or the Treasury Department’s Specially Designated Nationals List.
Shopfans will not execute shipments that contain hardware, software or technology that will be used for the development, production, stockpiling or use of weapons of mass destruction.
Shopfans will not export items to U.S. embargoed or sanctioned countries. For a complete list of countries please refer to the EAR, ITAR and OFAC regulations. Most of the U.S. prohibited destinations are listed on the OFAC website (refer to link below).
For further information regarding the applicable laws, regulations, and policies contact:
U.S. Department of Commerce
Bureau of Industry and Security
Tel.: (202) 482-4811
U.S. Department of State
Bureau of Political-Military Affairs
Directorate of Defense Trade Control
Tel.: (202) 663-1282
U.S. Department of the Treasury
Office of Foreign Assets Controls
Tel.: (202) 622-2480