Compliance may be something you don’t think of often, but you’ll think of it really quickly if your company was faced with a potentially large fine or other type of penalty including civil and criminal charges. Performing the necessary due diligence in advance of any export transaction can help avoid these costly mistakes.
First, our products and services are governed under the U.S. Commerce Department’s Export Administration Regulations (EAR). You cannot ship any iDirect products into the current list of embargoed / sanctioned countries:
- North Korea
An export license gives you the authorization to export certain technology and products from the U.S. to a specific customer in a specific country. Most of iDirect’s products and software do not require an export license but some do when you’re shipping to government end-users in certain countries.
Here are some questions to help you determine if you need an export license:
- Is the item specifically listed on the Commerce Control List?
- Is the end-user in an embargoed country?
- Is the end-user listed on any prohibited party list?
If the answer to any of the above is yes, an export license is most likely needed.